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Monash University

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The overall research aims of Monash University are:
  • To increase the quantity and quality of the Universityís research output;
  • To strengthen the Universityís research training program;
  • To develop research activities which support developments in the Universityís educational programs locally and internationally;
  • To promote public awareness of the Universityís research achievements;
  • To strengthen the Universityís research links with other research organisations, nationally and internationally and with industry and other users of research;
Research at Monash covers the full spectrum from basic to applied and ranges across the arts and humanities, social, natural and health sciences and the professions. The University is determined to preserve its strength in basic research, which underpins its successes in applied research and to continue to make a distinguished contribution to the cultural life of the nation.

Monash research embodies the three key themes of the University: innovation, engagement and internationalisation. Researchers and postgraduate research students at Monash address fundamental questions of disciplinary and professional knowledge, as well as the problems of government, industry and the community.

Monash aims to strengthen existing relationships and develop new strategic partnerships with other universities, industry and government research agencies.

All Faculties at Monash have been involved in finalising Faculty Research Management Plans which accord with the objectives of The Monash Plan 1999 - 2003. They include Faculty based assessments of their current research strengths and emerging research strengths, in addition, they aim to identify strengths which have potential for development.

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Faculty of Engineering
Department of Materials Engineering
http://www.monash.edu.au/mateng/research.htm
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Cellular automaton simulation of hot rolling
Chief Researcher: Davies Dr C H J
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptors: MODELLING; FABRICATION
Research Field Classification: 291302 Physical Metallurgy


Advanced flow stress modelling of the hot deformation of steel
Chief Researcher: Jaipal J (PhD)
Supervisor: Davies Dr C H J
Sponsor: BHP Research
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptors: MODELLING; FERROUS METALLURGY; HOT ROLLING
Research Field Classification: 291302 Physical Metallurgy


The effect of nitrogen on the deformation behaviour of carbon-manganese steels
Chief Researcher: Jaipal J (PhD)
Supervisor: Davies Dr C H J
Sponsor: BHP Research
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptors: FERROUS METALLURGY; PHASE TRANSFORMATIONS; FABRICATION
Research Field Classification: 291302 Physical Metallurgy


Modelling texture evolution during the processing of AA3004
Chief Researcher: Yuen H C (PhD)
Supervisors: Davies Dr C H J, Thomson Dr P F
Sponsor: Kaal Pty Ltd
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptors: ALUMINIUM PROCESSING; TEXTURE EVOLUTION; FABRICATION; CAN STOCK
Research Field Classification: 291302 Physical Metallurgy


Black-box modelling of metal processing
Chief Researcher: Davies Dr C H J
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptors: METAL FABRICATION; HEAT TREATMENT; PROCESS MODELLING; NEURAL NETWORKS
Research Field Classification: 291302 Physical Metallurgy


Processing-structure-property relationships in austempered ductile iron
Chief Researcher: Zahiri S H (PhD)
Supervisors: Pereloma Dr E V, Davies Dr C H J
Sponsor: Metal Treatment Services Pty Ltd
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptors: HEAT TREATMENT; MECHANICAL PROPERTIES--CHARPY TESTS; --HARDNESS;--TENSILE TESTS; --WEAR RESISTANCE;
MODELLING; TECHNIQUES--MICROSTRUCTURAL CHARACTERISATION; --OPTICAL METALLOGRAPHY; --SCANNING AND ELECTRON MICROSCOPY
Research Fields Classification: 291301 Process Metallurgy
291302 Physical Metallurgy


Design of dispersion strengthening alloys using the mechanism of miscibility gap in liquids
Chief Researcher: Pereloma Dr E V
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptors: CASTING; MATERIALS--CHROMIUM CAST IRON--DISPERSED CU PARTICLES; CU-BASED ALLOYS--DISPERSED CAST IRON PARTICLES; TECHNIQUES--MICROSTRUCTURAL CHARACTERISATION; MECHANICAL PROPERTIES TESTS--HIGH TEMPERATURE; --PERFORMANCE; WEAR RESISTANCE
Research Fields Classification: 291301 Process Metallurgy
291403 Alloy Materials
291302 Physical Metallurgy


