Biography: Xungai Wang

Professor Wang is Director of the ARC Research Hub for Future Fibres and Australian Future Fibres Research & Innovation Centre (AFFRIC), Institute for Frontier Materials (IFM) at Deakin University. IFM is the largest materials research institute in Australia, with over 300 people working on a range of materials including fibres and textiles.

Professor Wang holds a PhD in Fibre Science and Technology and a Graduate Diploma in Higher Education from the University of New South Wales (Sydney). In 2005 Professor Wang was awarded the US Fiber Society Distinguished Achievement Award. In 2006, he was named Alfred Deakin Professor, the highest Honour that Deakin can bestow on a member of staff. In 2010, he received the prestigious “One Thousand Talents” fellowship in China, hosted by Wuhan Textile University. He was elected President of the Fiber Society in 2015.

Professor Wang has published over 300 journal articles. He is a member of the editorial advisory board of several key journals in the field, including Textile Research Journal and Journal of the Textile Institute (serving also as a Subject Editor).