Centre for Future Materials

A world-leading research centre in advanced composite materials and applications providing advanced partnerships with industry towards innovation and growth


Centre Overview

Centre for Future Materials (CFM) has gained a reputation for pioneering research and development in engineered fibre composites. CFM prioritises R&D in advanced composite manufacturing, civil composites, smart materials, and geopolymer & concrete. CFM operates a dedicated industry test service for more than 1000 business clients across multiple sectors both nationally and internationally. The testing services, in compliance with national and international standards, ranges from materials characterisation, polymer analysis, mechanical testing and large scale structural testing.

In field of  Composite Materials, we name USQ as Australia’s top research institution,  with most citations in the top 20 journals in the field in the last five years.

Research Special Report

September 2020, THE AUSTRALIAN

Centre Values

Delivering R&D to Reality

CFM does industry lead research – not an academic interpretation of what industry may want

Working closely with industry partners

Development of advanced/sustainable materials & manufacturing

From research laboratory to real-life applications

Awards and Partnerships

CFM Nature Index


All research outputs for Centre for Future Materials, USQ published between 1 May 2019 – 30 April 2020 tracked by the Nature Index

Nature Index

Composites Part B: Engineering

An International Journal
Editors-in-Chief: Hao Wang, Uday Kumar Vaidya, PhD

CiteScore: 7.39  Impact Factor: 6.864 

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