Geoff Brooks is responsible for co-ordinating and developing manufacturing related research at Swinburne University of Technology's Joint Research Centre with Shandong University in China. 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 for his contribution to his field.