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Mr Stefan Gulizia

Research Group Leader


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Stefan is a Senior Principle Research scientist with over 30 years of experience in material science and metal process technologies at CSIRO and Defence Science Technology Organisation (DSTO). Currently the Research Group Leader at CSIRO’s Advanced Materials & Processes Program, he leads the research activities in LAB22 Australian’s Centre for Additive Manufacturing encompassing EBM, Lasers, Cold spray, Powder Forming and Manipulation processes. While at CSIRO he delivered a wide range of materials solutions to the Australian and International industries, the most successful are directed towards aerospace, space, bio-medical, defence, die-casting, printing, titanium powder and metal processing industries. He co-pioneered Cold spray and EBM AM technology in Australia and continues to expand new research fields in metal AM and powders.

Other Interests

Research leader delivering new research capabilities and supply chain technologies for the Australian industry

Developing collaborative research projects involving multi-disciplinary and cross institutional research teams

Developing high technology research projects involving Industry, Universities and Government clients.

Planning & Developing research capabilities and IP strategies for future requirements .

Participation in domestic and international scientific materials research committees

Editor of the Australian Die Casting Association Journal for 10 years and a committee member since 1996. Stefan played a leading role in the organization of local and international die casting and surface engineering conferences and producing a regular casting industry magazines, 4 times/year

Current Roles

  • Research Group Leader - Manufactuing
    Materials & Processes 2017-Present

  • Research Group Leader - Lab22 – Australia’s Centre for Additive Innovation
    2017 - Present

  • Research Group Leader
    Funcional Interface & Coatings 2013 - 2016

  • Research Team Leader
    Cold Spray Technology & Direct Manufacturing Centre (DMC) 2009 - 2016

  • Project Leader - Light Metal Flagship
    Carbon Anode Coating

Academic Qualifications

  • 2019

    Graduate in Scientific Leadership
    University of Melbourne

  • 2007

    Master of Engineering
    Swinburne University

Achievements and Awards

  • -2006

    Gordon Dunlop Award for Research Excellence
    CAST Co-operative Research Centre

  • 1996-1997

    Chief Executive Award


  • 2010-2013

    Victorian Science Agenda Grant - Direct Manufacturing Center Total $10M

  • 2017-2020

    CRC-p Oventus

Community and Corporate Citizenship

  • 1999-2009

    Australian Die Casting Association Editor

  • 2015-2017

    PM Titanium International Conference Advisory Commitee