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2021 Invited Speakers

Dr. Christiane Schulz

Dr. Christiane Schulz

University of SA

Dr Christiane Schulz is a surface engineer, with experience in both, industry and academia. She graduated with a Master in mechanical engineering and a specialization in product engineering/materials science at the University of Duisburg-Essen in 2007 and holds a PhD degree from RWTH Aachen University, Germany. There she focused on the development of wear and corrosion resistant thermal spray coatings in several industry-led projects. In 2014 she moved on to work for industry as a product manager for the powder manufacturer Castolin Eutectic. In this role she was responsible for the development, implementation and quality control of coating products, especially metallic powder feedstock produced via gas and water atomization. Christiane is now a Senior Research fellow at the University of South Australia, a certified materials professional (CMatP), a committee member of the SA branch of the Australasian Corrosion Association and a Chief Investigator with the Australian Research Council Industrial Transformation Training Center, in Surface Engineering for Advanced Materials (SEAM).

Prof. Mingxing Zhang

Prof. Mingxing Zhang

University of Queensland

Professor Zhang’s research is on physical metallurgy, surface engineering and additive manufacturing of engineering alloys with a specialty on steels, cast irons and light alloys. He is an internationally recognised leader in crystallography of solid state phase transformations and in grain refinement for cast metals. He is an internationally renowned expert at alloy design through crystallographic calculation and big data analytics, bainitic steels, high entropy alloys, additive manufacturing and cold spray for surface coating. His research is supported by both government agencies such as the Australian Research Council, and industry. Majority of his work is experimental, but he is increasingly coupling this with computations and modelling. He holds a number of patents or provisional patents on bainitic steels, creep-resistant magnesium alloys, surface coating of titanium alloys, carbide modification for white cast irons and grain refinement of austenitic steels.
Abstract: Laser Additive Manufacturing of Pure Copper

Prof. Mingxing Zhang

Dr. Ruth Knibbe

University of Queensland

Biography: I am a Materials Engineer with a particular interest in materials for electrochemical energy generation and storage systems. I have researched and developed fuel cell, electrolysis and battery materials with various end use applications.
Currently I am a Senior Lecturer at the University of Queensland in the School of Mechanical & Mining Engineering. Since joining UQ I have set up a research group developing novel battery systems with a current focus on solid state batteries and in-situ transmission electron microscopy characterisation. Interwoven with my research activities, I enjoy teaching Materials engineering to Mechanical & Mechatronic Engineers and teaching a final-year Electrochemistry course.
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Prof. Dehua Dong

Prof. Dehua Dong

University of Jinan/Curtin University

Dehua Dong was granted a PhD degree in Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Science and Technology of China in 2007. Then, he worked at Monash University and Curtin University for about 10 years. In 2017, he accepted a professor position at the University of Jinan in China and an adjunct professor position at Curtin University. He has secured more than $1M research funding and published above 100 international refereed journal papers. He also has been granted two international PCT patents on ceramic formation and won 2013 Western Australian Invention of Year Award. His research mainly focuses on ceramic devices for energy delivery and solutions to environmental issues, including solid oxide cells for power generation, natural gas conversion, CO2 utilization, NO reduction, hydrogen production and renewable energy storage. He invented ceramic formation methods to control ceramic microstructure and hence fabricate high-performance ceramic devices.

Prof. Jacek Jasieniak

Prof. Jacek Jasieniak

Monash University

Jacek Jasieniak completed a Bachelor of Science (1st Class Honours) from Flinders University (2003, University Medal) and PhD from the University of Melbourne (2008, Chancellor’s Prize) under the supervision of Prof. Paul Mulvaney. He then undertook a postdoctoral work at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) with Dr. Scott Watkins and Dr. Ezio Rizzardo (2008-11), and was a Fulbright Fellow with Prof. Alan Heeger at the University of California Santa Barbara (2011-12). In 2012 he returned to CSIRO, progressing to a Senior Research Scientist and then Group Leader. In 2015 he moved to Monash University as an Associate Professor, where he was also appointed Director of the cross-disciplinary Monash Energy Materials and Systems Institute. His research interests include the development of nanomaterials and their use in various next-generation energy technologies.

