Research Fellows & Staff

Dr. Javad ForoughiJavad Nov 14

ARC Research Fellow, Intelligent Polymer Research Institute, ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science, University of Wollongong, Australia


B.Sc. & M. SC. Science in Engineering, (Fibre science and Textile Chemistry) at the Isfahan University of Technology, Iran.
PhD: Materials Engineering from University of Wollongong, NSW, Australia.

Research Interests:
My research interests include Nanomaterials, Electromechanical actuators (“artificial muscles”) using inherently conducting polymers and / or carbon Nanotube, bionics and novel fibres spinning and the use of these in the development of smart materials.

Current Research:

  • Design and fabrication of tissue engineering scaffolds with complex 3D architectures and customized chemistry that mimic the in vivo tissue environment,
  • Developing novel torsional carbon nanotubes yarn actuators for artificial muscles
  • Fuel –powered artificial muscle actuators, Novel fibres spinning, Bionics, Electronic textiles

ISE (International Society of Electrochemistry)

Australian Nanotechnology Network

SPIE Smart Structures

Key Publications:

Artificial Muscles from Fishing Line and Sewing Thread. Published in Science, 2014. 343(6173) 868-872

Electrically, Chemically, and Photonically Powered Torsional and Tensile Actuation of Hybrid Carbon Nanotube Yarn Muscles. Published in Science, 2012. 338(6109) 928-932

Torsional Carbon Nanotube Artificial Muscles.  Published as a highlights paper in Science, 2011. 334(6055) 494-497

(Book) Javad Foroughi, Geoffrey M. Spinks, Gordon G. Wallace, “Nanotechnology and Conducting Polymer Fibre: Towards the Development of Nano-Structured Conducting Polymers and Nano-Composite Fibres”, Lambert Academic Publishing, Saarbrucken, Germany, 2010.

(Patent) Javad Foroughi, et al. “Torsional Carbon Nanofiber Actuators and Methods to Make and use same”,US Patent Application: 21724-009P01

For publications please refer to ResearcherID profile above or Google Scholar

Javad Foroughi spinning yarns

Javad book cover

javad poster



Interested in the ACES / IPRI Materials Program? Contact Dr Javad Foroughi 
Phone: +61 2 42981452 

Last reviewed: 6 November, 2014