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.
1999 - Research Engineer, Comalco Research and Technical Support (now Rio Tinto Alumininum)
2004 - Research Engineer, Leichtmetallkompetenzzentrum Ranshofen, Austria
2012-2013 - CEO, CAST Co-operative Research Centre
2005-2012 - Program Manager, CAST Co-operative Research Centre
Mark Easton's research career has focused on processing of metals, particularly processes that involve solidification and mostly related to light metals, Al, Mg and more recently Ti. Currently, their work focuses primarily on additive manufacturing of alloys including the design of new alloys with exceptional properties and developing processing microstructure property relationships of current alloys.
Additive Manufacturing, Solidification Processing, Light Alloys, Lightweighting, Aluminium, Magnesium, Electron Microscopy
Nature, 576: p. 91-95
Zhang, D., D. Qiu, M.A. Gibson, Y. Zheng, H.L. Fraser, D.H. StJohn, and M.A. Easton. (2019).
Additive Manufacturing, 2021. 37, pp. 101632
C.J. Todaro, M.A. Easton, D. Qiu, M. Brandt, D.H. StJohn, and M. Qian. (2020).
Acta Materialia, 195: p. 392-403
Prasad, A., L. Yuan, P.D. Lee, M. Patel, D. Qiu, M. Easton, and D.H. StJohn. (2020).
S Bateman, A Mouritz, M Easton et al (28)
2017 - 2022
Matthew Dargusch, David StJohn, Mark Easton, et al (14), ARC Research Hub
2017 - 2022
Mark Easton, David StJohn, Dong Qiu, Hamish Fraser, Mark Gibson, ARC DP
2016 - 2020
Award date: 2018
Recipients: Easton Mark, Abbot Trevor, Matthew Dargusch, GIbson Mark, Hort Norbert, Nie Jian-Feng, Zhu Suming
Award date: 2013
Recipients: Malcolm Couper, Mark Easton, Nick Parson, Lisa Sweet, John Taylor
Award date: 2009
Recipients: Mark Easton
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Acknowledgement of Country
RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.