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A/Prof. Matthias Weiss

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Position

Associate Professor

Faculty

Instit for Frontier Materials

Department

Instit for Frontier Materials

Campus

Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus

Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy, Deakin University, 2007

Contact

Biography summary

Dr Matthias Weiss is currently a Senior Research Fellow (Advanced Characterisation and Manufacturing of High Strengths Sheet Materials) in the Institute for Frontier materials (IFM).  His qualifications include a Master of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering (Completed with high distinction and best of the year 2002) from the Aachen University of Technology (RWTH Aachen), and a PhD in Material Science (Deakin) in 2007. Over the last 12 years Matthias has established one of the world's largest roll forming research groups that includes Australia`s most advanced roll forming research facility. His group combines analysis of material behaviour at the micro-level with the development of advanced material models, new forming concepts and routines for process monitoring and control (industry 4.0). Matthias has built an international reputation in conventional and flexible roll forming and, at IFM, has established a world`s first flexible forming facility for the prototyping and low volume manufacture of automotive components. His group has hosted two international roll forming research conferences in 2010 and 2018. In 2016 Matthias co-founded Australian start-up FormFlow which has developed a world`s first technology for bending corrugated sheet and recently signed a $1 M/year licence agreement with BlueScope Steel in 2019. Matthias has been part of five successful nationally competitive large research grants, totalling over AUD $4 million in awarded funds. He has published over 80 refereed articles. 

Research interests

Sheet Metal Forming
Roll Forming
Material Modelling
Advanced Manufacturing
Advanced Material Characterisation
 

Knowledge areas

Advanced Manufacturing, Sheet Metal Forming, Roll Forming, Flexible Roll Forming, Modelling Material Behaviour, Material Characterisation

Professional activities

FormFlow Pty Ltd  - Research & Development Director

Research groups

IFM Sheet Forming Group
IFM Metals Group
 

Awards

2016 Vice-Chancellor's Award for International Research Engagement
2015 Vice-Chancellor's Award for International Research Engagement (Highly Commended)
2013 Ikerbasque - Visiting Professorship
2008 Commendation for Excellence in Teaching

Projects

ARC Industrial Training Research Hub:

1. ARC Training Centre in Lightweight Automotive Structures (ATLAS) - led by RMIT and with the Ford Motor Company (Global)

ARC Linkages:

1. Micro-roll forming of metal bipolar plates for fuel cells (LP150100059) – Ford Motor Company (Global)

Baosteel-Australia Joint Research and Development Centre (BAJC):

1. Towards a semi industrial flexible forming facility for low volume production (BA19001)

Innovation Connections (IC) Projects:

1. Improving performance and quality of sound and fire barrier panels  - SpeedPanel, Australia

Regional Industry Collaboration Fund Projects (RICP):

1. Analysis of material behaviour in the FormFlow`s Crash Forming Proces – FormFlow, Australia  

Industry Seed – Projects:

1. Roll forming carbon fiber reinforced metal hybrid (CFRMH) components – Ford Motor Company (Global)

2. Understanding Roll Formability of 6 Novelis Aluminium Alloys – Novelis (USA)

Overall: 1 ARC (Industry) Linkage grant, 1 ARC Industrial Transformation Training Centre, 1 ARC LIEF, 2 Large Auto CRC projects, 2 large WISCO projects, 1 large BAJC project, 3 Innovation Connections (IC) projects,   4 Large Ford University Research projects (URP), 1 large Automotive Engineering Graduate Program, 1 Ikerbasque - Visiting Professorship, 1 Australian-Germany Joint Research Co-operation (DAAD) Scheme project, 6 small scale industry projects – $8.49 million (overall grant funding).
 

Publications

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Funded Projects at Deakin

Australian Competitive Grants

Micro-roll forming of metal bipolar plates for fuel cells

Prof Peter Hodgson, A/Prof Matthias Weiss, Prof Bernard Rolfe, Henry Wolfkamp, Mr Richard Taube, Dr Daniel Wilkosz

ARC Linkage - Projects

  • 2018: $26,662
  • 2017: $68,298
  • 2016: $82,817
  • 2015: $40,716

P4 Hot Stamping Light Alloys ITTC ATLAS

Prof Bernard Rolfe, A/Prof Matthias Weiss, Prof Matthew Barnett, Dr Mark Easton, Mr Richard Taube, Richard Axe, Paul Sanders, Marion Merklein

ARC Industrial Transformation Training Centres

  • 2020: $15,649
  • 2019: $84,642
  • 2018: $84,642
  • 2017: $84,642

P11 Multi Material Design Solutions ITTC ATLAS

Prof Bernard Rolfe, A/Prof Matthias Weiss, Dr Matthew Doolan, Nia Harrison, Mr Richard Taube

ARC Industrial Transformation Training Centres

  • 2020: $15,649
  • 2019: $84,642
  • 2018: $84,642
  • 2017: $84,642

P7 Production of Longitudinal Components by Combining Flexible Roll Forming and Free Forming ITTC ATLAS

A/Prof Matthias Weiss, Prof Bernard Rolfe, Dr Matthew Doolan, Mr Richard Taube, Henry Wolfkamp, Albert Sedlmaier, Brian Oxley

ARC Industrial Transformation Training Centres

  • 2020: $15,648
  • 2019: $84,642
  • 2018: $84,642
  • 2017: $84,642

Other Public Sector Funding

Improving performance and quality of sound and fire barrier panels.

