Materials Process Engineering Group


The Materials Process Engineering group of EMRS aims to contribute to the fundamentals of metallurgical processes and products. The group specialises in high-temperature processing and physical metallurgy with special emphasis on in-situ observations. They have unique facilities including a high-temperature laser-scanning confocal microscope and access to many other sophisticated instruments within the University of Wollongong and at collaborating organisations.


  • The impact of the peritectic phase transition on high-speed, thin-slab continuous casting of steel
  • In-situ X-ray and neutron diffraction studies of phase transitions and mechanical deformation in a variety of alloys
  • In-situ observations of high-temperature phase transitions in steel and titanium alloys using high-temperature microscopy
  • Surface hardening of steels



Deakin University

Delft University of Technology (The Netherlands)

University of Science and Engineering Beijing (China)

University of Leoben (Austria)

SABIC Saudi (Arabia)

POSCO South (Korea)