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.
Abstract:  Surface Electronic Structure of Iron Sulphides
 
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.
Abstract: Atmospheric PECVD siloxane nanocomposite coatings – fabrication and characterisation
 
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.
Abstract: Graphene coating for three-dimensional chemical mapping of hydrated biological material using atom probe tomography
  
Prof Hanshan Dong

Prof Hanshan Dong

Professor of Surface Engineering | University of Birmingham

Hanshan Dong is Professor of Surface Engineering and Leader of Surface Engineering Research Group at the University of Birmingham.He is a leading surface engineering expert in developing novel surface engineering technologies (such as S-phase surface engineering, ceramic conversion, graphene-based coatings, active-screen plasma co-alloying and triple-glow plasma multi-functionalisation), surface engineering design and modelling, and characterisation of surface engineered materials (such as environmental nanoindentation, XTEM & interface bonding).Hanshan has published more than 300 papers in international journals (~200) and conferences together with 6 patents, 1 book and 5 book chapters. During the past 10 years, he has successfully been awarded for 20 research projects and received major grants from EC, EPSRC, TSB and the Royal Society. He won the Harvey Flower Titanium Prize 2004 awarded by IoM3 ‘in recognition of his contribution to the science and technology of surface engineering of titanium alloys’. He is active in international surface engineering activities including visiting professorships, plenary and invited lectures to major international conferences, organisation of national and international conferences and is on the editorial board of academic journals.
Abstract: Realising the potential of carbon-based nanomaterials for advanced costings
Jeff Lang

Jeff Lang

Titomic Limited = Founder, Chief Technology Officer & Director

Jeff has 30+ years’ experience in advanced manufacturing and material technologies in Australia, Europe and Asia. Jeff is Titomic’s founder, current Chief Technology Officer & Director and is experienced in research & design of new materials and manufacturing processes across several industry sectors. He has received awards in Europe, China and Australia for his work in composite technology and commercialisation of new manufacturing systems. Jeff has developed and commercialised IP for new material science & manufacturing technologies in collaboration with scientific & research organisations. He has also done R&D collaborations with international brands, manufacturers, universities and government agencies
Abstract: Titomic Kinetic Fusion® for Additive Manufacturing
 

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.
Dr. Villafuerte is a holder of Ph.D. and Master Degrees in mechanical & materials engineering from the University of Waterloo, Canada.He has over 25 years experience in materials science and processes.For the last 15 years, He has devoted to the promotion of cold spray technology.Prior to Centerline, Dr. Villafuerte worked as senior technical director for Tregaskiss Ltd after his previous appointment as director of technology for the Welding Institute of Canada.Dr. Villafuerte is very active with ASM-TSS, International Thermal Spray Association, American Welding Society, Professional Engineers Ontario, and Canadian funding agencies, serving in various committees and boards.He is the author of over 50 technical publications and regularly presents advances in cold spray technology around the world.Dr. Villafuerte serves as Technical Reviewer for the Canada Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, Science Foundation Ireland, as well as referee for a number of professional magazines on Materials Engineering, Corrosion and Coatings Technology.He is currently adjunct professor for the University of Waterloo and the University of Windsor, involved in academic and collaborative research activities with these and other academic institutions.
Abstract: The History and Evolution of Cold Spray Technology in Commercial Applications across several Industries

Dr Mobin Salasi

Dr Mobin Salasi

Curtin University

Dr Salasi is a Research Fellow at Curtin Corrosion Centre, Curtin University, Perth Western Australia. While he is active in wide range of industrial corrosion research, he is specifically focused on conjoint action of abrasion and corrosion of engineering alloys extended across resource industry to biomedical implants.
Abstract: Crevice corrosion of 316L stainless steel additively manufactured by selective laser melting
  

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).
Absract:  Surface precipitation as a form of surface treatment
 
Dr. Vladimir Luzin

Dr. Vladimir Luzin

ANSTO

Dr Vladimir Luzin is co-responsible for the KOWARI Strain Scanner. His fields of expertise includes materials science, specifically the stress and texture analysis by means on neutron, X-ray diffraction, synchrotron radiation and electron back scattering diffraction (EBSD) in connection with material's (mechanical) properties.
Originally Vladimir focused on quantitative texture analysis, he received his PhD in 1999 from the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research where he had worked since 1993 in Frank Laboratory of Neutron Physics in the German-Russian group studying textures in geological materials using spectrometers SKAT and EPSILON on the reactor IBR-2.
Abstract: Neutron Stress Analysis for Surface Engineering
Abstract: Formation of Residual Stress in Cold Spray Materials Studied by Neutron Diffraction
 
Dr Yvonne Durandet

Dr Yvonne Durandet

Swinburne University

Dr Yvonne Durandet is a Senior Lecturer (Advanced Manufacturing) in the Department of Mechanical and Product Design Engineering, and Academic Director (Industry Engagement) in the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology. She has over 10 years of industrial experience. She successfully led R&D projects for the CAST Cooperative Research Centre, and was awarded the David StJohn CAST Industry Partners’ Award in 2009, based on nominations by Henrob (UK) Pty Ltd and BlueScope Steel for achievements in laser assisted self-pierce riveting and in laser surfacing of Al-Zn-Si coatings respectively. She received two CAST commercialisation awards in 2010 for laser assisted joining and laser assisted cutting technologies.
Abstract: Refinement of 55Al-45Zn hot dip alloy coating by rapid laser processing