Dr Andrew Ang

Chief Investigator

Dr Andrew Ang is a senior research engineer within the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology at Swinburne University of Technology, where he has worked since 2009. Andrew has a strong commitment to pathways for the efficient manufacture of industrial products demonstrated through his research activities and his numerous industrial collaborations, in particular the defence maintenance, repair and operations sector.

  • PhD (Swinburne University of Technology) 2014, BEng (National University of Singapore), 2006
  • Research interests:
    • Thermal Spray and Laser coatings
    • Surface engineering
    • Nanostructured Materials
    • Materials Characterisation
    • Additive and Near Net Shape Manufacturing
  • Recent research project examples:
    • Field trial and performance evaluation of protective coatings against biofouling and corrosion used in marine hydraulic application
    • Investigating kinetic spray technology for 3D printed parts
    • Development of thermal protective coatings for CFRPs
    • Manufacturing of new generation antimicrobial coatings for hard implants.
    • Fabrication of functional and novel coating via thermal spray such as high entropy alloy coatings and boride-based coatings
  • Recent awards:
    • 2018, National, Fresh Science Award Victoria, National competition
    • 2018, Faculty, ECR Award (commendation), Swinburne University of Technology
    • 2017, National, DMTC Early Career Researcher Award, Defence Material Technology Centre
    • 2016, National, DMTC Industry Partnership Award, Defence Material Technology Centre2
    • 2009, International, International Thermal Spray Association Scholarship Award, ITSA
    • 2006, National, NUS Students Achievement Award, National University of Singapore
    • 2005, National, Faculty of Engineering Colours Award (Silver), National University of Singapore

Link to Publications

  • Memberships:
    • Australian Ceramic Society, Federal Council member
    • ASM International-Thermal Spray Society (ASM TSS) committee member for Accepted Practices
    • Associate-Editor of Journal of Thermal Spray Technology. ‘Best Paper Judging Panel’ since 2016
    • Materials Australia, Certified Materials Professional.
    • Engineers Australia, Member of Mechanical College.
    • Organising committee of the Combined Australian Material Society (2016 and 2018. Appointed as co-chair for 2020)


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