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Prof Nick Birbilis
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Welcome to the Department of Materials Science and Engineering

The ability to understand and manipulate materials and their properties is a key factor in any industrial process or technology, new or old. Increasingly nanotechnology, sustainable materials and biomaterials are becoming important areas of our endeavor. Because of the enabling aspect of Materials Science and Engineering, and the multidisciplinary nature of the skills learned, our graduates are much in demand in many industrial organisations. Many also go into research, be it in academia, industrial laboratories or government research organisations






Prato experience a perfect opportunity for Jessica

It's relatively rare to be able to combine a passion for engineering and arts in a single university subject. But for Jessica Caissutti, spending time in Italy studying Diagnostics for Cultural Heritage was the ideal blend of both disciplines.

EOIs for the Dr Marie-Faith Fiawoo Memorial PhD Scholarship in Materials Science and Engineering

Expressions of interest are sought for PhD study in the Materials Science and Engineering Department at Monash University. A full-time funded living allowance scholarship of $30,000 per annum for a maximum of 4 years is available.
Award winners with their awards at the Monash Centre for Electron Microscopy. Top (L-R): Dr Timothy Petersen and Professor Joanne Etheridge Bottom: (L-R) Yueming Guo, Anita D?Angelo and Vahid Reza Adineh.

Monash scientists win microscopy research awards

Our researchers have been recognised for excellence in research in electron microscopy, taking out both of the awards for research in the physical sciences awarded biennially by the Australian Microscopy and Microanalysis Society.

Australia-Indonesia Centre commits $2.1 million to collaborative research supporting Resilient Communities

If African communities can bypass the adoption of landline telephone technology by jumping straight to mobile phones, why can't Indonesian communities and their city planners save decades of technology evolution by leapfrogging to world's best urban water technology?