A/Prof Matthias Weiss, Dr Buddhika Abeyrathna, Dr Michael Pereira

  • 2020: $50,000

Industry and Other Funding

URP 2012-4089R Flexible roll forming of automotive structures

Prof Bernard Rolfe, A/Prof Matthias Weiss

  • 2016: $21,600
  • 2015: $51,092
  • 2014: $76,853
  • 2013: $42,070

Micro-roll forming of metal bipolar plates for fuel cells

Prof Peter Hodgson, A/Prof Matthias Weiss, Prof Bernard Rolfe, Henry Wolfkamp, Mr Richard Taube, Dr Daniel Wilkosz

  • 2017: $1,695
  • 2016: $50,517
  • 2015: $43,519

Advanced High Strength Steel Development and Safe Parts Manufacture Project

A/Prof Matthias Weiss, Prof Bernard Rolfe

  • 2014: $47,034

Micro-Roll Forming of Fuel Cell Bipolar Plates

Prof Peter Hodgson, A/Prof Matthias Weiss

  • 2015: $7,573
  • 2014: $41,339

Investigation of anisotropy in aluminium sheet using a cupping test

A/Prof Matthias Weiss

  • 2015: $2,760
  • 2014: $7,800

A new bend test to link microstructure with bending behaviour

A/Prof Matthias Weiss, Prof Matthew Barnett

  • 2017: $52,832
  • 2016: $50,517
  • 2015: $51,314

ARC Training Centre in Lightweight Automotive Structures (ATLAS)

Dr Chun Hui Wang, Prof Adrian Mouritz, Stuart Bateman, Dr Mark Easton, Prof Milan Brandt, Martin Leary, Prof Michael Cardew-Hall, Dr Paul Compston, Dr Matthew Doolan, Prof Matthew Barnett, Prof Bernard Rolfe, A/Prof Minoo Naebe, A/Prof Matthias Weiss, Prof Luke Henderson, Mr Richard Taube, Bita Ghaffari, Nia Harrison, Dr Adam Best, Prof Russell Varley, Richard Evans, Henry Wolfkamp, Brian Hughes, Carl De Koning, Richard Axe, Edward Albert, Brian Oxley, Albert Sedlmaier, Prof Anthony Kinloch, Michael Wisnom, Paul Sanders, Marion Merklein

  • 2017: $132,087
  • 2016: $130,701

Low volume production of longitudinal components by combining flexible roll forming and free forming

A/Prof Matthias Weiss, Prof Bernard Rolfe

  • 2017: $66,043
  • 2016: $63,147

Experimental analysis for Studco Building Systems

A/Prof Matthias Weiss

  • 2016: $4,560

Flexible Roll Forming of WISCO High Strength Steels

A/Prof Matthias Weiss, Prof Bernard Rolfe, Prof Peter Hodgson, Prof Lingxue Kong

  • 2019: $107,963
  • 2016: $111,521

Preliminary analysis of critical material deformation in Futuris lightweight seat frame sections exposed to the pullback test

A/Prof Matthias Weiss

  • 2017: $6,000

P4 Hot Stamping Light Alloys ITTC ATLAS

Prof Bernard Rolfe, A/Prof Matthias Weiss, Prof Matthew Barnett, Dr Mark Easton, Mr Richard Taube, Richard Axe, Paul Sanders, Marion Merklein

  • 2020: $4,000
  • 2019: $20,000
  • 2018: $20,000
  • 2017: $20,000

P11 Multi Material Design Solutions ITTC ATLAS

Prof Bernard Rolfe, A/Prof Matthias Weiss, Dr Matthew Doolan, Nia Harrison, Mr Richard Taube

  • 2020: $4,000
  • 2019: $20,000
  • 2018: $20,000
  • 2017: $20,000

P7 Production of Longitudinal Components by Combining Flexible Roll Forming and Free Forming ITTC ATLAS

A/Prof Matthias Weiss, Prof Bernard Rolfe, Dr Matthew Doolan, Mr Richard Taube, Henry Wolfkamp, Albert Sedlmaier, Brian Oxley

  • 2020: $4,000
  • 2019: $20,000
  • 2018: $20,000
  • 2017: $20,000

Improving performance and quality of sound and fire barrier panels.

A/Prof Matthias Weiss, Dr Buddhika Abeyrathna, Dr Michael Pereira

  • 2020: $30,586
  • 2019: $30,586

Experimental analysis of FormFlow's new structural panel.

