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Dr Yvonne Durandet is an Associate Professor at Swinburne University of Technology, School Engineering, Department of Mechanical and Product Design Engineering. She enjoys working on industry-linked projects for Teaching and Research, mainly on Manufacturing Processes and Technologies, Metals and Alloys. She received Industry Partners' and Commercialisation Awards from CAST CRC for achievements in laser assisted joining, surfacing and machining technologies. Prior to joining Swinburne, she led strategic projects at BHP on coatings and near net shape casting of steel and non-ferrous metals. Yvonne holds a PhD degree from the University of Adelaide and a Bachelor of Engineering from SUPMECA, France.


Professor Peter Revill is a senior medical scientist and laboratory head at VIDRL, Royal Melbourne Hospital at the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity. Professor Revill has a strong national and international reputation in hepatitis B virus (HBV) virology and pathogenesis. In 2016, he co-founded the global HBV cure initiative, the International Coalition to Eliminate Hepatitis B (ICE-HBV), and in 2019 led publication of the first ICE-HBV Global Scientific Strategy for HBV cure, and co-convened the International HBV Molecular Virology conference in Melbourne. In 2021 he was appointed theme leader in Virology by the Australian Society for Microbiology.




Dr Rackel SAN NICOLAS is a senior lecture in the Department of Infrastructure Engineering at the University of Melbourne and the lead of the Geopolymer and Minerals Processing Group. Her main research focus is on the developing sustainable materials for construction and estimate their life service depending on their environment. Her group works closely with industries, councils, and government agencies nationally and internationally to meet the zero-carbon target of 2050.


Jean-François DESVIGNES is doing his PhD at the Centre for Transformative Innovation in Melbourne. He works with research organisations and policy makers to better understand their research outputs and research trends. He also works with clients across Australasia to build skills across the Web of Science group's solutions, often referred as 'scientometrics information.

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