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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






Revolutionary new graphene elastomer exceeds sensitivity of human skin

A new sponge-like material, discovered by Monash researchers, could have diverse and valuable real-life applications. The new elastomer could be used to create soft, tactile robots to help care for elderly people, perform remote surgical procedures or build highly sensitive prosthetic hands.

Dr Qiaoliang Bao awarded 2015 ARC Future Fellowship

Monash University researcher Dr Qiaoliang Bao is starting 2016 on a high, after recently being awarded a prestigious Australian Research Council (ARC) Future Fellowship.

Faculty of Engineering shines in Excellence in Research for Australia results

Monash University's Faculty of Engineering remains one of the top research institutions in Australia, according to recent Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) results released by the Australian Research Council.
Dr Nick Birbilis

Monash researchers co-discover revolutionary new ultra-light magnesium alloy

New research into an alloy that can withstand saltwater conditions without corrosion has impressive potential applications.