Christopher Hutchinson is a Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Monash University, in Melbourne, Australia. He joined Monash in 2004 after a post-doctoral fellowship at the Grenoble Institute of Technology in France. He received his PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Virginia, USA in 2001. His research is focussed on physical and mechanical metallurgy and contains both experimental and modelling components. Christopher has a particular focus on solid state phase transformations in metals and alloys and mesoscale modelling of microstructure evolution and its link with mechanical response. He has published more than 100 peer-reviewed publications and several book chapters and review articles. He has received a number of best paper awards and maintains strong interdisciplinary collaborations with the fields of Civil Engineering and Architecture.