Professor of Aerospace Engineering, Monash University

Prof Brian G. Falzon obtained his Bachelor of Science in Physics and Pure Mathematics, Bachelor of Engineering (Hons I) and PhD in Aeronautical Engineering from the University of Sydney. He spent twelve years at Imperial College London where he was involved in government and industry-funded research on advanced composite aerostructures. He has received funding from the UK Ministry of Defence/dstl , Airbus UK, BAE Systems, QinetiQ and Shorts/Bombardier among others.

In 2008 Prof Falzon returned to Australia to take up the Foundation Chair of Aerospace Engineering in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Monash University. Prof Falzon established the Advanced Aerostructures Research Group and is currently involved in collaborative research projects with Boeing Research and Technology Australia, Safran/Microturbo and the Cooperative Research Centre for Advanced Composite Structures. His research interests include the development of robust numerical algorithms for predicting damage in composite structures, structural optimisation, nano-enhanced multifunctional composite aerostructures, structural composite repairs and the development of virtual testing environments. He is a co-founder of Veryan Medical Limited, a company spin-off from Imperial College, which is developing a number of new implantable vascular devices
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Prof Falzon is a UK Chartered Engineer and a member of a number of professional organisations and scientific committees and sits on the Board of Directors of Aviation/Aerospace Australia. He has received numerous awards for his research, including the Silver Award and George Taylor (of Australia) prize from the Royal Aeronautical Society and a Future Summit Australian Leadership Award.

Experience

  • –present
    Chair of Aerospace Engineering, Monash University

Education

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    University of Sydney, PhD/Aeronautical Engineering