Deakin Research

Institute for Frontier Materials

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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.

Novel sensor to detect pipeline corrosion

A new corrosion sensor developed by IFM researchers offers a way to prevent dangerous corrosion in underground pipelines.

Contact us

Dr Timothy Khoo

Strategy and Industry Engagement

Phone:

+61 (3) 924 46795

Email:

timothy.khoo@deakin.edu.au

Davi Abreu

Research Engineer
Energy Pipeline CRC Coatings

Email:

davi.abreu@deakin.edu.au

Biocorrosion and Degradation

Biocorrosion is a relatively new and poorly understood area of research. With our aging population, key advances in medical technology have allowed the use of materials as implants and stents. Our Centre focuses on the development of biomaterials and generating new knowledge about the corrosion of materials in a physiological environment.

Current projects focus extensively on magnesium and titanium alloys, and their use as scaffolds, coronary stents and medical implants. Our research in biomedical applications also includes the study of nano-surfacing of metals and alloys, surface functionalisation, shape memory alloys and the biodegradation and reinforcement of biocompatible alloys and composites.

Advances in understanding how these metals and their alloys corrode and behave within the body can aid in the development of novel biodegradable implants that incorporate drug delivery systems and self-corrosion and absorption into the body, and eliminating their need for surgical removal.

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

23rd January 2014