Deakin Plasma Facility

Deakin’s Institute for Frontier Materials is home to a new plasma research laboratory


Dr. Jane Dai

+61 3 522 72427

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Post author: Jane Dai. Last update: 03/02/2016 at 3:15 pm by Jane Dai.


A new plasma laboratory for tailoring surfaces/interfaces and producing new materials has been opened within the Institute for Frontier Materials. Plasma offers an exciting new way to shape materials for scientific and industrial applications.

The Plasma Facility brings all the needed expertise together so that diverse problems can be approached from the best angle with the right skills. The expertise includes plasma physics and chemistry, materials science and engineering, biology, measurement and characterisation. The Plasma Facility focuses on gaining an improved understanding and on developing new plasma technology and methods to match the needs of each project. The projects currently being tackled range from improving the efficiency of solar cells and batteries, through biomaterials, food sterilisation, agriculture, sensors, nano-fabrication and light-weight composites to anti-pilling of wool knitwear, waste-water treatment and electronic textiles.



Deakin’s Plasma Facility provides a platform technology for collaborative research and solutions for industry. More than thirty PhD studies and collaborative projects have been undertaken and proposed. The new plasma laboratory is backed by the facilities and expertise of IFM and the collaborations also extend across the University and to outside organisations nationally and internationally.

The plasma team has extensive experience and a track record in solving challenges using an improved understanding of the underlying mechanisms and of how to tailor the plasma to match the applications.

The Plasma Facility team work in partnership to understand and jointly solve problems. Different experts harmoniously working together is the key to meeting and solving new challenges.


Advanced plasma facility

PVD + PECVD used for fabrication of multi-layer thin films & nanostructuring of material, surface treatment.

Facility: Dr. Jane Dai | +61 3 522 72427

Commercial atmospheric pressure plasma system

Commercial atmospheric pressure plasma system used for surface treatment for textiles and thin films.

Facility: Dr. Jane Dai | +61 3 522 72427

Gases / monomers Plasma system

Low pressure plasma used for surface plasma treatment and plasma polymerization.

Facility: Dr. Jane Dai | +61 3 522 72427

Liquid Plasma System

Liquid Plasma System used for Fodd sterilization, enhanced plant growth, waste water treatment, and nanomaterial fabrication..

Facility: Dr. Jane Dai | +61 3 522 72427

Plasma plus thermal system

Plasma plus thermal system used for nano-structuring, element doping, and surface cleaning / functionalization..

Facility: Dr. Jane Dai | +61 3 522 72427

Stirring Plasma System

Low pressure plasma system used for functionalization or coating of nanomaterials.

Facility: Dr. Jane Dai | +61 3 522 72427


Deakin Plasma Facility

Deakin University, . Institute for Frontier Materials, Geelong Technology Precinct, Deakin University, 75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, Australia.

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Type: Research laboratory
Discipline areas: Chemical Science, Engineering Science, Materials Science
Precinct: South west
Affiliations: Deakin University

Tags: plasma, surface chemistry