ICNF 2019 - 4th International Conference on Natural Fibers
Functionality and Sustainability of Natural Fibre Materials
Deakin University, Australia
Professor Wang is the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Future Fibres) at Deakin University, Australia. He heads the ARC Research Hub for Future Fibres, a major collaboration between leading research organisations and industry partners. 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, he was awarded the US Fiber Society Distinguished Achievement Award. In 2006, he was named Alfred Deakin Professor, the highest Honour that Deakin University can bestow on a member of staff.
He served as President of the Fiber Society in 2015. He also served as the Chair of the Federation of Asian Professional Textile Associations (FAPTA) for two years. 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). Professor Wang served as the conference chair for the Fiber Society Spring Conference in 2013, the Textile Institute World Conference in 2014, and the Asian Textile Conference in 2015.
This talk will discuss recent research on important yet less known functionalities of natural fibres. It will also highlight environmental issues associated with natural fibre processing and present novel approaches in addressing the sustainability issues facing the natural fibre and textile industries.