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Professor George Simon

TAP Member
Deputy Dean, Faculty of Engineering
Monash University

Professor George Simon is Deputy Dean of the Monash Faculty of Engineering, and was appointed to this role in 2013. Prior to this he was the Head of Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Monash University for 9 years. He researches in the area of polymer and nanomaterials science and technology. He has been particularly involved in nanocomposites with clay and other functional nanoparticles being combined with polymers to improve properties such as reduced flammability, mechanical properties, rheological modification and electrical and thermal conduction. He has also been involved in research for self-healing coatings, particularly those that are transparent and where healing can be stimulated by light or heat. In addition he is working in other areas such as bio-based monomers and polymers, 3D printing, membranes and flexible electronics.