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Dr Michael Breedon

Principal Research Scientist

https://people.csiro.au/b/m/michael-breedon

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CLAYTON SOUTH VIC 3169 AUSTRALIA

Biography

Dr. Breedon is engaged at CSIRO as a Principal Research Scientist and leads one of CSIRO’s nine Cross-Cutting Capabilities (CCCs), focussing on Robotics, the Internet of Things and Sensing. He has specialised in leading and delivering results for applied multidisciplinary research and development projects in CSIROs Future Science Platforms (FSPs).

Dr. Breedon has broad expertise having worked on a variety of multidisciplinary scientific and engineering projects at CSIRO, including sensing technologies, condensed matter physics and quantum chemistry, prototype and device development, chemical synthesis, robotics, high throughput experimentation, machine learning, autonomous science, and general material science. He has been involved in the generation of several new intellectual property platforms and has patents filed in areas of high throughput robotic testing, autonomous science, static mixer design and sensor platforms.

He is also an advocate for SME engagement within the Australian research sector and acts as a part-time CSIRO Kick-Start facilitator and I2G mentor, helping Australian SMEs successfully navigate the complexities of engaging with research providers.

Dr. Breedon has active collaborations in the research community, with over 70 peer-reviewed publications and an h-index of 24, having been cited over 2500 times (Google Scholar). He is passionate about bringing together unconventional research teams from different disciplines to solve complex real-world challenges.

Current Roles

  • CCC Leader: Robotics, Internet of Things and Sensing
    CSIRO Cross Cutting Capability Leader

  • Program Digital Champion
    Materials Characterisation and Modelling Program

  • CSIRO Kick-Start
    Facilitator

Academic Qualifications

  • 2023

    Master of Business Administration
    Australian Institute of Management

  • 2022

    Graduate Diploma in Management
    Australian Institute of Management

  • 2021

    Graduate Certificate in Leadership and Strategy
    Australian Institute of Management

  • 2020

    Diploma of Leadership and Management
    Australian Institute of Management

  • 2010

    PhD (Engineering/Science)
    RMIT University

  • 2009

    Graduate Certificate in Research Commercialisation
    RMIT University

  • 2002

    Bachelor of Applied Science (Nanotechnology)
    RMIT University

  • 2002

    Bachelor of Applied Science (Major in Chemistry)
    RMIT University

Professional Experiences

  • 2023-current

    Principal Research Scientist
    CSIRO

  • 2017-2023

    Senior Research Scientist
    CSIRO

  • 2015-2017

    Research Scientist
    CSIRO

  • 2012-2015

    OCE Postdoctoral Fellowship
    CSIRO

  • 2010-2012

    JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship
    Kyushu University

  • 2009-2009

    Australian Endeavour Award
    Tokyo University

Achievements and Awards

  • 2021-2021

    CSIRO Entrepreneurship Award – Conductive Polymers for Aerospace
    CSIRO

  • 2021-2021

    CSIRO Services Division
    Service Award

  • 2019-2023

    Julius Career Development Award
    CSIRO

  • 2010-2012

    JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship
    Kyushu University

  • 2009-2009

    Australian Endeavour Award
    Tokyo University

Other highlights

  • 2023-2023

    Manufacturing Representative for the Robotics and Sensing 2040 Future Science and Technology Working Group

  • 2021-current

    Inaugural CSIRO Cross Cutting Capability Leader for Robotics, Internet of Things and Sensing (RIoTS)

Grants

  • 2023-2026

    R+ PhD Top-Up Scholarship grant

  • 2023-2023

    Combining Computational Fluid Dynamics with AI to evolve novel flow reactors - Pawsey Supercomputing Grant

  • 2017-2020

    Research Plus Postdoctoral Fellowship

  • 2016-2019

    CSIRO OCE Postdoctoral Fellowship

  • 2010-2012

    JSPS Kakenhi (Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research)

Community and Corporate Citizenship

  • 2022-current

    Associate Editor - Sensor Devices

  • 2021-current

    Mental Health Champion

  • 2017-2020

    Australasian Corrosion Association

  • 2006-2016

    IEEE

  • 2010-current

    Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)

Published data & software

We have published items by Dr Michael Breedon