Prof Matthew Barnett, from Deakin University, delivered a workshop on deformation of materials to an audience composed of students and researchers of the mineAlloy training centre and beyond. The deformation mechanisms of metallic materials have a significant effect on their mechanical properties and wear resistance. The workshop covered both fundamental and practical aspects of dislocation motion, strain and shear microstructures.
The mineAlloy team had its annual meeting in Waurn Ponds earlier this week. The meeting was well attended by delegates from around the country and from overseas.
The morning session included presentations by Prof Veli-Tapani Kuokkala from Tampere University (Finland), Mr John McCracken from Australian Ceramics Engineering in Perth, and Prof Matthew Barnett from Deakin University.
The afternoon session was dedicated to the students and researchers, who gave short presentations about their respective projects. Finally, the researchers met with their counterparts in industry to discuss the progress and to plan the next steps.
The attendees described the conference as a fantastic opportunity for cross-learning and collaboration.