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"What is materials engineering?" Prof. George Simon

Welcome to the Department of Materials 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 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






Professor Dan Li has been selected in Thomson Reuters' Highly Cited Researchers 2014 list.

Monash Engineer among world's most influential researchers

Professor Dan Li of the Department of Materials Engineering has been recognised as among the world's most Highly Cited Researchers in a new list just released by Thomson Reuters.
Associate Professor John Forsythe is developing a new biomaterial with the University of Warwick.

Joint research builds stronger scaffold

A new biomaterial that enhances the ability of stem cells to regenerate into nerves and body parts is the direct result of collaborative work between Monash University and the University of Warwick.
Chief Scientist Professor Ian Chubb AC officially opened CAVE 2 on Monday 5 May

Chief Scientist officially opens CAVE2

Australia's Chief Scientist, Professor Ian Chubb AC, officially opened Monash CAVE2, the world's most advanced research visualisation facility, this week.
Professor Pauline Nestor, A/Prof Nick Birbilis, Dr Kate Hoy, Dr Norman Do, Dr Jose Polo and Professor Ian Smith Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research and Research Infrastructure).

Monash cultivates four Tall Poppies

In recognition of their scientific and intellectual excellence, Monash researchers have taken out four of the eight Victorian Tall Poppy Awards for 2013.