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Professor emeritus, University of Technology Sydney

Michael Cortie was born and educated in South Africa, where he obtained a BSc(Engineering), an MSc and a PhD, all in materials engineering. He was a consultant to the the minerals and metals industry there for 15 years before he relocated to Australia in 2002. After nearly 20 years at the University of Technology, Sydney, Australia Michael is now a semi-retired consultant. He is interested in the technology of precious metals, nanotechnology, the interaction of light with nanostructures and anything to do with X-rays and neutrons.


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


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