Christopher Hutchinson is a Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. He obtained his PhD from the University of Virginia, USA, and after several post-doctoral years in Grenoble, France, joined Monash University. His research emphases the manipulation of the chemistry and processing of engineering alloys to create new alloy structures that exhibit improved combinations of mechanical properties such as strength, elongation, impact, wear and fatigue etc. Solid-state phase transformations is a core component of his work. Approximately half of his research is conducted in collaboration with industry and half funded by fundamental research agencies such as the Australian Research Council (ARC). Professor Hutchinson was a recipient of an ARC Future Fellowship, was a Chief Investigator in the ARC Centre of Excellence for Design in Light Metals and is currently a Chief Investigator in the ARC Industry Transformation Training Centre in Alloy Innovation for Mining Efficiency. He is an Editor for Acta and Scripta Materialia.