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 three PhD students and an average of three final year students per year.  He is the unit co-ordinator and lecturer for the fourth year 'Electron Microscopy' unit and 'Advanced Materials Characterisation' unit at Masters and PhD level.  Philip has also taught 'Materials Characterisation and Modelling' at third year level.  


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.