Dr Riyadh Al-Ameri, A/Prof Mahmud Ashraf, A/Prof Matthias Weiss

  • 2020: $5,000

Improving performance and quality of sound and fire barriers - Phase 2

A/Prof Matthias Weiss, Dr Yong Sun, Dr Michael Pereira, Dr Buddhika Abeyrathna

  • 2020: $25,977

Other Funding Sources

Auto CRC Mini Project UG5106, UG4706, UG1706, UG1906, UG2906, UG3006 plus UG5409 and UG 5509 (2009)

Dr Wenyi Yan, A/Prof Matthias Weiss, A/Prof Eric Hu

  • 2011: $10,722
  • 2010: $9,583
  • 2009: $6,782
  • 2008: $10,080

Flexible forming facility for low cost light weight applications

Prof Peter Hodgson, A/Prof Matthias Weiss, Prof Bernard Rolfe, Prof Jeong-Whan Yoon, A/Prof Nicole Stanford, Dr Shankar Kalyanasundaram, Dr Paul Compston, Prof Liangchi Zhang, A/Prof Zheng Jiang, Dr Dongbin Wei, Dr Matthew Dargusch, Dr Gui Wang, Dr Daniel Liang

  • 2014: $470,000

3-105 Flexible Roll Forming of a Component Section from AHSS

Prof Bernard Rolfe, A/Prof Matthias Weiss

  • 2014: $147,936
  • 2013: $30,583

Tool Wear Prediction Model on the Stamping of AHSS and UHSS

Prof Bernard Rolfe, A/Prof Matthias Weiss, Dr Michael Pereira

  • 2015: $43,209
  • 2014: $127,464
  • 2013: $15,492

P4 Hot Stamping Light Alloys ITTC ATLAS

Prof Bernard Rolfe, A/Prof Matthias Weiss, Prof Matthew Barnett, Dr Mark Easton, Mr Richard Taube, Richard Axe, Paul Sanders, Marion Merklein

  • 2019: $3,000
  • 2018: $3,000
  • 2017: $3,000

P11 Multi Material Design Solutions ITTC ATLAS

Prof Bernard Rolfe, A/Prof Matthias Weiss, Dr Matthew Doolan, Nia Harrison, Mr Richard Taube

  • 2019: $3,000
  • 2018: $3,000
  • 2017: $3,000

P7 Production of Longitudinal Components by Combining Flexible Roll Forming and Free Forming ITTC ATLAS

A/Prof Matthias Weiss, Prof Bernard Rolfe, Dr Matthew Doolan, Mr Richard Taube, Henry Wolfkamp, Albert Sedlmaier, Brian Oxley

  • 2019: $3,000
  • 2018: $3,000
  • 2017: $3,000

Supervisions

Principal Supervisor
2020

Peng Zhang

Thesis entitled: Micro-forming Thin Stainless-steel Sheet

Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), Institute for Frontier Materials

2018

Ahmad Erfani Moghadam

Thesis entitled: Flexible Roll Forming of Variable Depth Profiles

Master of Engineering, Institute for Frontier Materials

2015

Buddhika Nuwan Abeyrathna

Thesis entitled: In-line shape compensation for roll forming through process parameter monitoring

Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), Institute for Frontier Materials

2014

Ossama Mamdouh Mohamed Badr

Thesis entitled: Forming Behaviour Analysis and Constitutive Modelling of Ti-6Al-4V at Room Temperature

Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), Institute for Frontier Materials

Executive Supervisor
2019

Aditya Dattatraya Deole

Thesis entitled: Understanding forming limits in conventional and variable depth roll forming

Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), Institute for Frontier Materials

2017

Shiromani Gangoda Desinghege

Thesis entitled: Role of slip and twinning on the forming behaviour of AZ31 magnesium sheet in bending and roll forming

Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), Institute for Frontier Materials

Andreas Kupke

Thesis entitled: Effect of the microstructure on the unloading characteristics of DP steel

Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), Institute for Frontier Materials

Co-supervisor
2019

Seyed Hadi Mohamadi Azghandi

Thesis entitled: Influence of grain size on ductile failure of magnesium alloys

Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), Institute for Frontier Materials

2016

Jascha Marnette

Thesis entitled: The production of novel structures from high strength and ultrafine-grained sheet metal through roll forming

Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), Institute for Frontier Materials

Associate Supervisor
2017

Robert Earl Dick

Thesis entitled: Anisotropy and Failure Modeling for Nonlinear Strain Paths and Its Application to Rigid Packaging

Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), School of Engineering

2015

Jingsi Jiao

Thesis entitled: Developing a detailed understanding of web-warping in the flexible roll forming of UHSS

Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), Institute for Frontier Materials

2014

Akbar Abvabi

Thesis entitled: Effect of Residual Stresses in Roll Forming Process of Metal Sheets

Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), School of Engineering

2010

Chetan Nikhare

Thesis entitled: Formability and Forming of Advanced Steels

Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), Institute for Frontier Materials