Deakin Research

Institute for Frontier Materials

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Corrosion Research Centre

corrosion lab
   

Corrosion research at Deakin University targets desalination and water infrastructure, oil and gas refining and production, defence and aerospace, mining and power industries.

Expertise

  • 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/ coatings
  • Stress corrosion cracking & new alloys development

 

Linkages

Energy Pipeline Cooperative Research Centre  (EPCRC)
ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science
National Centre of Excellence in Desalination (NCEDA)

Facilities

  • National Facility for Pipeline Coating Assessment
  • Reactor /autoclave for corrosion testing in high temperature / high pressure / highly corrosive environments
  • Electrochemical facilities for general and localised corrosion testing and research including potentiostats, scanning probes and array electrode systems
  • Surface characterisation equipment including scanning electron microscopes, optical profilometry, ATR-FTIR spectroscopy
  • Testing facilities for various mechanical tests
  • Heat treatment and surface engineering

Focus areas

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

Contacts

Dr Timothy Khoo
Mr Davi Abreu

 

 

 

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

26th August 2013