Invited Speakers

2020 Invited Speakers

Associate Professor Sarah Harmer-Bassell

Associate Professor Sarah Harmer-Bassell

College of Science and Engineering, Flinders University

Sarah is an applied physicist with a focus on the spectroscopic analysis of surfaces. Sarah received a PhD from the Ian Wark Research Institute, at the University of South Australia in 2003. She then accepted a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at the University of Western Ontario. Upon returning to Australia in 2005, Sarah worked in the Manufacturing and Infrastructure Technology division at CSIRO. In 2012, she took up an ARC Future Fellowship at Flinders University to study the interaction between bacteria and mineral surfaces using advanced synchrotron nanospectroscopic techniques.
Dr Kamil Zuber

Dr Kamil Zuber

Research Fellow, Future Industries Institute, University of South Australia

Dr Kamil Zuber is the Foundation Fellow and Research Fellow in the Future Industries Institute. He is currently developing electrochromic materials for colour changing adaptive camouflage devices in collaboration with the Defence Science and Technology Group. Kamil joined the University of South Australia in 2009 where he worked in the Cooperative Research Centre for Advanced Automotive Technology. His areas of expertise include conductive polymers, thin film coatings, nanocomposites, siloxanes, atmospheric plasma, vacuum technology and vacuum deposition techniques.
Dr Ross Marceau

Dr Ross Marceau

Senior Research Fellow, Institute for Frontier Materials, Deakin University

Dr Marceau is conducting research concurrently within two fields: materials science and also microscopy and microanalysis, with a particular focus on atom probe tomography. In the pursuit of understanding atomic-scale related materials phenomena, these two fields of research are intrinsically linked, where developments in microscopy science often inform new materials science developments. Prior to his current role at the Institute for Frontier Materials, he was a Research Associate at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Design in Light Metals, at the University of Sydney’s Australian Centre for Microscopy and Microanalysis.
Dr Julio Villafuerte

Dr Julio Villafuerte

Corporate Technology Strategist, CenterLine (Windsor) Ltd

Dr. Villafuerte is currently Corporate Technology Strategist at Centerline Windsor Ltd, one of North America’s premier designers and manufacturers of production automation for automotive fabrication, welding equipment, and cold spray systems. Recognized by the 2011-2016 Windsor-Essex Business Excellence Awards and 2013-2019 Canada best managed companies awards.
Abstract: The History and Evolution of Cold Spray Technology in Commercial Applications across several Industries

Professor Chris Hutchinson

Professor Chris Hutchinson

Associate Dean (Research), Faculty of Engineering, Monash University

Professor Hutchinson is the Associate Dean (Research) of the Faculty of Engineering, and a Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at Monash University. Professor Hutchinson’s research covers all aspects of the metallurgy of engineering alloys. This includes work on steels and stainless steels, aluminium alloys, copper and brasses, titanium alloys and magnesium alloys. Approximately half of his research is conducted in collaboration with industry (automotive, aerospace, rail, manufacturing, oil and gas) and funded by vital research agencies such as the Australian Research Council (ARC).