Mr Andrew Breen

Mr Andrew Breen

Postdoctoral Fellow

2009: Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Honours), The University of Sydney, Australia

2014: PhD Materials Science: Developing advanced atom probe tomography characterisation techniques for engineering materials, The University of Sydney, Australia 



School of Materials Science & Engineering

Dr Andrew Breen is a senior postdoctoral fellow and deputy group leader of the Engineering Microstructures group within the Transport and Infrastructure theme of the School of Materials Science & Engineering. Andrew received his PhD from USyd in 2014 where he remained as an atom probe support engineer until 2016. He then undertook a Humboldt Fellowship at the Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung (Germany) to directly observe hydrogen in metals. In 2019, he returned to USyd as a Senior Postdoctoral Fellow in an AUSMURI funded project focused on understanding structure-property-processing relationships of additively manufactured alloys. Andrew is a leading expert in microstructural characterisation, particularly advanced atom probe analysis techniques, and continues to hold a fractional appointment at USyd.

Hilmer Building (E10) UNSW Sydney NSW 2052 Australia

2018: BigMax call for participation project grant, Max Planck Society (Germany)  €176,800

2017: recipient of the Humboldt Research Fellowship for postdoctoral researchers for two years of research funding. Host institution: Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung (Germany)

atom probe tomography, data mining, crystallography, engineering alloys, microstructural characterisation