ITTC Proposal – Corrosion Prevention

Rusty Gears

Dear colleagues, 

Join a network of Australia’s leading scientists in corrosion, materials, engineering and computational science in their effort to quantify, address and minimize the impact of corrosion and materials degradation in Australia’s economy through a new Industrial Transformation Training Centre (ITTC) for Corrosion Prevention.

The ITTC for Corrosion Prevention, jointly funded by the Australian Government through the Australian Research Council will provide a unique opportunity to develop strategic and enduring partnerships between research organisations and industry to mitigate the ongoing impact and cost of corrosion on industry assets, community infrastructures and the Australian economy. The ITTC will strengthen and expand the current world-leading capabilities in corrosion research in Australia, consolidating the nation at the forefront of corrosion science and engineering.

Why an ITTC for Corrosion Prevention?

The impact of corrosion on our economy is severe, with an estimated annual cost of 3.4% of Australia’s GDP. Corrosion affects our everyday lives across industries, public places and households and it is well known that inadequate corrosion management can have significant health, environmental and economic consequences.

The proposed ITTC aims to bring together leading national and international organisations and industry partners, with the support of the Australian Research Council, to address specific corrosion issues and employ innovative solutions across various industry sectors, including, e.g., oil and gas, mining, defence, biomedical, chemical processing and manufacturing.

The ITTC for Corrosion Prevention will also provide academic and industry training programs for PhD students and post-doctoral research fellows through their placement in partner industry organisations, fostering knowledge transfer from academia to industry and deployment of cutting edge technologies.

Research Themes

  • Mechanically Assisted Corrosion
  • Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion
  • Corrosion Under Insulation
  • Atmospheric Corrosion
  • Corrosion Protection (Coatings and Chemical Inhibition)
  • Machine Learning for Integrity Management
  • Corrosion Monitoring

Important Dates

- Deadline Expression of Interest: Friday, December 6th.
- Anticipated ARC Announcement: Q2, 2020.



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