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Brief Bio

Professor Peter Majewski,
Dip Geo, PhD Ian Wark Research Institute, University of South Australia

Prof. P. Majewski received the Diploma in Geology and PhD from the University of Hannover, Germany, in 1985 and 1988, respectively, and the Habilitation from the University of Stuttgart, Germany, in 1998. He was a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Institute of Mineralogy, University of Hannover, in 1988 and from 1989 to 2002 Senior Scientist at the Max-Planck-Institute for Metals Research, Department Materials Synthesis and Microstructure Design. From 1995 to 2002, Peter was Deputy Department Head and from 2001 to 2002 member of the “Scientific Council” of the Max-Planck-Society. Peter was Adjunct Professor at the University of Stuttgart, Germany, Faculty of Bio and Geosciences, between 1994 and 2002 and member of the board of the German Mineralogical Society from 2000 to 2002. For his scientific work on high temperature superconductors he received the Heinz Maier Leibnitz award of the Department of Education and Science of the Federal Government of Germany in 1992.

After International Professor Fellowships at the University of Wollongong in 2001 and 2002, Peter moved permanently to Australia in 2003 and started his work at the Ian Wark Research Institute, University of South Australia. Peter’s research program at the Ian Wark Research Institute mainly focuses on nanomaterials for biotechnological applications and water treatment. He has organized symposia on materials processing at international conferences, such as the symposium “High Temperature Superconductors – Properties, Crystal Chemistry and Processing” of the Fall Meeting of the Materials Research Society in Boston 1999, the symposia ‘Crystal Chemistry of Functional Materials’ I and II at the Annual Meetings of the European Materials Research Society 2000 and 2002 in Strasbourg, France, and the symposium ‘Processing of Functional Materials’ at the THERMEC 2003 in Madrid, Spain, 2003. Peter is member of the editorial advisory board of the journal Critical Reviews in Solid State and Materials Sciences.

Peter has published more than 70 articles in reviewed international journals, 3 book chapters, and 3 review articles, presented more than 27 invited talks at national and international conferences and has supervised 16 diploma/master as well as 10 PhD students.

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