Professor Ivan Cole

Chief Investigator

Professor Ivan Cole is Enabling Capability Director for Advanced Manufacturing and Fabrication at RMIT and an academic in the School of Engineering where he has worked since December 2016. Prior to this he work at CSIRO for 25 years in a range of positions including Acting or Deputy Chief of Division and Chief Research Scientist.

  • PhD (Monash University- Materials Eng ) 1986, Bsc Hons (Physics and Physical Metallurgy) 1981 Melbourne University
  • Research Interests
    • Additive manufacturing and other advanced metal fabrication processes
    • Surface Finish, passivation and corrosion and corrosion inhibitors
    • Nano structures and nano-sensing
    • Modelling of materials and life prediction of materials
  • Recent Research Projects
    • Prediction of microclimate in aircraft
    • Rapid discovery of new corrosion inhibitors for steel and galvanised steel
    • New nano-sensors for water quality
  • Recent Awards
    • CSIRO Lifetime Achievement Award 2016
    • Best Paper in NACE Corrosion – 2013
    • CMSE Chief Award For Science 2012
    • Kruger Visiting Chair , University of Virginia –School of Material Science, 2011
  • Recent Plenary Addresses
    • Cole I.,  International,  Corrosion Conference,  2016, Prague
    • Cole, I., New Paradigm in design of corrosion resistant metals- APCCC Taiwan, 2012-
    • Cole, I., Combining Geographical Information Systems and Multi-Scale Modelling to predict service life,13Th  International Conference on Durability  of Building Materials , Brazil September 2014,
    • Cole , I.,Nineteenth National Conference on Corrosion Control (19th NCCC)  5-7th December 2018,  Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India.
    • Chinese Academy of Engineering 2018’International Forum on Materials and Testing, Beijing, 16-18 Oct
  • List of Publications
  • Memberships
    • Australasian Corrosion Association member
    • Materials Australia[Victorian Branch Vice-President ]
    • CIB W80
    • ANFF Victoria Division Steering Committee
    • European Corrosion Society


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