Academic staff

Materials Science and Engineering - Academic staff

Professor Neil Cameron

Head of Department, Materials Science and Engineering
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Room 108, 22 Alliance Lane, Clayton

Research Interests:

Neil's research interest lie at the interface between materials chemistry and biology. We use modern synthetic chemistry to create designed macromolecules and materials that interrogate, interrupt or mimic biological systems and processes. This in turn leads to opportunities to create novel systems with therapeutic or biotechnological applications.

A/Professor Laure Bourgeois

Microscope Manager, Monash Centre for Electron Microscopy
Associate Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
10 Innovation Walk, Clayton

Research Interests:

Nucleation and growth of solid-state precipitates in aluminium alloys, Curved graphitic structures, Application of advanced transmission electron microscopy (TEM) techniques to determine the atomic structure of inorganic materials and defects, in order to better understand the formation mechanisms and properties of these materials.

Professor Yves Brechet

Distinguished Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Dr. Lee Djumas

Research & Innovation Manager, Woodside FutureLab
Senior Lecturer (Practise), Materials Science and Engineering
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Woodside Futurelab, Ground Floor, 20 Research Way, Clayton

Professor Joanne Etheridge

Director, Monash Centre for Electron Microscopy
Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Research Interests:

Ultrahigh resolution electron diffraction and imaging. The theory and application of high energy electron scattering in solids. Determination of atomic structure and structure-property relationships, particularly in nanostructured materials and functional perovskites.

Professor John Forsythe

Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Room 226, 20 Research Way, Clayton

Research Interests:

Light responsive hydrogels, 3D bioprinting, neural tissue engineering, neural electrodes, Parkinson's disease, stroke, traumatic brain Injury, nano-fibrous electrospun scaffolds.

A/Professor Jess Frith

Associate Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Room 301, 20 Research Way, Clayton

Research Interests:

Dr.Jess's interests lie at the interface of biology and engineering. By combining aspects of biomaterials, stem cell biology and genomics, I hope to understand how stem cells are guided by physical cues from their surrounding microenvironment and apply this knowledge to promote the repair and regeneration of damaged body tissues.

Dr. Matthieu Gresil

Senior Lecturer, Materials Science and Engineering
Senior Lecturer, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Room 352, 20 Research Way, Clayton

Research Interests:

Matthieu's research is focused on (i) multifunctionality that could be built into a composite structure, such as health monitoring, self-healing, reprocessing, recycling, thermal-load dissipation, and electrical enhancement; (ii) emerging polymer materials such as vitrimers which can heal, morph, and reprocess with a thermal trigger.

Mr. James Griffith

Platform Manager, Monash X-Ray Platform
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Room 207, 20 Research Way, Clayton

Professor Aijun Huang

Professor of Practice, Materials Science and Engineering
Platform Manager/Associate Director, Monash Centre for Additive Manufacturing
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
15-17 Normanby Road, Notting Hill VIC. 3168

Research Interests:

Professor Huang's research interests are Processing and physical metallurgy of aerospace metallic materials including titanium alloys and Ni-based superalloys; Additive Manufacturing technology including metal power bed and direct metal deposition; Advanced manufacturing technology of metal powders;

Professor Christopher Hutchinson

Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
ARC Future Fellow
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Room 249, 20 Research Way, Clayton

Research Interests:

Christopher's research is focused on two principle areas: i) the thermodynamics and kinetics of phase transformations and microstructural changes in the metallic solid state, and ii) the relationship between mechanical properties and microstructure of metals and alloys. This work contains both experimental and theoretical components.

Professor Jacek Jasieniak

Associate Dean (Research), Engineering
Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Room 349, 20 Exhibition Walk., Clayton

Research Interests:

Advanced Coatings, Printed Electronics, Solar cells, photoconductors, light emitting devices, energy storage systems and chemical sensors, Nanomaterials.

Dr. Julie Karel

Lecturer, Materials Science and Engineering
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Room 316, 20 Research Way, Clayton

Research Interests:

Thin film growth, nanostructuring and device fabrication, Magnetic materials, Liquid electrolyte gating, X-ray spectroscopy: hard X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (HAXPES), X-ray absorption spectroscopy/X-ray magnetic circular dichroism (XAS/XMCD), X-ray absorption fine structure (XAFS).

Dr. Gagan Kaur

Assistant Lecturer, Materials Science and Engineering
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Room 317 Desk 1, 20 Research Way, Clayton

Dr. Kristian Kempe

Senior Lecturer, Materials Science and Engineering
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Room 153, 20 Research Way, Clayton

Research Interests:

biocompatible and biodegradable polymers; polymer-bio hybrid materials; emulsions; surface coatings; nanotechnology; nanomedicine; neurodegenerative diseases

A/Professor Daniela Loessner

Associate Professor
Department of Chemical Engineering
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Room 257, New Horizons, 20 Research Way, Clayton Campus

Research Interests:

Biomaterials, biomechanics, 3D cell culture models, matrix biology, tissue engineering

Professor Chris McNeill

Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
ARC Future Fellow
VESKI Innovation Fellow
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Room 107, 20 Research Way, Clayton

Research Interests:

Organic semiconductors, perovskite solar cells, synchrotron science

Professor Laurence Meagher

Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
Director, ARC Centre for Cell and Tissue Engineering Technologies
Director, SPARK Monash Program
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Room 310, 20 Research Way, Clayton

Research Interests:

Controlled radical polymerisation for biomedical applications, Bioactive surface coatings for biomedical device applications, Antibacterial polymers and surface coatings, Materials for stem cell expansion and control of phenotype, Cellular therapies.

