Distinguished Professor Christopher Berndt


Distinguished Professor Chris Berndt is an academic within the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology at Swinburne University of Technology, where he has worked since 2007.

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  • DEng (Monash University) 2014, PhD (Monash University) 1981, BAppSc (Hons, South Australian Institute of Technology) 1976.
  • Research interests:
    • Thermal spray coatings (wear, biomaterials, corrosion, thermal barrier etc.)
    • Mechanical testing of materials (hardness, engineering property measurements, etc.)
    • Microstructural quantification (crack networks, porosity, phase distribution etc.)
  • Recent research project examples:
    • Surface Engineering for Advanced Materials (SEAM)
    • Field trial of prototype hydraulic actuator incorporating HVOF coating technology
    • Benchmarking of Kinetic Fusion technology 3D printed parts
    • Development of metal deposition processes for refurbishment of hydraulic components
    • Aerospace Materials for Extreme Environment
  • Recent awards:
    • 2018 Honorary Life Member of the Australian Ceramic Society
    • 2018 Engineering Executive (IEAust)
  • Link to Publications
  • Memberships:
    • Alpha Sigma Mu (ΑΣΜ, The Materials Engineering Honor Society), Fellow
    • American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Fellow
    • American Welding Society (USA)
    • ASM International, Fellow
    • Australian Ceramic Society, Fellow
    • Australian Institution of Engineers, Fellow
    • Indian Institute of Metals (India)
    • Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (UK), Fellow
    • Materials Research Society (USA)
    • Society of Materials and Mechanical Engineers (India)
  • Professional qualifications:
    • Chartered Engineer (UK)
    • Chartered Professional Engineer (Australia)
    • National Engineering Register (Australia)
    • Asia Pacific Economic Co-operation Engineer
    • International Professional Engineer (Australia


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