Ludwig Wedemeyer

PhD Candidate
Swinburne University of Technology

Supervisors: Dr Rosalie Hocking (Swinburne) and Dr Andrew Ang (Swinburne)

Thesis title: Engineering Smart Self-Cleaning Coatings from Modified Ceramics

Ludwig is an Associate Researcher with SEAM. Ludwig has previously completed an Internship with SEAM, and in 2021 commenced a PhD research project in partnership with Lightning Protection International (LPI) and the Innovative Manufacturing CRC (IMCRC) to develop the next-generation of air terminals (also known as lightning protection devices). Ludwig will assist in the development of novel materials for LPI’s lightning protection devices that focus on the minimisation of corona discharge. Ludwig’s doctoral thesis will aim to produce novel coatings via atmospheric plasma spray (APS) and suspension plasma spray (SPS) thermal spray techniques. The coatings will have bespoke chemical and physical properties, such as high corrosion resistance and high catalytic activity.

Ludwig Wedemeyer holds a bachelor’s degree (majors in chemistry and biochemistry) with first class honours in chemistry from Swinburne University of Technology. He completed his honours thesis in 2020 with a thesis describing the characterisation of wettable and self-cleaning thermal sprayed coatings for steel. Ludwig has previously worked in petrochemical R&D and has experience in catalyst development, optimisation, demonstration and upscaling.



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