Dr Tim Muster

Principal Research Scientist

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• Principal Research Scientist ; Team Leader, Adaptive Liveable Cities. Science Integration, CSIRO Future Cities.
• Principal Research Scientist ; Science Leader of CSIRO Liveable, Sustainable, Resilient Cities Program
• Stream Leader, Urban Water Technologies, Urban Water Theme, Water for a Healthy Country Flagship, 2012-14.
• Group Leader Functional Interfaces and Coatings within Surfaces and Nanoscience Program, CSIRO Materials Science & Engineering, 2011-12.
• Team Leader, Functional Interfaces within Surfaces, Thin Films and Interfaces Program, CSIRO Materials Science & Engineering. 2009-11.
• Stream Leader of ‘Efficient Use of Materials’ in Cleantech Theme, Future Manufacturing Flagship. 2009-10
• Stream Leader of ‘Lifetime Critical Components’ in Nanomaterials Theme, CSIRO Materials Science & Engineering. 2008-09.
• Post-doctoral research at CSIRO Manufacturing and Infrastructure Technology, Highett, Victoria. Sept. 2001 – Sept. 2004.
• Post-doctoral research at the Ian Wark Research Institute (University of South Australia). Jun. 2001-Sept. 2001.
• Post-doctoral research fellow in Physical Chemistry at the University of Bristol, UK. May 2000-May 2001.
• PhD at the Ian Wark Research Institute (University of South Australia). Feb. 1997-May 2000. ‘The characterisation of pharmaceutical powders: crystal habit, polymorphism and wettability’.
• Employed by WMC (Olympic Dam Operations) in metallurgical laboratory and geology department. May 1995-Jan 1997.
• Research assistant at University of Twente, The Netherlands. Nov. 1994- Feb. 1995.

Other Interests

For further information on CSIRO Future Cities please see the following link.

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Academic Qualifications

  • 2017

    Certificate in Executive Management and Development
    AGSM Business School, UNSW Australia

  • 2001

    Degree of Doctor of Philosophy
    Ian Wark Research Institute, UniSA Australia

  • 1994

    Honours Degree (1st Class) in Chemical Technology
    UniSA Australia


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