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Ian Marshall

2007

Ian Marshall

By the time he was appointed Head of the Department in 2007, Ian Marshall had become a world authority in the area of solid mechanics. Marshall was originally appointed on a short-term contract to teach in the area of advanced materials and failure assessment in second semester 1998. However, he quickly became a permanent part of the department. By the end of 1998, Marshall had been put forward for the permanent position of Associate Professor. Marshall came to the department from Ayrshire in Scotland where he was chairman of the Scottish region of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. His involvement in the organisation continued. In 2006 he became chairman of the Australian branch of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. At the end of 2006 Marshall was appointed Head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering for a one year period starting from January 2007.