Engineering Materials Research Centre


The Engineering Materials Research Centre (EMRC) is closely associated with the Steel Research Hub which co-ordinates research of specific relevance to the steel industry.

EMRC research fits within the ARC strategic research priority area, lifting productivity and economic growth. The production of engineering materials and their use are relevant to a very wide spectrum of industries and activities: energy generation, transportation, manufacturing, mining and so on. Materials innovations are often a central part of new product development and current EMRC research is involved in the development of advanced materials for automotive, building/ construction, pipelines and even biomedical applications. Similarly, innovations in materials processing can have a major impact on the economic viability and environmental sustainability of key industries, such as steel production.


  • To conduct world-class research in the design, synthesis and characterisation of advanced materials for engineering applications.
  • Maintain a special interest in ferrous metallurgy.


EMRS has a wide network of collaborating universities and industry partners, both in Australia and overseas. The list includes, but not limited to:

  • BlueScope
  • BHP Billiton
  • DSTO
  • Sydney University
  • Monash University
  • UNSW
  • University of Newcastle
  • Swinburne University
  • Deakin University
  • University of Delft, Netherlands
  • Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA





  • Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA
  • McMaster University, Canada
  • McGill University, Canada
  • Institute of Metal Physics, National Academy of Science, Ukraine
  • Beihang University (BUAA), China
  • Beijing University of Science and Technology, China
  • Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
  • Tata Steel, Europe
  • POSCO, Korea
  • Baosteel, China



Professor Brian Monaghan
Phone: +61 2 4221 4580
Location: Building 1 Room 124