Prof. Matthew Barnett

Australian Laureate Fellow and Director of the mineAlloy Training Centre
Deakin University


Professor Matthew Barnett received his PhD from McGill University in 1997 and worked in the steel industry for seven years before moving to academia. His main research interests are in designing new advanced alloys that create a smaller societal footprint and which stimulate a more circular economy. Prof Barnett is pioneering new solid state additive manufacturing technologies for use in recylcing and creating new insight into alloy behaviour using high energy x-rays combined with high image collection rates. In 2022 he was awarded an ARC Australian Laureate Fellowship to further his research on advanced alloys for a circular economy. He was formerly an ARC QEII Research Fellow and an ARC Future Fellow and he has just finished a term as Director of the Institute for Frontier Materials.