- Prof. Brian Kinsella and Dr. Laura Machuca from the Curtin Corrosion Centre have been invited as Plenary Lecturers at the Australasian Corrosion Association Conference 2018, November 2018.
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- New Master of Corrosion Engineering course available – Applications for Semester 1, 2018 open August 10.
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- Dr Kod Pojtanabuntoeng’s NACE trip and BerkeleyKod gave 2 presentations on Top of the Line Corrosion (TLC) and Corrosion Under Insulation (CUI) at NACE 2017 in New Orleans, LA on 26th to 30th March. She also spent 2 weeks at UC Berkeley working with Prof.Digby MacDonald and Dr.Elmira Ghanbari…
- Curtin Corrosion Centre Director, Prof. Brian Kinsella was awarded the Corrosion Medal of the Australasian Corrosion Association in recognition for his extraordinary contribution to public education, corrosion research and mentoring.
- Eminent scientist Dr Digby Macdonald, Professor in Residence, Departments of Nuclear Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering, University of California, Berkley, visited the Curtin Corrosion Centre in November 2016 and gave a series of lectures on his Point Defect Model for localised corrosion of passive alloys.
Industrial Transformation Training Centre for Corrosion Prevention
The Industrial Transformation Training Centre (ITTC), jointly funded by the Australian Research Council (Australian Government), will provide a unique opportunity to develop strategic and enduring partnerships between research organisations and industry to mitigate the ongoing impact and cost of corrosion on industry assets, community infrastructures and the Australian economy. The ITTC will strengthen and expand the current world-leading capabilities in corrosion research in Australia, positioning the nation at the forefront of corrosion science and engineering.
Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion (MIC) PhD Scholarship
Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion (MIC) is a combination of microbial attachment and corrosion that accelerates deterioration and can lead to catastrophic failure of structures, costing billions of dollars a year. Chemical inhibition is often used to reduce the effects of MIC, however there is a need to develop safer and environmentally benign systems. A recent collaborative research project between Deakin University, Curtin University and Vrije Universiteit Brussel has been initiated to investigate the mechanisms of MIC (including biofilm formation) the behaviour of different bacteria and bacteria colonies on steel substrates in a marine environment as well as the design, synthesis and mechanistic characterisation of novel, dual active corrosion inhibitors. This project is multidisciplinary and will involve a team of researchers across chemistry, microbiology and materials engineering.
The PhD project at Curtin University will focus on studying the properties of complex, natural (multispecies) biofilms formed on steel surfaces in seawater and their relationship with corrosion and corrosion inhibition. It is expected that the student spend some time in the laboratories of collaborators at Deakin University and/or VUB in Brussels and there will opportunity to attend at least one international conference.
For further information, please contact Dr Laura Machuca Suarez.