Philip N. H. Nakashima

Department of Materials Science & Engineering

Monash University, Victoria, Australia 

Biography

Philip Nakashima is an Associate Professor in the Department of Materials Science & Engineering at Monash University. He currently supervises five PhD students and an average of two final year students per year. He is the unit co-ordinator and lecturer for the fourth year 'Electron Microscopy' unit and 'Applied Crystallography in Advanced Materials Characterisation' unit at Masters and PhD level. Philip has taught 'Materials Characterisation and Modelling' at third year level and was the Materials Science and Engineering co-ordinator of the Masters of Advanced Engineering research project units. He is also the curator of the Materials Science & Engineering website at Monash University.

Philip is passionate about his research and sharing his love of science with future generations. He is currently a Science Ambassador for his old school, Wesley College in Perth, Western Australia.

Awards

ARC Future Fellowship

Award period: 2012 - 2016

'Interatomic bonding in (aluminium) alloys.'

The John Sanders Medal

Awarded: 2012

'For excellence in developing or applying electron microscope techniques, with particular attention to problems of practical importance in the physical and chemical sciences.'

Awarded biennially by the Australian Microscopy and Microanalysis Society Inc.

The Barry Inglis Medal

Awarded: 2011

'For outstanding achievement in measurement research by an individual (or group) in the fields of academia, research or industry in Australia.'

Awarded by the Australian Government’s National Measurement Institute

Announced by Senator the Hon. Kim Carr, Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research.

The Cowley-Moodie Award

Awarded: 2006

'For research excellence using electron microscopy in the physical sciences.'

Awarded biennially by the Australian Microscopy and Microanalysis Society Inc.

Professional Associations

Australian Microscopy and Microanalysis Society

Society of Crystallographers for Australia and New Zealand

International Union of Crystallography

American Association for the Advancement of Science

Qualifications

2003: Ph.D. (Distinction) in Physics, The University of Western Australia.

1998: B.E. (1st Class Hons) in Materials Engineering, The University of Western Australia.

1996: B.Sc. (1st Class Hons) in Chemical Physics, The University of Western Australia.