It-Meng (Jim) Low gained his B.Eng. and Ph.D. degrees in materials engineering from Monash University, Australia. Then, he took up a Lecturer position, first at Auckland University, Auckland, New Zealand and, then, at Curtin University, Bentley, WA, Australia. He won the BHP, Nylex, and Alcoa prizes during his undergraduate years and was awarded a Monash Postgraduate Research Scholarship in 1983. He was awarded a Visiting Professorship by the Japanese Ministry of Education to work with Prof. Niihara at Osaka University in 1995/1996. He is a Fellow of the Australian Ceramic Society and serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Australian Ceramic Society. He is also the recipient of the prestigious 1996 Joint Australian Ceramic Society/Ceramic Society of Japan Ceramic Award for excellence in ceramics research. Prof. Low has edited 5 books and is the author of over 200 archival research papers. He is currently editing two books on MAX phases, one book on ceramic-matrix composites and another book on titanium dioxide. His published work on advanced ceramic systems has received in excess of 850 citations with an H-index of 12. He has also given several invited and keynote papers at international conferences. He has had extensive experience in supervising many Ph.D. students. He is the current WA Branch President and Federal Secretary of the Australian Ceramic Society. He serves as an OzReader (2007) and an international Reader (2010) for the Australian Research Council to review DP, LP, and FL proposals.
Biography Updated on 8 September 2012