Professor Prusty specialises in the field of nano, micro and macro-mechanics of composites. His interdisciplinary approach to composites research, extends from mechanics of materials through to the implementation of automated manufacturing technologies to complete composite structures/components and biomechanics application. He is the Centre Director of ARC Training Centre for Automated Manufacture of Advanced Composites (AMAC). His glittering 25+ years career has firmly established him as a pre-eminent founder, inventor, researcher and teacher.
Professor Prusty is the Director of Research and Bid Lead for the Sovereign Manufacturing Automation of Composites Cooperative Research Centre (SoMAC CRC), funded by the Commonwealth of Australia. SoMAC brings together 33 partnering organisations in a $250 million program, 10-year (2022-2032) strategy to build sovereign capability within the Australian composites industry. His multi-disciplined ability has seen him secure over 100 research grants, author over 300 referred articles, graduate 30 Higher Degree Researchers, patent an invention of Dental Composites and obtain multiple invention disclosures.
Professor Prusty’s teaching innovations include his novel web-based methods, such as the world’s first adaptive Massive Open Online Course on Engineering Mechanics, which has attracted global acclaim and recognition. In recognition of his teaching contributions, he has been recognised through multiple teaching excellence awards, including the “Australian Awards for University Teaching”, the “Australian Council of Engineering Deans Award for Engineering Education”, the “Australian Learning and Teaching Council Citation” and the “UNSW Vice-chancellor's Teaching” excellence awards.
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