Geoff Brooks is responsible for co-ordinating and developing research in the Department of Mechanical and Product Design Engineering at Swinburne.. His own expertise is in the field of process metallurgy and he has published over 200 papers on various aspects of steelmaking, aluminium and magnesium production. Geoff is also active in the application of solar energy to metals production and the treatment of e-waste. He has held senior positions at University of Wollongong, McMaster University in Canada, CSIRO and is now Head of the High Temperature Processing group at Swinburne University of Technology. Geoff received his PhD at the University of Melbourne in 1994; he has a Degree in Chemical Engineering at RMIT and a Bachelor of Arts (HPS, Media) from Swinburne. In 2013, Geoff was awarded the John Elliott Lectureship by the AIST, acknowledging his contribution to process metallurgy. In 2018, he was awarded the Distinguished Lecture Award by the The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society in 2018 for his contribution to his field.