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Collaborative program

1. CIPAR at the University of Newcastle, NSW

Professor Robert Melchers, ARC fellow

Projects:

  • The Influence of Microorganisms in Atmospheric Corrosion
  • The Long Term Marine Corrosion of Metals and Alloys

2. ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science, Deakin University

Professor Maria Forsyth, Australian Laureate Fellow

Projects:

  • The influence of bacteria on under-deposit corrosion (PhD research)
  • Microbiologically influenced corrosion of steel in seawater

3. Curtin University, Biosciences research precinct (Assoc. Prof Elizabeth Watkin)

Project: Application of Biomolecular Technologies to Investigate Biofilm Processes on Steel Materials (PhD research)

4. WA Museums Fremantle & Maritime Heritage

Dr. Ian MacLeod, Conservation Scientist, Senior Museum Manager

Project: Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion: An unprecedented look into the microbial and corrosion processes at the wrecks of the historical warships HMAS Sydney II and HSK Kormoran

5. Curtin University, School of Petroleum Engineering

Assoc. Prof. Stefan Iglauer and Prof. Agmed Barifcani

Project: Application of Electrochemical noise to study localized corrosion in the presence of deposits and biofilms

6. Curtin University, School of Mines

Dr. Chris Aldrich. Chair, Process Systems Engineering, Western Australian School of Mines

Project: Application of Electrochemical noise to study localized corrosion in the presence of deposits and biofilms.

7. Delft University of Technology (Netherlands)

Assistant Professor Dessi Koleva

Project: Understanding microbiologically-induced corrosion (MIC) in seawater and its control through cathodic polarization

8. Universidad de Santander (UDES) (Bucaramanga, Colombia)

Dr. German Zafra, Research Fellow

Project: The application of molecular technologies to study MIC