Nitrocarburising of plain carbon and alloy steels
Chief Researchers: Conn A, Rosalie J
Supervisor: Pereloma Dr E V
Sponsor: Quality Heat Technologies Pty Ltd
Current Status: Completed 1999
Descriptors: PROCESS TECHNOLOGIES; NITROCARBURISING; FLUIDISED BED REACTOR--SALT BATH; GAS FURNACE; PLASMA; PROCESSING PARAMETERS; MATERIALS--STEELS; EXPERIMENTAL TECHNIQUES-- MICROHARDNESS TESTS; --OPTICAL METALLOGRAPHY; --X-RAY DIFFRACTION; WEAR TESTS
Research Fields Classification: 291302 Physical Metallurgy
291802 Heat and Mass Transfer Operations


The properties of injection moulded parts: Prediction from moulding conditions
Chief Researcher: Edward Dr G
Sponsors: Moldflow Pty Ltd; CRC for Polymers
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptor: ENGINEERING PROPERTIES
Research Fields Classification: 291401 Polymers
291407 Plastics
290602 Process Control and Simulation
290303 CAD/CAM Systems


High performance application of commodity recycled polymers
Chief Researcher: Edward Dr G
Sponsors: BTR Automotive; CRC for Polymers
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptor: ENGINEERING APPLICATIONS
Research Fields Classification: 291407 Plastics
291401 Polymers


Slip control of flexible packaging materials: The role of slip agents
Chief Researcher: Handler M (PhD)
Supervisor: Edward Dr G
Sponsors: Australian Food Industry Science Centre; Uncle Benís of Australia
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptors: ERUCAMIDE; PLASTIC PACKAGING FILMS
Research Fields Classification: 291407 Plastics
291401 Polymers
290399 Manufacturing Engineering nec


Wear resistance of filled polyurethane liner material
Chief Researcher: Edward Dr G
Sponsor: Centre for Advanced Materials Technology
Current Status: Completed
Descriptors: THERMOPLASTIC POLYURETHANE; FILLERS; EROSIVE AND SLIDING WEAR; MINING APPLICATIONS
Research Fields Classification: 291407 Plastics
291401 Polymers
290399 Manufacturing Engineering nec


High - temperature neutron diffraction of cubic stabilized zirconia
Chief Researcher: Chen Y (MEngSci)
Supervisor: Sellar Dr J R
Sponsor: Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organization, ANSTO
Current Status: Completed 1999
Descriptor: ELECTRICAL CERAMICS
Research Field Classification: 291404 Ceramics


Phase relationships and structure of cubic stabilized zirconia
Chief Researcher: Sellar Dr J R
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptor: ELECTRICAL CERAMICS
Research Field Classification: 291404 Ceramics


Electron and x-ray diffraction studies of cubic stabilized zirconia
Chief Researcher: Chen Y (PhD)
Supervisor: Sellar Dr J R
Current Status: Completed 1999
Descriptor: ELECTRICAL CERAMICS
Research Field Classification: 291404 Ceramics


Fabrication and characterization of doped lanthanum gallate
Chief Researcher: Mathews Dr T
Supervisors: Sellar Dr J R, Muddle Prof B C
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptor: ELECTRICAL CERAMICS
Research Fields Classification: 299902 Combustion and Fuel Engineering
291404 Ceramics


Electrophoretic deposition of advanced ceramic materials
Chief Researchers: Mathews Dr T, Rabu N
Supervisors: Sellar Dr J R, Muddle Prof B C
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptor: ELECTRICAL CERAMICS
Research Fields Classification: 299902 Combustion and Fuel Engineering
291404 Ceramics


Development of sol-gel ophthalmic lens coatings and lens
Chief Researcher: Habsuda Dr J
Supervisors: Cheng Dr Y B, Hewitt A/Prof D, Lewis Dr D (SOLA International Holdings)
Sponsor: SOLA International Holdings
Duration: -2001
Descriptors: PROCESSING
Research Fields Classification: 291401 Polymers
291503 Biomaterials
291404 Ceramics


