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Professor Graham Schaffer

Graham Schaffer is Professor of Materials and Design in the Faculty of Engineering and Informatio Technologies at the University of Melbourne. He was previously Executive Dean for Engineering, Architecture and IT at The University of Queensland, Pro Vice-Chancellor for Science, Health and Engineering at La Trobe University and Dean of the Melbourne School of Engineering.


The alloys he has designed are in service in automotive engines and the nanomaterials processing methods he has pioneered are used to produce the active ingredient in commercial sunscreens. He has more than 200 publications with 5 patents and 150 refereed journal papers.

Professor Schaffer has BSc and MSc degrees from the University of Cape Town and a PhD from the University of Birmingham. He is a Chartered Professional Engineer and a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, the Institution of Engineers Australia and the American Powder Metallurgy Institute International.   

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