Professor Peter Hodgson
Centre for Materials and Fibre Innovations
  ARC Federation Fellow, Deakin University, Geelong, VIC, 3217
Phone: +61 (3) 5227 1251 Fax: +61 (3) 5227 1103
Research interests
Peter conducted research for 16 years at BHP Research Laboratories, Melbourne, before joining Deakin's School of Engineering and Technology in 1996. At BHP he led research activities related to steel processing and the development of new alloys. At Deakin, this research now includes downstream ferrous and non-ferrous manufacturing processes associated with the automotive industry, including the STAMP and FAST collaborative research programs involving Ford, its partner companies and various universities. This has focussed on the application of new materials in the automotive industry with a particular emphasis on drive train and body structures. This includes both manufacturing and product development aspects. Current research interests include thermomechanical processing, fatigue and crash behaviour of materials, biomaterials through powder metallurgy, structure property relationships in ultra refined microstructures, finite element modelling, multiscale modelling and surface engineering.
Professor Hodgson was awarded an ARC Federation Fellowship in 2004 to study multiscale approaches to advanced product development.
Selected publications