Understanding and improvement of reactive polymer lattices in the paint industry
Chief Researcher: Keat Ooi Soo (PhD)
Supervisors: Cook Dr W D, Simon Dr G P, Such Dr C (Dulux/Orica)
Sponsor: Dulux
Duration: -2001
Descriptors: PAINT; COATING; ACRYLIC; EMULSION
Research Field Classification: 291401 Polymers


The use of core-shell rubbers in toughening vinyl ester resins
Chief Researcher: Roberts K (PhD)
Supervisors: Simon Dr G P, Cook Dr W D
Sponsor: CRC for Polymers
Duration: -2001
Descriptors: POLYMERS; CORE-SHELL RUBBER; THERMOSETS; TOUGHENING
Research Field Classification: 291401 Polymers


Improved plasma coatings of ophthalmic materials
Chief Researcher: (PhD) (TBA)
Supervisors: Simon Dr G P, Griesser Dr H (Molecular Science, CSIRO), Murphy Dr P (SOLA International Holdings)
Sponsor: SOLA International Holdings
Duration: -2002
Descriptors: SURFACE MODIFICATION; PLASMA POLYMERISATION
Research Fields Classification: 291401 Polymers
291503 Biomaterials


Recycling of plastics
Chief Researchers: Rosu Dr R, Kukaleva Dr N
Supervisors: Simon Dr G P, Edward Dr G H
Sponsor: CRC for Polymers
Duration: -2006
Descriptors: BLENDS; REACTIVE EXTRUSION
Research Field Classification: 291401 Polymers


Polymer - ceramic nanocomposites
Chief Researcher: Shen S (PhD)
Supervisors: Simon Dr G P, Cheng Dr Y B
Duration: -2002
Descriptors: FILLER; REINFORCEMENT; ELECTROLUMINESCENT
Research Fields Classification: 291401 Polymers
291402 Composite Materials


Manufacture and degradation of artificial glass eyes
Chief Researcher: Gross Dr K A
Sponsor: McLarin Glass Eye Services
Duration: -2000
Descriptors: TESTING; BIOCOMPATIBILITY
Research Fields Classification: 291503 Biomaterials
291404 Ceramics


Modification to the direct vertical casting process
Chief Researcher: Gross Dr K A
Sponsors: Comalco Research Laboratory; RioTinto
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptors: COATINGS; ADHESION
Research Field Classification: 291404 Ceramics


Cancer therapy with functional microspheres
Chief Researcher: Gross Dr K A
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptor: TESTING
Research Field Classification: 291503 Biomaterials


Residual stress and texture measurement of thermally sprayed coatings
Chief Researcher: Gross Dr K A
Sponsor: Ramaciotti Foundation
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptors: BIOMATERIALS; DENTISTRY; ORTHOPAEDICS; IMPLANTS
Research Field Classification: 291400 Materials Engineering


Particle surface modification for protection against thermal and chemical degradation
Chief Researcher: Gross Dr K A
Duration: -2005
Descriptors: BIOMATERIALS; POWDER; COATING CHARACTERIZATION; ANIMAL STUDIES
Research Fields Classification: 291804 Nanotechnology
291400 Materials Engineering


Ultrafine particle generation in manufacturing processes
Chief Researcher: Gross Dr K A
Duration: -2005
Descriptors: AEROSOLS; AIRBORNE PARTICLE MEASUREMENT; ENVIRONMENTAL
Research Fields Classification: 291199 Environmental Engineering nec
290305 Welding Technology
290502 Industrial Engineering


Juniper wood for implantology
Chief Researcher: Gross Dr K A
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptors: BONE FRACTURE REPAIR; BIOMATERIALS
Research Fields Classification: 291405 Timber
291503 Biomaterials


