Will Gates

Dr Will Gates is an internationally recognised clay mineralogist and physical chemist with 19 years’ experience in applications to clay minerals, cements and other poorly crystalline materials.

He joined the Institute for Frontier Materials at Deakin University in 2016 to work with Professor Frank Collins. For the past 10 years Will worked at Monash University in the Department of Civil Engineering in engineered barrier research while also operating a part-time consultancy in bentonite technologies. In his new role he is developing new collaborations as well as continuing active collaborations with researchers from Monash University, Niels Bohr Institute (Denmark) and ANSTO.