Professor Barry Muddle
Research Director, ARC Centre of Excellence for Design in Light Metals|
Department of Materials Engineering
Research Group: Monash University, School of Physics and Materials Engineering (Y. Hancock)
Phone: 03 9905 1833
Fax: 03 9905 1906
Current Research ActivitiesCurrent research interests include solid state phase transformations, interfaces in solids, fundamentals of heterogeneous nucleation, precipitation in and precipitation-hardening of advanced aluminium and magnesium alloys, and surface properties of the light metals. Continuing work on the fundamentals of phase transformations is accompanied by a focus on the evolution of microstructure in advanced aluminium, magnesium and titanium alloys and modelling of the processes of deformation and precipitation hardening in high strength alloys
The emerging potential for manipulation of the structure of materials at the nanoscale promises a new era in materials design, and Professor Muddle’s Federation Fellowship program is at the forefront of international research to determine the factors that control formation and stability of nanostructure in advanced light alloys. It also foreshadows a major initiative in the development of light metal hybrid structures with critical dimensions on the micro- and nanoscale. Coupled with innovations in processing, the advances anticipated will revolutionise current approaches to design in light metal systems, substantially improving properties of existing alloys and creating novel hybrid materials to meet design targets aligned with emerging national and global market priorities.
Professor Muddle is an ARC Federation Fellow.