• Wednesday, April 28, 2021
    5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

The ACA VIC Branch invites anyone with an interest in corrosion to join us for our free upcoming webinar – Corrosion Case Studies – that will see our guest speakers discussing examples of real-world corrosion problems in a wide variety of fields. This will be a great chance to hear about the issues that corrosion can cause, why they have come about and how they can be solved. Our featured case studies include Scott Wade (Swinburne) presenting on Failures in Water Infrastructure exemplified in the Flint Water Crisis, Pat Rajeev (Swinburne) discussing Corrosion of Light Poles and Wayne Neil (Defence Science and Technology Group) presenting some Forensic Investigations carried out by the DST team.


Scott Wade – Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering (Swinburne University of Technology)

Failures in Water Infrastructure

Scott will join us to discuss the Flint Water Crisis, which involved a city in Michigan (USA) trying to save money on water supply costs but led to major health and infrastructure problems costing hundreds of millions of dollars.

Scott joined Swinburne University of Technology in 2009 where he is an Associate Professor and the Program Coordinator of the Biomedical Engineering degree. He graduated in 1994 from Victoria University of Technology with a BSc (Hons.) in applied physics and was awarded a PhD from Victoria University of Technology in 2001 for research on optical fibre based temperature sensors. Prior to joining Swinburne University he held research positions at a number of universities in the UK and Australia where he worked on applied research including the development of sensing techniques and corrosion studies. He is leading a research team investigating various aspects of corrosion, including microbially influenced corrosion, accelerated low water corrosion, corrosion sensing and anti-corrosion/fouling coatings.


Pat Rajeev – Associate Professor, Department of Civil & Construction Engineering (Swinburne University of Technology)

Corrosion of Light Poles

Pat’s case study will focus on the corrosion of light poles, such as the one featured in the event image.

Pat Rajeev joined the Department of Civil and Construction Engineering at Swinburne University of Technology (SUT) as a Senior Lecturer in November 2013. Prior to joining SUT, he worked as a research fellow at Monash University from 2009 to 2013. His work at Monash focused in the areas of failure management of pipeline (both onshore and offshore), numerical modelling of pipe-soil interaction, and sensor technology for pipeline monitoring.




Dr Wayne Neil – Corrosion Scientist (Department of Defence in the Defence Science and Technology Group)

Defence Science & Technology Group Forensic Investigations

Dr Wayne Neil is a corrosion scientist with the Department of Defence in the Defence Science and Technology Group. His research interests include microbiologically influenced corrosion; corrosion of marine alloys including marine-grade aluminium, copper-nickel, stainless steels and high strength steels; environmentally-friendly corrosion inhibitors; and corrosion of magnesium alloys.


Our Branch Partners

The ACA’s VIC Branch would like to thank our Annual Branch Partners for their ongoing support of our members and our activities.

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