Dr Ian Blanchonette

Team Leader

Contact details:

  • +61352464042
  • 75 PIGDONS ROAD
    WAURN PONDS VIC 3216 AUSTRALIA

Biography

Having completed a PhD in Physics at Monash University, Ian has been employed by CSIRO since 1989. Upon commencement, Ian's focus was on wool. He worked on projects that ranged from contamination in raw wool through to moisture management fabrics for elite sport, covering just about every process in the wool pipeline along the way. Since 1999 his research has centred on high performance textiles and their use for sport, medicine and the military.

Ian is currently the leader of the Advanced Fibrous Materials Team in the CSIRO Manufacturing Business Unit.

Current Roles

  • Team Leader
    Advanced Fibrous Materials

  • Deputy Site Leader
    Waurn Ponds

Academic Qualifications

  • 1984

    BSc (Hons) Physics
    Monash University

  • 1989

    PhD Physics
    Monash University

Professional Experiences

  • 2002-present

    Senior Research Scientist
    CSIRO

  • 2017-present

    Team Leader - Advanced Fibrous Materials
    CSIRO

  • 2020-present

    Deputy Site Leader - Waurn Ponds
    CSIRO

  • 2014-2017

    Team Leader - Flexible Materials
    CSIRO

  • 2009-2012

    Stream Leader - Advancing Human Performance
    CSIRO

  • 2007-present

    CSIRO/AIS Relationship Manager
    CSIRO

  • 1989-2002

    Research Scientist
    CSIRO

Publications

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