Self-toughened SiAlON ceramics
Chief Researcher: Wood C (PhD)
Supervisor: Cheng Dr Y-B
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptor: ENGINEERING
Research Field Classification: 291404 Ceramics


Thermal stability of a-SiAlON phases containing mixed cations
Chief Researcher: Seeber A (PhD)
Supervisor: Cheng Dr Y-B
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptor: CERAMICS--HIGH TEMPERATURE PERFORMANCE
Research Field Classification: 291404 Ceramics


Silicon nitride bonded silicon carbide ceramic refractories
Chief Researcher: Swenser S (PhD)
Supervisor: Cheng Dr Y-B
Sponsor: Carborundum Resistant Materials Ltd
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptor: HEAT RESISTANCE
Research Field Classification: 291404 Ceramics


Wear erosion of materials in mining processes
Chief Researcher: Zhang Y (PhD)
Supervisors: Cheng Dr Y B, Lathbai Dr S
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptor: WEAR RESISTANCE
Research Field Classification: 291404 Ceramics


Development of SiAlON ceramics using industrial waste materials
Chief Researcher: Terner M (PhD)
Supervisor: Cheng Dr Y B
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptor: PROCESSING TECHNOLOGY
Research Field Classification: 291404 Ceramics


Slag derived concrete
Chief Researcher: Bakharev T (PhD)
Supervisors: Sanjayan Dr G, Cheng Dr Y B
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptor: RECYCLABILITY
Research Field Classification: 291404 Ceramics


Corrosion resistance of refractory materials in molten metals
Chief Researcher: Tran T (MEng)
Supervisor: Cheng Dr Y B
Current Status: Ongoing
Research Field Classification: 291404 Ceramics


Gelcasting of ceramics
Chief Researcher: Xie Dr Z
Supervisor: Cheng Dr Y B
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptor: PROCESSING TECHNOLOGY
Research Field Classification: 291404 Ceramics


Effects of microalloying elements and crystal defects on precipitate nucleation and light alloy design
Chief Researchers: Muddle Prof B C, Nie Dr J F
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptors: ADVANCED MATERIALS; METALLIC ALLOYS--NON-FERROUS
Research Field Classification: 291403 Alloy Materials


Development of high strength and creep-resistant magnesium alloys
Chief Researchers: Nie Dr J F, Muddle Prof B C
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptors: ADVANCED MATERIALS; METALLIC ALLOYS--NON-FERROUS, ALLOY DESIGN; CREEP-RESISTANCE
Research Field Classification: 291403 Alloy Materials


Fatigue and fracture of an aerospace Al-Cu-Li alloy
Chief Researcher: Pasang T (PhD)
Supervisors: Muddle Prof B C, Lynch Dr S P (Aeronautical and Maritime Research Laboratory)
Sponsor: AusAID
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptors: ADVANCED MATERIALS; METALLIC ALLOYS--NON-FERROUS, LIGHT ALLOYS
Research Field Classification: 291403 Alloy Materials


Microstructural design in high strength Al-Cu-Li based alloys
Chief Researcher: Gao X
Supervisors: Muddle Prof B C, Nie Dr J F
Duration: -2000
Descriptors: ADVANCED MATERIALS; METALLIC ALLOYS--NON-FERROUS; ALLOY DESIGN; LIGHT ALLOYS
Research Field Classification: 291403 Alloy Materials


Fuel cell technology development for transport applications
Chief Researchers: Jordan Dr L, Thompson S (PhD)
Supervisors: Muddle Prof B C, Sridhar Prof T, Forsyth Dr M
Duration: -June 2000
Descriptors: ADVANCED MATERIALS; POLYMERS; CONDUCTING POLYMERS; MEMBRANES; CATALYSTS; ELECTROACTIVE MATERIALS
Research Field Classification: 291401 Polymers


Fabrication and characterisation of doped lanthanum gallate: A new oxide ion conducting solid electrolyte for solid oxide fuel cells
Chief Researcher: Mathews Dr T
Supervisors: Muddle Prof B C, Sellar Dr J R
Duration: -2001
Descriptors: ADVANCED MATERIALS; CERAMICS--ELECTRICAL
Research Field Classification: 291404 Ceramics


