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Dr; Research Program Leader: Fibre Science, CSIRO

Dr Stuart Lucas is the Fibre Science Research Program Leader at CSIRO Materials Science and Engineering.

Our fibre science research program investigates the structure, properties and behaviours of fibres and fibrous materials for new industrial materials.

Fibre Science and engineering research aims to:

- create innovative fibre and textile product solutions across a broad spectrum of Australia’s needs
- stimulate international demand for Australia’s natural fibres, such as our cotton products
- create new commercial products based on advanced fibrous structures and materials.


  • 2006–2011
    Research Group Leader, Fibre Science & Engineering, CSIRO
  • 2001–2006
    Research Engineer, CSIRO


  • 1997 
    University of Melbourne, PhD/Robotics
  • 1993 
    Monash, Bachelor of Electrical and Computer Engineering


2007 Smart Geelong Researcher of the Year, Innovation and Advanced Manufacturing “Dark speck contamination and web width detection”