Mr Matt Gear

Mr Matt Gear studied Chemical and Materials Engineering at the University of Queensland. As a part of his masters, he worked with Fonterra in New Zealand, applying materials characterisation methodology to cheeses to help develop the Cheese for the 21st Century.

For his PhD, he works with BlueScope Steel and the Steel Research Hub to understand the effects of elemental additions to BlueScope’s Zincalume coating alloys. This will enable optimisation of the coating process to achieve a coating that is corrosion resistant, aesthetically pleasing, environmentally friendly, and cost efficient.