Safer Timbers


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Timber has been used in domestic house construction for millennia, yet the harsh Australian conditions are testing for this natural material. This project focuses on new surface treatments that impart resistance to some of the most serious threats to timber; fire, water and termites.


Dr. Sina Jamali majored in polymer and organic coatings in both undergraduate and masters degrees, holds PhDs from UK and Australia and has published both scientific research and patents in the field of surface coatings. He has worked with industry and co-founded a previous start-up in the field of specialty coatings. Sina is currently working as a research fellow at the University of Wollongong within the ARC Research Hub for Australian Steel Manufacturing.

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