Spinifex Grass - Hidden Gold in the Australian Landscape

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I am an early career researcher working in the STEM field of nanomaterials engineering. In 2013 during my PhD, I discovered unique and high-quality fibres (cellulose nanofibers) isolated from Australian spinifex grass using simple, cost-effective, and environmentally friendly methods. These nanofibers are a game-changer for advanced manufacturing. Currently I am working to validate my patented technology in the real world applications of ultra-thin and strong latex membrane for condom and glove applications, water filtration materials, reinforcing recycled cardboard boxes and a green precursor for renewable carbon fibre. My work will deliver social, environmental and economic benefits to Queensland by developing new nanocellulose-based manufacturing industries and exportable high-value raw materials and additives; providing new jobs; and helping to manage our environmental assets by making use of a largely ignored sustainable resource and contributing to climate change adaptation in Australia’s arid zone. Simultaneously, this work will kick-start a new remote indigenous enterprise.



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Mahshid Firouzi
over 2 years ago

Good luck Nasim!

Homa Homa
over 2 years ago

Proud of you Nasim!

mojtabamirhasjemi mojtabamirhasjemi
over 2 years ago

You are the best

Liyu Liyu
over 2 years ago

Proud of you.

Fabio Amiralian
over 2 years ago

Great work!

Septevani Septevani
over 2 years ago

Very very proud of you..

Maziar Maziar
over 2 years ago

Good work Nasim.

Echeng Echeng
over 2 years ago

Good work Nasim!

pete halley
over 2 years ago

go spinifex girl go!

Melissa Nikolic
over 2 years ago

Good luck Nasim!

Darren Martin
over 2 years ago

Go Nasim!

Nasim Amiralian
over 2 years ago

Thanks everyone for your support!

Barbara Rolfe
over 2 years ago

Good luck Nasim.

Mostafa Mirhashemi
over 2 years ago

نسیم جان بتو افتخار میکنیم

Kereshmeh Kereshmeh
over 2 years ago

Your dedication, enthusiasm and insight are really inspiring. I wish you many years of great achievements!.

Amir NH
over 2 years ago

All the best Nasim..

Yun Huang
over 2 years ago

Good luck Nasim.

Jimmy Wnon
over 1 year ago

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