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Professor Geoffrey Brooks

Professor, Engineering


Professor Brooks is a Professor in the School of Engineering. Since completing his PhD in 1994, Professor Brooks has been an Senior Lecturer at the University of Wollongong (1993-2000), an Associate Professor at McMaster University (2000-2004), a Senior Princpal Research Scientist at CSIRO (2004-2006) and a Professor at Swinburne since 2006.

Since joining Swinburne, Professor Brooks has been the Associate Dean of Research, Head of Mathematics at Swinburne and Pro-Vice Chancellor (Future Manufacturing). He currenty co-ordinates research for Extra Terrestrial processing at the University and a Program Leader in the ARC Steel Innovation Hub. He has also been active in recent years working with Physicists on Dark Matter detection research. Professor Brooks has published over 250 papers on fundamental aspects of steelmaking, aluminium production and materials processing in general. He has won significant international awards  from the TMS, AIST, ASM and IOM3 for his contribution to metallurgical processing. Professor Brooks is a Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (UK).

Research interests

Engineering mathematics; Steelmaking; Aluminium production; Magnesium production; Sustainable mineral/ metals; High temperature processes; Green processing; Extractive metallurgy

PhD candidate and honours supervision

Higher degrees by research

Accredited to supervise Masters & Doctoral students as Principal Supervisor.

Fields of Research

  • Materials Engineering - 401600


  • 2018, International, Distinguished Lecture Award for Extraction and Processing, TMS
  • 2015, International, METSOC Best Paper Award, The Metallurgical and Materials Society of CIM
  • 2015, International, Marcus Grossman Award for Best Paper in Metallurgical and Materials Transactions, American Society of Materials
  • 2013, International, Science Award for Extraction and Processing Division, TMS
  • 2013, International, Elliott Lectureship Award, Association of Iron and Steel Technology


Also published as: Brooks, Geoffrey; Brooks, G.; Brooks, G. A.; Brooks, Geoff; Brooks, Geoff A.; Brooks, Geoff Alan; Brooks, Geoffrey A.; Brooks, Geoffrey Alan
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Recent research grants awarded