Production and processing of wrought magnesium alloys
Chief Researchers: Davies Dr C H J, Thomson Dr P F, Nie Dr J F
Sponsor: CRC for Cast Metals Manufacturing
Duration: -2002
Descriptors: ADVANCED MATERIALS; METALLIC ALLOYS--NON-FERROUS; WROUGHT ALLOYS; METAL FORMING
Research Field Classification: 291403 Alloy Materials


Elevated temperature magnesium alloy
Chief Researcher: Nie Dr J F
Sponsor: CRC for Cast Metals Manufacturing
Duration: -2002
Descriptors: ADVANCED MATERIALS; METALLIC ALLOYS--NON-FERROUS; ALLOY DESIGN; CREEP RESISTANCE
Research Field Classification: 291403 Alloy Materials


Development of a casting property database
Chief Researchers: Davies Dr C H J, Thomson Dr P F, Nie Dr J F, Ringer Dr S P
Sponsor: CRC for Cast Metals Manufacturing
Duration: -2002
Descriptors: ADVANCED MATERIALS; METALLIC ALLOYS--NON-FERROUS; CAST ALLOYS; MECHANICAL PROPERTIES
Research Field Classification: 291403 Alloy Materials


Aluminium wrought alloy development
Chief Researchers: Davies Dr C H J, Thomson Dr P F, Ringer Dr S P
Sponsor: CRC for Cast Metals Manufacturing
Duration: -2002
Descriptors: ADVANCED MATERIALS; METALLIC ALLOYS--NON-FERROUS; METAL FORMING
Research Field Classification: 291403 Alloy Materials


Caustic stress corrosion cracking of steels and their weldments in bayer liquors
Chief Researcher: Raman Singh Dr R K
Supervisor: Muddle Prof B C
Sponsors: Queensland Alumina; Alcoa Australia; Nabalco
Duration: -2000
Descriptors: MATERIALS ENGINEERING; INFRASTRUCTURE; ENGINEERING ALLOYS; CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS; STEELS; STEEL WELDING TECHNOLOGY; ALUMINA PROCESSING
Research Field Classification: 291403 Alloy Materials


Photocured resins for vacuum bag resin infusion
Chief Researcher: Scott T (PhD)
Supervisors: Cook Assoc Prof W D, Forsythe Dr J
Sponsor: CRC for Advanced Composite Structures
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptors: ADVANCED MATERIALS; COMPOSITES; FIBRE; REINFORCED
Research Field Classification: 291401 Polymers


Morphological control of the properties of industrial polyurethane foams
Chief Researcher: Mayr A E (PhD)
Supervisors: Cook Assoc Prof W D, Edward Dr G H, Murray G (Ariel Industries)
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptors: ADVANCED MATERIALS; ENGINEERING
Research Field Classification: 291401 Polymers


Corrosion resistant IPNs formed from vinyl ester resins and epoxy resins * Ms. Chief Researcher: Dean K (PhD)
Supervisor: Cook Assoc Prof W D
Sponsor: CRC for Polymers
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptors: ADVANCED MATERIALS; ENGINEERING; THERMOSET BLENDS
Research Field Classification: 291401 Polymers


Rubber toughening of epoxy resins by phase precipitation
Chief Researcher: Wise C W (PhD)
Supervisor: Cook Assoc Prof W D
Sponsor: CRC for Polymers
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptors: ADVANCED MATERIALS; ENGINEERING; THERMOSETS
Research Field Classification: 291401 Polymers


Toughening of biomedical thermosets
Chief Researcher: Forrest M (MEngSc)
Supervisors: Cook Assoc Prof W D, Telvantos F (Southern Dental Industries)
Sponsor: Southern Dental Industries
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptors: ADVANCED MATERIALS; BIOMATERIALS; DENTAL MATERIALS
Research Field Classification: 291401 Polymers

 


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