Philip Nakashima is an Associate Professor in the Department of Materials Science & Engineering at Monash University. He currently supervises four 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 'Applied Crystallography in Advanced Materials Characterisation' unit at Masters and PhD level and teaches half of ’Numerical Methods’ - a core unit for all first year Engineering students. 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.
In addition to his research and teaching, Philip is an editor of the journal ‘Materials Chemistry and Physics’ published by Elsevier. He is also the curator of the Materials Science & Engineering website at Monash University and the Library Liaison Officer for the Department of Materials Science & Engineering.
Philip is passionate about his research and sharing his love of science with future generations. He is a Science Ambassador for his old school, Wesley College in Perth, Western Australia.