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Professor John Beynon

Biography/ Background

Executive Dean, Faculty of Engineering, Computer & Mathematical Sciences since 30 July 2012

Dean, Faculty of Engineering & Industrial Sciences, Swinburne University of Technology, 2005-2012

Principal Investigator, Australian Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AusAMRC) with Boeing, Swinburne University of Technology, 2009-2012

Professor of Metallurgy and holder of the POSCO-endowed Chair in Iron and Steel Technology, 2001-2005, University of Sheffield

1996-2005 Founding Co-Director, Institute for Microstructural & Mechanical Process Engineering: The University of Sheffield (IMMPETUS)

Professor of Mechanical Engineering from 1995 and Head of Department of Mechanical Engineering 1999-2001, University of Sheffield

1980 appointed as Lecturer in the Department of Engineering, University of Leicester; 1988 promoted to Senior Lecturer

1979-1980 Scientific co-worker in Department of Metal Forming, Max Planck Institute for Ferrous Research Ltd., Düsseldorf, Germany


University of Sheffield (UK), Bachelor of Metallurgy, First Class Honours Degree, 1974 and PhD, 1980

Research Interests

Research interests include the interaction of materials science (principally physical metallurgy) and applied mechanics to solve engineering problems, using computer-based modelling, experiment and industrial input; applications mainly in manufacturing and structural integrity.


1 book, several book chapters and editorships of conference proceedings, over 200 other publications of which more than 100 are journal articles.

Professional Associations

Fellow of The Royal Academy of Engineering (UK)

Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering

Fellow of the Institution of Engineers Australia

Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals & Mining (UK)

Chartered Engineer (UK)

Graduate, Australian Institute of Company Directors

Chair, Global Engineering Deans Council, 2013-15

President, Australian Council of Engineering Deans, 2010-2012

Elected member of Engineering Australia's South Australia Division Committee

Listed in Engineers Australia’s Top 100 Most Influential Engineers in Australia for 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015

Bessemer Gold Medallist 2015


Entry last updated: Thursday, 7 Jan 2016

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