CAMS2020 is part of an ongoing series of meetings that are the product of the cooperation between two eminent materials professional societies in Australia – Materials Australia (MA) and the Australian Ceramic Society (ACS). These meetings, which represent the forging of joint objectives, began in 2004. Past meetings include:
- A combined MA/ACS conference (MAC-1): Melbourne 29th November – 1st December 2004. co-Chairs Jian-Feng Nie and Nigel Stone.
- Materials & AustCeram 2007 (MAC-2): Sydney 4th – 6th July 2007. co-Chairs Simon Ringer and Dan Perera.
- Materials & AustCeram 2009 (MAC-3): Surfers Paradise 1st – 3rd July 2009. co-Chairs Jian-Feng Nie and Chris Berndt.
- CAMS 2014: Sydney 26th – 28th November 2014. co-Chairs Julie Cairney and Chris Sorrell
- CAMS 2016: Melbourne 6th – 8th December 2016. co-Chairs Chris Berndt and Peter Hodgson
- CAMS 2018: Wollongong 27th – 29th November 2018. co-Chairs Huijun Li and Dan Gregg.
CAMS2020 is a product of these past meetings and continues to build on the legacy of these meetings and their co-chairs. We are extremely grateful for the contributions and ground-breaking work of the Past Chairs and thank them sincerely.
Professor Xinhua Wu
Professor Xinhua Wu obtained her PhD in Metallurgy & Materials from the University of Birmingham in 1996. She is a Fellow of the Australia Academy of Technology and Engineering (ATSE), a Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3) in the UK, and has established a reputation as a leading expert in the field of aeroengine and aircraft materials and their manufacturing, particularly in regards to 3D printing.
She has extensive experience working in the aerospace industry, including being a key member of Rolls-Royce Materials’ UTP for fifteen years. She has also had research companies with some of the biggest names in the aerospace industry including Bombadier, Airbus/EADS, the European Space Agency and Microturbo.
Her current areas of research include:
- Alloy and process development (ultra-high strength Ti fasteners, Ni and Al alloys for 3D printing)
- 3D printing and post processing of metals, particularly Ni, Al, Ti alloys and steels
- 3D printing of biomedical implants and devices
- Engineering of microstructures in 3D printed components to meet mechanical property requirements
Professor Xinhua Wu is confident that Australia could become a major player in the global aerospace industry with the appropriate support from the government and by capitalising on our unique natural assets.
Dr Andrew Ang
Swinburne University of Technology
Dr Andrew Ang holds a PhD in the area of thermal spray coatings from Swinburne University of Technology. Currently, he is the senior research engineer of the Thermal Spray & Laser Deposition Group at Swinburne University, leading the research team to develop key projects.
While his primary areas of expertise are in metallic, ceramic and ceramic-metal composite thermal spray coatings, he also has experience with atmospheric plasma spray, high velocity oxygen fuel, flume spray and cold spray. He has recently been involved in research which revolves around applying emerging coating methods, novel material alloy systems for coatings and process innovations.
Dr Andrew Ang has also developed strong relationships with Australian businesses by applying his research in the area of developing coating technology. These partners include Titomic Ltd., Carbon Revolution, D&T Hydraulics, YarraTrams, RUAG Australia, United Surface Technology Ltd., MacTaggart Scott Australia, Defence Science and Technology Group, and many others.
His research interests include: nanostructured materials, materials characterisation, thermal spray and laser processing, surface engineering, and additive and near net shape manufacturing.