Project Summary

As part of the ARC funded project, this research involves in exploring the application of our patented spinifex nanocellulose technology for developing low cost and biobased precursors for high-performing carbon fibre. In addition, we are also exploring other possible applications such as energy-storage batteries from the low-cost and biomass derived carbon materials.

Publications

Gaddam, Rohit Ranganathan, Jiang, Edward, Amiralian, Nasim, Annamalai, Pratheep K., Martin, Darren J., Kumar, Nanjundan Ashok and Zhao, X. S. (2017) Spinifex nanocellulose derived hard carbon anodes for high-performance sodium-ion batteries. Sustainable Energy & Fuels, 1 5: 1090-1097. doi:10.1039/c7se00169j

Jiang, Edward , Amiralian, Nasim, Maghe, Maxime, Laycock, Bronwyn, McFarland, Eric, Fox, Bronwyn, Martin, Darren J. and Annamalai, Pratheep K. (2017) Cellulose nanofibers as rheology modifiers and enhancers of carbonization efficiency in polyacrylonitrile. ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, 5 4: 3296-3304. doi:10.1021/acssuschemeng.6b03144

Research Group

Martin Group

Keywords

Nanocellulose, carbon, spinning, fibre, battery

  

Project members

Lead Investigators


Professor Darren Martin

Senior Group Leader
Martin Group

Dr Pratheep Kumar Annamalai 

Advance QLD Research Fellow (Mid)
Martin Group

Researchers Involved


Dr Nasim Amiralian

Advance QLD Research Fellow (Early)
Martin Group

Edward Jiang

PhD Student
Martin Group

Collaborators


Bronwyn Laycock