David Young is an Emeritus Professor in the School of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of New South Wales.
His most significant research contributions are in the field of high temperature alloy-gas interactions. His current work includes fundamental studies of metal dusting reactions and of water vapour effects on oxidation. The work has led to two books, 6 patents and about 200 international journal papers.
He has been a member of the Board, CRC for Coal in Sustainable Development and his book on “High temperature oxidation and corrosion” (Elsevier, Amsterdam, 2008) provides a summary and review of much of the research on high temperature materials carried out in the School over the past two decades.