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
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.