- Bachelor of Applied Science, Applied Chemistry (First Class), University of Melbourne.
- PhD, University of Melbourne.
- Manufacturing innovation
- Smart materials
- Actuators and artificial muscles
- Additive manufacturing
- Mechanical properties of polymers
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Geoff Spinks received his PhD from the University of Melbourne in 1990 for his work on the mechanical behaviour of polymers and he has maintained a research interest in this area specialising in mechanical actuator materials (artificial muscles). Geoff has published over 180 journal articles, including 5 co-authored articles in Science magazine. He is the co-recipient of in excess of $35m in grant funding. As at June 2015, he had a total of 7700 citations and an "h-index" of 40. Geoff has worked closely with industry including sabbatical leave with BHP Research and Allied Signal Inc. (USA) and collaborative projects funded by industry and through the ARC Linkage and CRC schemes. Geoff has had a strong engagement with teaching across all levels of engineering materials and was co-founder of UoW’s bachelor degrees in Nanotechnology. He has supervised 22 PhD, 7 Masters and over 50 final year / honours students to completion. His current interests include new product development (such as the “Lymph Sleeve”) and new manufacturing methods (such as 3D printing) that utilise his artificial muscle materials.
- UOW Researcher Profile
- Google Scholar
- The Conversation
- Electromaterials Science
- Tiny wires could provide a big energy boost - MIT News
- Fishing line twisted into artificial muscle - ABC PM
- Muscle fibre - ABC Catalyst
- A 4D printed valve that actuates according to water temperature - 3Dprint.com
- 3D printing is so last year: We're onto 4D printing now - Phys.org
- Muscle idea takes shape - Illawarra Mercury
- Nylon fishing line actuator - Robohub
- Twisting artificial muscles
- New twisting artificial muscles propel futuristic nanobots
- Manufacturing collaboration to aid Australia's manufacturing