Associate Professor Colin Hall

Chief Investigator

Industry Associate Professor Colin Hall is a researcher at the Future Industries Institute at the University of South Australia. With nine years in industry and 15 years in academia in the area of surface engineering via vacuum processes.

  • PhD Material Science (2014), BSc Applied Physics (1994)
  • Research interests:
    • Decorative and protective coatings from 2 nm to 2 cm in thickness
    • Tribology
    • Scale up, tech transfer and commercialisation of research
  • Recent research project examples:
    • Wear resistant coatings for ground engaging mining tools with LaserBond
    • Electromagnetic transparent coatings for radar applications
    • Decorative coatings for the automotive industry
  • Recent awards:
    • 2016 Prime Ministers Prize for New Innovators
  • Leaders Institute of South Australia – Dennis Mutton Medal 2016
  • UniSA – ITEE Division’s Early Career Researcher Award 2016
  • Link to Publications
  • Memberships:
    • Materials Australia (SA branch President)
    • Society of Vacuum Coatings
    • American Vacuum Society
    • Australian Institute of Company Directors

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