Materials scientists study the properties and uses of materials such as non-metallic minerals and polymers and advise on the technical aspects of their manufacture and processing. Materials scientists work in a wide range of manufacturing industries, including those concerned with the processing of minerals, plastics, rubbers, ceramics, paper, electronic devices and packaging.
Materials scientists may…
Materials scientists may specialise in metals, non-metallic minerals such as clay, cement and concrete products, and polymers, plastics or composites.
Materials scientists frequently work closely with other professionals, pooling expertise on particular projects. They may work in production plants, in offices and outdoors. There is also the possibility for experienced materials scientists to become self-employed consultants.
To become a materials scientist, you usually have to complete a Degree.
Graduates may be eligible for membership of the Association of Professional Engineers, Scientists and Managers, Australia and-or The Institute of Materials Engineering Australasia Ltd.
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