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Andrey Molotnikov completed an undergraduate degree in Mathematics at Clausthal University of Technology in Germany in 2005. From 2006-2010 he studied at Monash University, Australia and was awarded a PhD in the field of computational materials science in October 2010. He subsequently undertook a post-doctoral research in the area of metallic composites and architectured / hybrid materials in ARC Centre for Light Metals, Melbourne from 2011-2014 before his appointment as a Lecturer in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Monash University, Australia in January 2015.

Dr Andrey Molotnikov’s main research interest are:

  • Architectured materials
  • Computational Materials Science
  • Additive Manufacturing
His current research is focusing on combining the knowledge of these disciplines and using them as a foundation for a new approach to design of novel materials. 

Dr Molotnikov is part of the ARC Research Hub for Transforming Australia’s Manufacturing Industry through High Value Additive Manufacturing and leads several projects in this area. He was invited to present his work at numerous international conferences such as MRS Fall Meeting, Boston, USA (2015), NanoSPD6, Metz, France (2014), 2nd International School on Architectured Materials ARCHIMAT, Autrans, France (2014), Thermec’2013, Las Vegas, USA (2013). 

In 2016, Dr. Molotnikov was awarded France-Australia Science Innovation Collaboration Fellowship and he will spend time in France working on novel computational models to describe the mechanical behaviour of additively manufactured metal/polymer hybrid lattices.


  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Finite element modelling (FEM)
  • Constitutive modelling of the mechanical response
  • Microforming
  • Non-linear material behaviour
  • Plastic instabilities and strain localisation
  • Strain gradient dependent plasticity

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Projects 2019 2021

Research Output 2007 2019

Architectured polymeric materials produced by additive manufacturing

Molotnikov, A., Simon, G. P. & Estrin, Y., 1 Jan 2019, Architectured Materials in Nature and Engineering: Archimats. Estrin, Y., Bréchet, Y., Dunlop, J. & Fratzl, P. (eds.). Cham Switzerland: Springer, p. 257-285 29 p. (Springer Series in Materials Science; vol. 282).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Otherpeer-review

Evaluation of the mechanical compatibility of additively manufactured porous Ti–25Ta alloy for load-bearing implant applications

Soro, N., Attar, H., Brodie, E., Veidt, M., Molotnikov, A. & Dargusch, M. S., 1 Sep 2019, In : Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials. 97, p. 149-158 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Interface formation in copper-steel multilayered sheets under severe shear strain

de Andrade Mendes Filho, A., Molotnikov, A., Hodgson, P. D. & Lapovok, R., 22 Mar 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Advanced Engineering Materials. 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Low temperature texture development in Nd2Fe14B/ α -Fe nanocomposite magnets via equal channel angular pressing

Besley, L., Garitaonandia, J. S., Molotnikov, A., Kishimoto, H., Kato, A., Davies, C. & Suzuki, K., 1 May 2018, In : AIP Advances. 8, 5, 7 p., 056219.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access

Mechanical properties and in vitro behavior of additively manufactured and functionally graded Ti6Al4V porous scaffolds

Onal, E., Frith, J. E., Jurg, M., Wu, X. & Molotnikov, A., 1 Apr 2018, In : Metals. 8, 4, 21 p., 200.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access