Microbially influenced corrosion (MIC) has been suggested to be responsible for up to 20% of all corrosion in aqueous systems. It can cause extremely rapid corrosion rates (e.g. localised corrosion rates of several mm/yr), is generally poorly understood and is very hard to diagnose and predict. This talk will cover some of the basics of MIC and then discuss some of the recent MIC research being undertaken at Swinburne University.
Associate Professor Scott Wade is the program coordinator of the biomedical engineering degree at Swinburne University, and a chief investigator in the ARC Training Centre in Surface Engineering for Advanced Materials (SEAM). His interest in MIC started ~15 years when working with Australian defence on issues of MIC experienced in navy platforms. His research includes studies of fundamental and applied aspects of corrosion in collaboration with leading researchers and industry partners. Scott leads a research team investigating various aspects of corrosion, including microbiologically influenced corrosion, accelerated low water corrosion, corrosion of novel materials and corrosion sensing. He is the co-author of more than 75+ scientific journal and 125+ conference publications and is a member of the Australasian Corrosion Association (Victorian Branch Senior vice-president), NACE and the International Biodeterioration and Biodegradation Society.
Dr Christiane Schulz will chair this SEAM Webinar. Dr Schulz is a researcher at the Future Industries Institute of University of South Australia, and a Chief Investigator with SEAM.
Associate Professor Scott Wade (SEAM, Swinburne University of Technology)
10 December 2020
2:30 pm (GMT+11)
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