DMTC hosts corrosion seminar in Melbourne

A seminar on studies of corrosion with synchrotron x-rays will be held tomorrow at Swinburne University of Technology’s Hawthorn Campus in Melbourne at 4pm.

The seminar will be presented by Dr Alison Davenport, who is a Reader in Corrosion Science at the School of Metallurgy and Materials, University of Birmingham, UK in room EN101 in the Engineering building (on Thursday, 12 November  2009).

It is part of a seminar series organised by the Defence Materials Technology Centre (DMTC) as an initiative of its Education Program.

Dr Davenport obtained a BA and PhD in Metallurgy and Materials at the University of Cambridge, and then went to Brookhaven National Laboratory, USA, where she used synchrotron radiation techniques to study passive films in situ. 

After a brief spell at the University of Manchester, she moved to Birmingham, where she pursues research in two main areas: the effect of microstructure on localised corrosion, with particular interest in aluminium alloys (including friction stir welding of aerospace and marine alloys), and synchrotron x-ray methods for the study of localised corrosion, including imaging (fast radiography and tomography), spectroscopy and diffraction, investigating stainless steel, aluminium and magnesium.

Posted by DMTC on November 11th, 2009