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Seminar - ADVANCED NANOSTRUCTURED FABRICS FOR LOW BURDEN PROTECTION by Dr. Yen Bach Truong
日期:2018 年 01 月 22 日 ( 星期一)
Time:10:30am - 12:00pm
Venue:EF305

Abstract:

The focus of the Advance Nanostructured Fabrics for Low Burden Personal Protection project is the development of a composite fabric for use in a low burden Chemical, Biological and Radiological (CBR) suit which exceeds the protective capability of the current systems. The adsorbent-nanofibre composite technology can be incorporated into a broad range of existing outer face fabrics. The adsorbent-nanofibre composite layer(s) will not interfere with the existing fabric coatings and surface treatments (e.g dyes) while providing protection against gases, vapours and particulate aerosols. Several scientific development stages must be achieved for the success of the project, including

(i)The development of novel adsorbent-nanofibre membrane materials

(ii) Investigation and selection of a robust path for integrating the adsorbent-nanofibre membrane and

(iii) Testing of novel adsorbent-nanofibre membrane materials and integrated composite fabrics to meet set target performances.

Results and findings from these scientific development stages of the project will be presented.

Bio-sketch:

Dr. Yen Bach Truong is a Senior Research Scientist and Research Team Leader of the Functional Materials team at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)-Manufacturing in Australia. She holds a Master in Analytical Chemistry from RMIT University and a PhD in Chemical Engineering in Fibre Science from Monash University. She has been working in the fabrication of electrospun nanofibres for a range of applications and has published over 38 peer-reviewed papers in this area. She chaired the Inaugural International Conference on Electrospinning (Electrospin 2010) in Melbourne, Australia, in 2010. Her current research interests are in the use of electrospun composite materials in personal protection.