A/Professor Nikhil Medhekar

Deputy Associate Dean Education (GPG courses), Engineering
Associate Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Room 112, 20 Research Way, Clayton

Research Interests:

Computational mechanics and materials science, Structure, properties and processing of materials at nano- and micro-scale using computer simulations.

A/Professor Sudha Mokkapati

Associate Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering
Department of Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Room 108, 20 Research Way, Clayton

Research Interests:

Optoelectronics, Nanomaterials, Nanophotonics, Photovoltaics, Lasers, Nanowires, III-V semiconductors

A/Professor Philip Nakashima

Associate Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
ARC Future Fellow
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Room 356, 20 Research Way, Clayton

Research Interests:

Convergent beam electron diffraction, Transmission electron microscopy, Detector characterisation, Chemical bonding and charge density studies, Crystallography, Metals physics, Atomic structure solution, Image processing, Override quantitative electron diffraction.

Professor Jianfeng Nie

Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Room 206, 20 Research Way, Clayton

Research Interests:

Physical metallurgy of light alloys, structure/property relationships in metallic alloys, crystallography of phase transformations in solids, application of electron microscopy and diffraction.

Dr. Richard Parsons

Assistant Lecturer, Materials Science and Engineering
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Room 354 Desk 19, 20 Research Way, Clayton

Research Interests:

Our work focuses on the production, characterisation and development of Fe-metalloid nanocrystalline magnetically soft materials for use in applications such as high-frequency transformers, inductors and electric motors.

Professor Michael Preuss

Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Room 250, 20 Research Way, Clayton Campus

Research Interests:

Physical Metallurgy, Plasticity, Phase Transformation, Residual Stresses, Irradiation Damage, Mechanical Performance, Material Degradation, Material Processing, Electron Microscopy, Digital Image Correlation, Diffraction Techniques, Large Scale Research Facilities, In-Situ Characterisation, 3D Characterisation

Dr. Andrew Rodda

Assistant Lecturer, Materials Science and Engineering
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Room 317, 20 Exhibition Walk, Clayton

Research Interests:

Surface biofunctionalisation (attachment of proteins/peptides/DNA), material design to enhance specific binding/recognition of biomolecules, polymer-based surface coatings, coatings to control cell adhesion, 3D cell scaffolds, DNA diagnostic technologies.

Professor Murali Sastry

Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Room 216, 20 Research Way, Clayton

Research Interests:

Nanoscience/nanotechnology, Biology inspired materials and templating, Water purification and standards.

A/Professor Timothy Scott

Deputy Associate Dean Graduate Research, Engineering
Associate Professor, Chemical Engineering
Associate Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
Department of Chemical Engineering
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Room 252, 20 Research Way, Clayton Campus

Dr. Hsin-Hui Shen

NHMRC Career Development Fellow
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Room 306, 20 Research Way, Clayton

Professor George Simon

Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Room 218, 20 Research Way, Clayton

Research Interests:

Polymer Blends, Polymer nanocomposites, Thermosets and Their Toughening, Electrospinning of Nanofibers, Dendritic Materials.

Professor Kiyonori Suzuki

Professor & Deputy Head, Materials Science and Engineering
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Room 357, 20 Research Way, Clayton

Research Interests:

Development of nanocrystalline soft magnetic alloys (NANOPERM), Nanostructured materials for electromagnetic device applications, Magnetic nanoparticles for biomedical applications, Magnetic framework (MOF) composites for gas separation, Nanostructural formation in melt-spun alloys.

Dr. Yunlong Tang

Lecturer, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Lecturer, Materials Science and Engineering
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Room 120, 17 College Walk, Clayton

Research Interests:

Yunlong’s research focus is manufacturing information technologies for the integration of design, manufacturing processes; particularly the design methods for additive manufacturing as well as advanced smart manufacturing technologies

Dr. Sebastian Thomas

Lecturer, Materials Science and Engineering
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Room 220, 20 Research Way, Clayton

Research Interests:

Materials Durability and Additive Manufacturing. Atmospheric corrosion, Hydrogen embrittlement, Stress corrosion cracking, Corrosion Under Insulation, Coatings and Cathodic protection. Corrosion of magnesium alloys, galvanised steels, stainless steels, aluminium alloys Electroanalytical Chemistry: Scanning Electrochemical Microscopy

Professor Terence Turney

Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Room 114, 22 Alliance Lane, Clayton

Research Interests:

Override, biomimetic materials and applications of nanoparticles and nanocomposites.

A/Professor Matthew Weyland

Titan Manager, Monash Centre for Electron Microscopy
Associate Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
10 Innovation Walk, Clayton

Research Interests:

Transmission electron microscope, electron tomography, nanoscale materials, Possibilities and challenges of Aberration corrected TEM/STEM, Atomic resolution 3D reconstruction, High resolution scanning transmission electron microscopy (STEM) and electron energy loss spectroscopy (EELS).