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Deakin Research

Institute for Frontier Materials


Graphene coatings make steel corrosion-resistant

IFM researchers have grown graphene flakes directly onto stainless steel, improving the metal's resistance to corrosion.

New research to realise the sensor 'pipe dream'

A novel sensor is set to help extend the operational life of energy pipelines by decades.

Ion man receives Alfred Deakin Medal

Materials engineering researcher Anthony Somers has been awarded an Alfred Deakin Medal.

Arresting the corrosion factor

Deakin's new Corrosion Research Centre offers unique research access to Australia's critical infrastructure sectors.

Seeing a future in the pipeline

New National Facility for Pipelines Coating Assessment launched at Waurn Ponds.

Contact us

Dr Timothy Khoo

Strategy and Industry Engagement


+61 (3) 924 46795


Ivi Cicak

Research Engineer
Energy Pipeline CRC Coatings


Our Facilities

Our Facilities
The Deakin Corrosion Research Centre (DCRC) has exceptional research and testing facilities as a result of strong university support, Australian Research Council and Industry funding.

The Centre maintains a wide range of modern research equipment, which makes us uniquely qualified to conduct innovative corrosion and materials research. Additionally, the Centre houses the National Facility for Pipeline Coating Assessment, supported by the Energy Pipeline CRC, and offers a comprehensive suite of test equipment for coatings and surface specific research.

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Deakin University acknowledges the traditional land owners of present campus sites.

27th February 2015