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Professor Geoffrey Brooks

Professor, Engineering


Professor Brooks is the Director of Research for 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 the School of Engineeirng and continues to be active in his field of High Temperature Materials Processing. In recent he has been active in developing research around the processing of lunar materials and working with Physicists on Dark Matter detection research. Professor Brooks has published over 200 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.

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, Geoffrey A.; Brooks, Geoffrey Alan
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Recent research grants awarded

  • 2022: Iron Production Using Ammonia as a Reductant *; Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)
  • 2021: (Student) Development of Lunar Based Metal Casting Technologies *; Lunar Resources Fund Scheme
  • 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)
  • 2021: Project 4.1.6: Development of Sound Sensors for BOF *; BlueScope Steel Limited
  • 2020: ARC Research Hub for Australian Steel Innovation (Lead by University of Wollongong) *; ARC Industrial Transformation Research Hubs
  • 2020: End-of-life, Electrically-Enhanced Recycling Process for EoL Si PV-Cells *; Australian Renewable Energy Agency
  • 2020: Mineral Processing of Lunar Regolith using Concentrated Solar Energy *; Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)
  • 2020: Oxygen and Structural Materials Production from Lunar Regolith - Student Matthew Humbert *; Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)
  • 2019: Direct Reduction of Lead Blast Furnace Slag using Alternative Carbon Sources *; Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology - Internal Contributions
  • 2019: Sinter Mineralogy and Properties *; CSIRO Post-Grad Scholarships
  • 2019: Sound and Vibration Sensors for Ladles *; Blue Scope Steel Limited
  • 2018: Biosilica Briquettes for the Production of Silicon *; Upala P/L
  • 2018: Development of Dynamic Heat Transfer Model of Oxygen Steelmaking *; Tata Steel Nederland Technology BV
  • 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 for Epma Lupita Ismudya Putri. *; Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)
  • 2014: Direct Reduction of Fayalitic Slag in Pb Blast Furnace *; Umicore Group R & D
  • 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 Nederland Technology BV
  • 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: 09 CAST PhD Top-up Scholarship for Abdul Khaliq *; 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 with Morshed Alam) *; One Steel

* Chief Investigator