Deakin Research

Institute for Frontier Materials


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.

Outstanding research honoured

Professor Maria Forsyth wins Corrosion Medal.

Corrosion Research

Our Research

The Deakin Corrosion Research Centre has expertise in:

  • Engineering research solutions to corrosion.
  • Materials testing in simulated environmental conditions.
  • Corrosion inhibitors and protective coatings.
  • Corrosion monitoring and prediction.
  • Applied electrochemistry and cathodic protection.
  • Metallurgy (including fatigue and fracture analysis).
  • Materials engineering, composites, structural polymers and coatings.
  • Stress corrosion cracking and new alloys development.

We are currently focusing our expertise on projects in the following areas:

  • Corrosion, infrastructure reliability and durability.
  • Materials selection for corrosion control (e.g. protective coatings for underground pipeline and metals or alloys for desalination plants).
  • Pipeline corrosion and prevention Energy Pipeline CRC.
  • Carbon dioxide corrosion and inhibition (e.g. corrosion inhibitors in oil and gas production environments).
  • Biocorrosion and microbiologically induced corrosion (MIC).
  • Light metals and reactive metals coatings and inhibitors.

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23rd January 2014