"When Industry Met Academics" Materials Workshop

10am - 3pm, Monday 27 July 2015

Woodward Conference Centre (10th Floor, Law Building, The University of Melbourne)

A workshop aiming to fuel interaction between Industry and Academics in the Materials field at the University of Melbourne. It will be dynamic and interactive with much opportunity for discussion and networking. The program will feature presentations, Q&A panel sessions and poster sessions. More information to come!


- Tim Davey (Dulux Australia)
Tim Davey is originally from Wellington, NZ, where he did a BSc (Hons) in chemistry at Victoria University of Wellington. He then completed a PhD in chemistry at the University of Otago in Dunedin, NZ, focused on the synthesis and self-assembly behaviour of novel surfactants, with supervisors William Ducker and Alan Hayman. Tim then undertook a first post-doc with Raoul Zana at the CNRS in Strasbourg, France, working on characterising the solution behaviour of some industrial gemini surfactants. He then completed a second post-doc with Greg Warr at the University of Sydney, focused on the adsorption of surfactant mixtures at interfaces, along with the synthesis and characterisation of novel gemini surfactants (in collaboration with Dulux and Huntsman Surfactants). He began working for Dulux in 2001, initially as a research chemist and then later in his current role of team leader for latex research.
-Prof. Robin Batterham (Univ Melbourne)

Professor Batterham is Kernot Professor of Engineering at the University of Melbourne. Until recently he was Group Chief Scientist, Rio Tinto Limited, President of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering and Chairman of the International Energy Agency Expert Group on Science for Energy. He has had a distinguished career in research and technology, in the public and private sectors in areas such as mining, mineral processing including coal, mineral agglomeration processes, and iron making. He is inventor on over 20 patent families.Professor Robin Batterham was Chief Scientist to the Australian Federal Government from 1999 to 2005.

- Andrew Batty (Chief Executive Officer-Anatomics Pty Ltd)

Andrew has worked in Sales, Marketing, Business Development, Clinical Operations and Management with pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies. Following tenures at Roche and GSK Andrew joined CogState, a VC funded UoM start-up and commercialised R&D around neuro-cognitive testing and initiated contracts with Pfizer USA and various research organisations. Andrew then managed Panvax developing immunology-based technologies with the Austin Research Institute before joining IM Medical as CEO. IM Medical, an ASX listed biotechnology company researched and commercialised cardiovascular diagnostic devices for application in a primary care and research setting. In October 2005, Andrew joined Anatomics, a medical device manufacturer and developed new products from R&D collaborations, sourced international distributors in 20+ countries and secured manufacturing contracts with Medtronic, Stryker and BBraun. Andrew graduated with a Bachelor of Science and has a Masters of Commerce degree. Andrew is married to Kristi and has four children.