Dr Nima Haghdadi

Dr Nima Haghdadi

UNSW Sydney

Dr Nima Haghdadi is a lecturer in the School of Materials Science & Engineering at UNSW Sydney. He was awarded his PhD in 2017 from Deakin University, for a thesis on thermo-mechanical processing of duplex stainless steels. He is a former Victoria Fellow and Alfred Deakin Research Fellow, and a recipient of Thermo Fisher Scientific Cowley-Moodie award for an outstanding contribution to physical sciences using electron microscopy in Australia (2018). Dr Haghdadi is the first and the only Australian who has been awarded an Acta Materialia student award. In the last seven years, he has also been a visiting scientist at The University of British Columbia and McGill University in Canada, Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung GmbH in Germany and TU-Vienna in Austria. Dr Haghdadi currently leads UNSW’s contribution to an Australia-US (AUS)MURI project on the role of interfaces during additive manufacturing.
Abstract: Advanced duplex stainless steels with ultrafine austenite manufactured by laser powder bed fusion and heat treatment

Prof. Wenhui Duan

Prof. Wenhui Duan

Monash University

Professor Duan is the Director of ARC Nanocomm Hub, Director of Research and Professor in Structural Engineering. Professor Duan works at the interface of materials science and civil engineering, being an early pioneer of development of nanoscience and nanocomposites for civil engineering applications. He has led a range of ground-breaking research across both the engineering and materials science disciplines, collaborating with architects, mechanical engineers, soil scientist, applied mathematicians and physicists.

A/Prof Yixiang Gan

A/Prof Yixiang Gan

University of Sydney

A/Prof Yixiang Gan’s research is on mechanics of materials, with a focus on multiscale modelling connecting microstructure of heterogeneous media to material performance. He received the Dr.-Ing degree (with summa cum laude) in Mechanical Engineering from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany, in 2008. From 2009 to 2010, he continued worked at KIT as a research scientist on several European projects on nuclear fusion, to develop predictive and design tools for energy materials. Since he joined USYD in 2010, he has secured $2.7M competitive research funding and published over 120 journal papers. His current research areas include mechanics of granular and porous media, multiphase flow, heat and electrical conduction, and mechanics of interfaces.
Abstract: Pore-scale Modelling of Multiphase Flow in Heterogeneous Porous Materials

Prof. Yunjie Bi

Prof. Yunjie Bi

Jihua Lab, China

A/Prof. Stephen Pan

A/Prof. Stephen Pan

University of Wollongong

A/Prof. Zengxi (Stephen) Pan has a research reputation of international standing and recognition in industrial robotics, offline programming, and wire arc additive manufacturing. He has more than 100 publications in refereed journals and international conferences, with over 4000 google scholar citations. Since 2008, he has been the project leader for both Defence Material Technology Centre (DMTC) and Rail Manufacturing Cooperative Research Centre (RMCRC), leading 10 research projects with each of them worth around AU$500K cash funding and last 3 years. The projects under his leadership have had a major impact on the Australian Defence Industry and Australian Manufacturing industry. This has been recognised through multiple prestigious national awards, including National Innovation Award at the Pacific Maritime Exposition 2015, and Australia Eureka Prize for Outstanding Science in Safeguarding Australia.
Abstract: Development of monitoring and control system for WAAM process

 
Prof D Wang

Prof. Dawei Wang

UNSW Sydney

Dawei Wang is a Scientia Associate Professor and an ARC Future Fellow in the School of Chemical Engineering, UNSW Sydney. His research interest spreads from the fundamentals of the chemistry and interface mechanisms of two-dimensional energy materials, to the development of advanced electrochemical energy devices. As a Chief Investigator, Da-Wei has attracted numerous competitive external grants. He has contributed 2 book chapters, >100 journal publications, 8 patents and over 20 keynote/invited presentations, which received >20,000 citations with an H-index of 53 (Google Scholar). Da-Wei has won some prestigious awards including the 2020 Young Scientist Award (under 40) by the The International Coalition for Energy Storage and Innovation, the 2018-2020 Highly Cited Researcher Award by Web of Science, Clarivate Analytics, the Finalist of 2018 AMP Tomorrow Maker, and the 2013 Scopus Young Researcher Award in Engineering and Technology by Elsevier & Australasia Research Management Society. He was interviewed on Future Battery at ABC..
Abstract: Ultradense Solid State Charge Storage in Nanofluidic Electrodes