  • 2024: Sustainable Minerals Processing and Green Steel Joint Agreement *; Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)
  • 2023: (Student) Oxygen Steelmaking with Alternate Iron Feed *; Tata Steel Nederland Technology BV
  • 2023: Development of Heat Flow Monitoring System for the BOF *; ARC Industrial Transformation Research Hubs
  • 2023: Hybrid hydrogen direct and plasma reduction of iron ore *; HILT CRC Limited Fund Scheme
  • 2023: Prevention of Sticking in H2 fluidised bed DRI production *; University of Newcastle
  • 2023: Testing of Australian Iron Ores in a Hydrogen Direct Flash Smelting Process *; HILT CRC Limited Fund Scheme
  • 2022: (Student) Iron Production Using Ammonia as a Reductant *; Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)
  • 2022: (Student) Study of foaming sensitivity against local cooling by endothermic reduction *; Umicore Group R & D
  • 2022: Expert Analysis of ZESTY Developments *; Calix Ltd Fund Scheme
  • 2022: Hydrogen Ironmaking: fluidised bed H2DRI with Australian focus *; HILT CRC Limited Fund Scheme
  • 2022: Impact of Hydrogen DRI on Melting in an Electric Furnace *; HILT CRC Limited Fund Scheme
  • 2022: Kinetics of Hydrogen Reduction of Iron Ore Fines *; Calix Ltd Fund Scheme
  • 2022: Postgraduate Student Agreement between CSIRO and SUT/VH2 - Use of hydrogen in steelmaking, student Gopal Pandey *; CSIRO Post-Grad Scholarships
  • 2022: Transportable high-power blue laser for processing of reflective materials *; ARC Linkage Infrastructure and Equipment Scheme
  • 2021: (Student) Development of Lunar Based Metal Casting Technologies *; Lunar Resources Fund Scheme
  • 2021: ARC - IH200100005 - Project 4.1.6 A - Development of Sound Sensors for BOF *; BlueScope Steel Limited
  • 2021: Australian Steel Innovation *; ARC Industrial Transformation Research Hubs
  • 2021: Development of Sound Sensors for Control of Ladle Metallurgys *; ARC Industrial Transformation Research Hubs
  • 2021: Investigation of the properties of icy lunar and Martian regolith simulants and their implicationson In-Situ Resource Utilisation *; Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)
  • 2020: (Student) Mineral Processing of Lunar Regolith using Concentrated Solar Energy *; Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)
  • 2020: End-of-life, Electrically-Enhanced Recycling Process for EoL Si PV-Cells *; Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA)
  • 2020: Oxygen and Structural Materials Production from Lunar Regolith - Student *; Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)
  • 2019: Direct Reduction of Lead Blast Furnace Slag using Alternative Carbon Sources *; Umicore Group R & D
  • 2019: Sinter Mineralogy and Properties *; CSIRO Post-Grad Scholarships
  • 2019: Sound and Vibration Sensors for Ladles *; Blue Scope Steel Limited
  • 2017: Reduction Kinetics between Coke and Slag in a Lead Blast Furnace *; Umicore Group R & D
  • 2017: Research Services Agreement with Upala P/L *; Upala P/L
  • 2015: Analysing Vibration Signals in Gas-Stirred Steel Ladles *; Tata Steel UK
  • 2015: Development of Iron Oxide Composite Smelting Route *; Cartwheel Resources - Research Contract
  • 2015: Validation of the Unipolar Electrolytic Hydrogen Generation Process *; Sustainable World Technologies Pty Ltd
  • 2014: Bubble Nucleation in Aluminium Elexcrolysis (CSIRO Student Scholarship) *; Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)
  • 2013: Describe the segregation behaviour of Pb, In, Ag, Sn & Cd from a ZnO rich mixture containing these elements as compounds *; Umicore Group R & D
  • 2013: Development of Dephosphorisation Model with Nippon Steel and Sumitomo Metal Japan *; Nippon Steel Sumitomo Metal Corporation
  • 2013: Enabling future technology by building light element analysis capability; a light element optimised ultra-high resolution electron microprobe *; ARC Linkage Infrastructure and Equipment Scheme
  • 2013: Glass Fines Project *; Visy
  • 2013: Modelling of Dephosphorisation in Oxygen Steelmaking *; Tata Steel UK
  • 2012: Development of hybrid solar thermal reactors for materials processing *; Australian Solar Institute - Postgraduate Scholarship
  • 2012: Investigating materials at the atomic scale using 3-dimensional tomography *; ARC Linkage Infrastructure and Equipment Scheme
  • 2012: Literature Review and Study for Umicore *; Umicore Group R & D
  • 2012: Study of WEEE behaviours in the TSL furnace *; Outotec Pty Ltd - Contract
  • 2011: Cu fuming from zinc oxide products *; Umicore Group R & D
  • 2010: CAST PhD Top-up Scholarship - Kinetics and Thermodynamics of Nickel and Vanadium inclusions Formation *; CRC for Cast Metals Manufacturing (CAST CRC)
  • 2010: Collaboration Agreement with Corus Technology *; Corus Technology B. V.
  • 2010: Proposal for experimental investigation of splashing phenomenon in electric arc furnace steelmaking (student agreement) *; One Steel
  • 2009: Cluster Management *; Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)
  • 2009: Control of bubble formation at anode interface in aluminium smelting furnaces *; CSIRO Flagship Collaboration Research Fund
  • 2009: Develop technique(s) for removing/controlling impurities, in particular Ni and V, in Al melts (CAST CRC) *; CRC for CAST Metals Manufacturing
  • 2009: Novel multistage high temperature aluminium production *; Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)

* Chief Investigator