Glenn Cassar received his B.Eng (Hons) degree in Engineering from the University of Malta in 2004. He then proceeded to work as a product design engineer with Methode Electronics Malta Ltd. During the same period he started collaborating with the University of Malta as a part-time lecturer preparing and delivering laboratory sessions and lecturing in the field of materials failure.
In 2006 Glenn joined the Department of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering at the University of Malta as an assistant lecturer and then in 2011 he received a PhD degree for his work related to the 'Improvement in the Tribological Characteristics of Titanium Alloys using Duplex Intensified Plasma Treatments', from The University of Sheffield (UK). For this work, he was awarded the 2011 Brunton Medal for Metallurgical Research.
Following his return to the University of Malta, Prof. Inġ. Cassar was promoted to senior lecturer, and subsequently to Associate Professor. He headed the Department of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering from 2015 to 2022, and was Deputy Dean to the Faculty of Engineering from 2018 to 2023. Furthermore, he is a member and facilitator of the Office for Professional Academic Development supporting UM academics in their academic development and teaching practices.
Prof. Inġ. Glenn Cassar's current research focuses on graphene-based nanomaterials, surface engineering and novel manufacturing processes for light metal alloys. He is currently leading the WAAMMS project (Wire Arc Additive Manufacturing of Magnesium for Satellites) and is a collaborator on several other externally funded research projects. He is involved in capital projects including the setting up of new state-of-the-art engineering through the EU-funded Transdisciplinary Research and Knowledge Exchange Complex (TRAKE).
Prof. Inġ. Glenn Cassar is a Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals & Mining, holds a local warrant to practice the engineering profession in Malta and is a Chartered Engineer (CEng) registered with the UK Engineering Council. He is routinely engaged as an engineering and materials expert advisor by government entities and local manufacturing industries.