Professor Easton is currently the Director of the Advanced Manufacturing Precinct at RMIT which brings together three facilities: Micro Nano Research Facility, Microscopy and Microanalysis Facility and the Digital Manufacturing Facility. The precinct is able to fabricate, manufacture and characterise materials, devices and components from the nano-scale to the metre scale. Prior to this he was the Associate Dean for Manufacturing, Materials and Mechatronics within the School of Engineering.
He is very interested in the intersection between industry and universities. Most of his career has been spent at either side of the intersection, working with industry focused research centres, industry which partners with universities or within universities that partner with industry. This fits very well with RMIT's culture of producing work ready graduates and translational research.
He is also the current Diversity and Inclusion advocate for Engineering. He realises that his is very fortunate to be given the opportunities that he has had in his career and life and thinks it is important for others to have similar opportunities. One of the attractive attributes of RMIT is its focus on these issues.