Professor Matthew Barnett designs materials. He also creates knowledge and models to facilitate the use of materials in digital design. He is a Metallurgical Engineer and obtained his engineering degree with first-class honours at RMIT, which was followed by a PhD at McGill University in Canada. He joined Deakin University in 1999 after 5 years as a research engineer with BHP Steel. He has held an ARC QEII Fellowship and an ARC Future Fellowship and currently leads the ARC mineAlloy Training Centre and Deakin’s Institute for Frontier Materials. His main goal is to facilitate the re-design of materials for a circular economy.