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Deakin's new Corrosion Research Centre offers unique research access to Australia's critical infrastructure sectors.
New National Facility for Pipelines Coating Assessment launched at Waurn Ponds.
A new corrosion sensor developed by IFM researchers offers a way to prevent dangerous corrosion in underground pipelines.
Professor Maria Forsyth wins Corrosion Medal.
Dr Timothy Khoo
Strategy and Industry Engagement
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Surface modification of complex substrates is a continuing challenge for the development of new reactive coatings and non-fouling surfaces.
The Corrosion Research Centre has a strong focus on the forming of durable superhydrophobic/superoleophobic coatings from water media through assembly of low surface energy substances. It includes synthesising functional chemicals and characterising the underwater assembly behaviour and the ability to form superhydrophobic/superoleophobic surfaces.
Such coatings can be applied to a variety of materials to enhance corrosion protection. Our team has innovatively developed a new concept of using elastomeric nanocomposites to improve the durability of such coatings and more recently, we have also developed self-healing and reactive self-assembly of coatings with the addition of reactive polymer groups.
These coatings possess improved strength and durability through cross-linking, as well as having the added ability of being funcationalised for enhanced inhibition.
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