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Physics Discipline Leader, University of Technology Sydney

Mike Cortie was born and educated in South Africa, where he obtained a BSc(Engineering), an MSc and a PhD, all in materials engineering. After 15 years consultancy in the minerals and metals industry he relocated to Australia in 2002. Mike is Physics Discipline Leader, at the University of Technology, Sydney, Australia. He is interested in the technology of precious metals and in the interaction of light with nanostructures.


  • 2002–present
    Director : Institute for Nanoscale Technology, University of Technology Sydney


  • 1987 
    University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa, PhD Metallurgical engineering