Professor Geoff Spinks
Dr Geoff Spinks (pictured right) is the Global Challenges Leader for Manufacturing Innovation and Professor in Materials Engineering. His research interests focus on new materials and nanotechnology and he specialises in the development and application of materials for artificial muscles.
Geoff has published over 200 journal articles, including 5 co-authored articles in Science magazine. He is the co-recipient of in excess of $40m in grant funding.
Geoff has worked closely with industry including sabbatical leave with BHP Research and Allied Signal Inc. (USA) and collaborative projects funded through the ARC Linkage and CRC schemes. His current interests include new product development (such as the “Lymph Sleeve”) and new manufacturing methods (such as 3D printing) that utilise his artificial muscle materials.
Geoff has had a strong engagement with teaching across all levels of engineering materials and was co-founder of UoW’s bachelor degrees in Nanotechnology. He has supervised 25 PhD, 7 Masters and over 50 final year / honours students to completion.