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Nick Birbilis

Nick Birbilis

Head, Materials Science and Engineering
+61 3 990 54919
Room 109, Building 69, Clayton Campus
B.Eng (Hons.), Monash, 2001. Ph.D, Monash, 2004. GCHE, Monash, 2010
ARC Australian Research Fellow

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 - Corrosion of High Entropy Alloys and metallic glasses - Gradient structures - Corrosion resistant coatings and claddings

- 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:

  • ENG1051
  • MTE4595
  • MTE4571
  • MTE3541



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

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