Electrospinning is a technique that uses electrostatic forces to draw out nanometre-wide fibres which can then be transformed into versatile materials. Applications for these nanofibres include filtration, smart fabrics, and battery technology.
Electrospinning technique has experienced a rapid development in both scientific and technological aspects in the last two decades. The great research efforts contributed into this promising nanotechnology have not only extended the applications of electrospun nanofibrous materials, but also matured the fibre preparation process and electrospinning equipment.
In this presentation, Dr Hao Shao will review some energy harvesting application work of electrospun nanofibres. He will also introduce the electrospinning machines available for use at ANFF. The ANFF equipment includes two electrospinning machines – a lab-scale batch production system and a nine-metre-long, industrial-scale system capable of continuously producing two-metre-wide sheets at a rate of approximately 2kg/hour.
Dr Hao Shao is the Institute for Frontier Materials‘ (IFM) Instrument Specialist in charge of needleless electrospinning machine maintenance, training and promotion work. He received his PhD from IFM, specialising in the development of mechanical-to-electrical energy harvesters, electrospinning technique and electrospinning machines.
Thu. 7 December 2017
10:00 am – 11:00 am AEST
Level 4 Seminar Room
AIBN, Building 75
The University of Queensland
St Lucia, Queensland 4072
Spaces are limited, so register now.