Professor Matthew Barnett Director, Institute for Frontier Materials
mineAlloy Director Professor Barnett is a world leading researcher in sheet steels and magnesium alloys. He has worked as a metallurgist with BHP Steel and during that time completed his PhD. He joined Deakin University in 1999 as a post-doctoral researcher and formed a light metals research team to complement the group’s existing strength in steel. Under his guidance, the team has become a world-recognised research group in the field of wrought alloys. He has also established parallel activities in in-situ characterisation techniques, fundamentals of deformation twinning, wear resistant steels and thermoelectric alloys. Professor Barnett will support the PhD students and post-doctoral researchers in the centre to develop both academic writing skills and industry relevant capabilities.