Dr Leon Prentice

Research Director

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Current Roles

  • Project Leader
    Titanium Alloys, 2014-present

  • Project Leader
    Carbothermal Production of Magnesium (MagSonic(tm)), 2007-2015

  • Process Engineering Consultant
    Novel Materials for Post-Combustion Capture, 2013-2014

  • Process Engineering Consultant
    Process and Manufacturing Informatics, 2013-2014

  • Process Engineering Consultant
    Biofuels from Algae, 2012-2013

  • Stream Leader
    Light Metals Opportunities, 2011-2012

  • Supervisor
    Multi-stage Production of Aluminium, 2010-2013

Academic Qualifications

  • Master of Science (Process Technology & Management, Distinction, Strath)

  • Doctor of Philosophy (Melb)

  • Bachelor of Engineering (Chem, Hons, Melb)

  • Bachelor of Science (Melb)

Professional Experiences

  • Jul 13-present

    Research Team Leader, CSIRO Process Science and Engineering (CPSE)

  • Jul 07-present

    Senior Research Engineer, CSIRO Process Science and Engineering (CPSE)

  • Sept 11-June 12

    Stream Leader, CSIRO Minerals Down Under (MDU) Flagship

  • Apr 01-Jul 07

    Senior Product Development Engineer, SDI Ltd

  • Jun 99-Nov 99

    Engineering Assistant, COMINCO Engineering Services Ltd (BC, Canada)

  • Jan 99-May 99

    Research Assistant, BHP Minerals (NV, USA)

Achievements and Awards

  • -13

    Engineers Australia Victorian Professional Engineer of the Year

  • -13

    ANZFChE Uhde Shedden Medal and Prize

  • -13

    TMS2013 Vittorio de Nora Prize for Environmental Improvements in Metallurgical Industries

  • -13

    TMS Young Leader Award

  • -11

    IChemE Excellence and Innovation Award 2011 - Sustainable Technology Award, for MagSonic(tm)

  • -05

    IADR Joan Chong Award for Australasian Excellence in Dental Materials Research

Community and Corporate Citizenship

  • '11-now

    JVCEC (Joint Victorian Chemical Engineering Committee)

  • '02-now

    TMS (The Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society)

  • '11-'11

    Technical Committee and Session Chair, Chemeca2011

  • '01-now

    FIChemE (Institution of Chemical Engineers)

  • '08-now

    CEng (Chartered Engineer, UK/Int'l)

  • '12-now

    FIEAust (Engineers Australia)

  • '12-now

    CPEng (Chartered Engineer, Australia)

  • '12-now

    NPER (National Professional Engineers' Register)

  • '12-now

    RPEQ (Registered Professional Engineer Queensland)

  • '12-now

    Victorian Representative, Chemical College Board (Engineers Australia)

  • '13-'14

    Victorian Representative, IChemE in Australia Board


We have publications by Dr Leon Prentice
For more publications, please see Google Scholar: VhahMB8AAAAJ Researcher ID: B-4043-2008 ORCID: 0000-0002-9131-5889