Supercoiling Fibers with Professor Geoff Spinks
2SER’s Wilamina Russo spoke to Professor Geoff Spinks about his research and study of supercoiling fibers. Professor Spinks is a senior professor at the Australian Institute for Innovative Materials at the University of Wollongong. His work on these supercoiling fibers relates primarily to their potential application in artificial muscles as well as other prosthetics. In this segment Wilamina and Professor Spinks discuss what these fibers are, how powerful and useful they are, what makes them so strong, and the kinds of applications they could have moving forward.