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Stuart Gordon is a Senior Principal Research Scientist in CSIRO Agriculture and Food's Systems Program where he leads CSIRO’s Advanced Natural Fibre Team. He holds wool and cotton classing certificates, a bachelor's degree in Agricultural Science and a PhD from La Trobe University. He is also a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Stuart has been involved in natural fibre research, manufacture and management for more than 25 years. He currently leads projects in fibre metrology, post-harvest processing and product development. He is also secretary of the Australian Industrial Hemp Conference organizing committee and has been active in raising the profile of industrial hemp production and processing. Stuart is an elected member of the International Textile Manufacturers Federation’s Committee for Cotton Test Methods and was a Non-Executive Director of the International Fibre Centre between 2010 and 2016. Prior to joining CSIRO, he worked as Technical Manager of Australia’s then largest cotton spinning company, Rocklea Spinning Mills.

Professional Experiences

  • 1989-1990

    'Nindethana' and 'Garston' Sheep Stations SW NSW

  • 1990-1993

    La Trobe University

  • 1994-1994

    Post-doctoral Fellow
    CSIRO Plant Industry

  • 1994-1995

    Post-doctoral Fellow
    USDA ARS, New Orleans

  • 1996

    Post-doctoral Fellow
    Australian cotton spinning industry

  • 1996-1999

    Technical Manager
    Rocklea Spinning Mills

  • 1999-2004

    Senior Research Scientist
    CSIRO Textile and Fibre Technology

  • 2005-2011

    Principal Research Scientist
    CSIRO Materials, Science and Engineering

  • 2012-2014

    Research Group Leader Fibre Physics and Engineering
    CSIRO Materials, Science and Engineering

  • 2015-2017

    Team Leader Natural Fibres
    CSIRO Manufacturing

  • 2018-current

    Team Leader Advanced Natural Fibres
    CSIRO Agriculture and Food