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Department of Materials Engineering
Nick Birbilis

Nick Birbilis

Head, Materials Engineering
nick.birbilis@monash.edu
Phone:
+61 3 990 54919
Office:
Room 109, Building 69, Clayton Campus
Qualification:
B.Eng (Hons.), Monash, 2001. Ph.D, Monash, 2004. GCHE, Monash, 2010
Description/Interests:
ARC Australian Research Fellow

- 2014 Fellow. NACE (USA)

- 2013 Victorian Tall Poppy Award (AIPS)

- 2012 VC's Award for Excellence in Research by an Early Career Researcher

- 2012 H.H. Uhlig Award, NACE, U.S.A.

- 2012 Deans Early Career Researcher Award, Monash University.

- 2010 Monash Research Accelerator Award.

- 2007 Electrochimica Acta Award, ISE, Switzerland.

- 2007 Australia-China Fellowship. DEST (Australia) & MOST (China).

- 2003 AmaC Corrosion Research Award, ACA, Australia.

- 2003 Harvey Herro Award in Applied Corrosion Technology. NACE, U.S.A.

- 2000 Austrim-Nylex Prize.

- 1999 ESSO Engineering Award.

Teaching Commitments:

  • MTE4595
  • MTE3547
  • MTE3544
  • MTE3541

Publications:

Editorial:

  • Electrochimica Acta. Handling Editor, Corrosion.
  • CORROSION (N.A.C.E.)
  • Corrosion Engineering, Science and Technology
  • Journal of Testing and Evaluation (ASTM)
  • Corrosion Reviews

Professional Association:

ISE, ACA, NACE, ECS, TMS

Research Interests:

  • Dr. Birbilis' research interests include the broad areas of corrosion and corrosion control. Current focus is centred on microstructure-corrosion relationships, exploring the metallurgical factors that dictate localised corrosion initiation and propagation. Interests lie in the areas of:
  • -Advanced electrochemical analysis, including electrochemical AFM/STM and transient techniques
  • -Kinetic stability of heterogeneous materials, such as aerospace alloys
  • -Fundamental characterisation of corrosion processes on the nano/micro-scale, employing high resolution microscopy
  • -Development of corrosion resistant light alloys
  • -Gradient structures
  • -Corrosion resistant coatings and claddings