Madeleine du Toit

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Madeleine du Toit

Professor, University of Wollongong

Madeleine du Toit joined the University of Wollongong as Professor in the School of Mechanical, Materials, Mechatronic and Biomedical Engineering in 2014, and currently serves as Associate Dean for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in the Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences.

She holds BEng, MEng and PhD degrees in Metallurgical Engineering, and a Masters degree in Welding Engineering. She is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers Australia, a qualified International Welding Engineer (IWE) and a Certified Materials Professional (CMatP) with Materials Australia.

Madeleine served as the President of the Council of the Southern African Institute of Welding (SAIW) from 2010 to 2014, and has been a Director of Weld Australia, Australia’s premier industry body for welding and joining, since 2015. She was elected Deputy Chair of the Board of Directors of Weld Australia in May 2023.

Madeleine established successful internationally accredited training programs for International Welding Engineers and International Welding Technologists in South Africa and in Australia, and currently facilitates the training of IWEs and IWTs in Australia in collaboration with Weld Australia.

Professional Qualifications

  • PhD degrees in Metallurgical Engineering
  • Masters in Welding Engineering
  • Masters of Engineering (Metallurgical)
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Metallurgical)
  • International Welding Engineer (IWE)


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