Professor Xungai Wang holds a Bachelor of Engineering from Xi’an Polytechnic University, and a PhD in Fibre Science and Technology and a Graduate Diploma in Higher Education from the University of New South Wales (UNSW). In 2005 Professor Wang was awarded the Fiber Society Distinguished Achievement Award. In 2006, he was named the Alfred Deakin Professor, the highest Honour that Deakin University can bestow on a member of staff, in recognition of his outstanding and sustained contribution to research at Deakin University. Professor Wang is a Fellow of the Textile Institute (FTI) and an Adjunct Professor at Wuhan Textile University. He currently serves as the Editor-in-Chief, the Journal of the Textile Institute.