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Associate Professor Scott Wade

Associate Professor
PhD, Victoria University, Australia; BSc (Hons), Victoria University, Australia

Biography

Scott joined Swinburne University of Technology in 2009 and is an Associate Professor in Biomedical Engineering. 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 microbiologically influenced corrosion, accelerated low water corrosion and corrosion sensing. His research has involved collaboration with leading industrial, government and academic institutions, and has been widely published. Further details of his current research themes are provided below. The research is associated with the BioEngineering Research Group at Swinburne.

Research interests

Ocean and Coastal Engineering; Biointerface Engineering; Materials Characterisation; Microbially Influenced Corrosion

PhD candidate and honours supervision

Higher degrees by research

Accredited to supervise Masters & Doctoral students as Principal Supervisor.

PhD topics and outlines

Accelerated Low Water Corrosion: Accelerated low water corrosion (ALWC) refers to the rapid corrosion of metallic structures that can occur at the low water tide level due to microbial processes: Topics for PhD studies include: development of ALWC probability/diagnosis techniques metal dependence on ALWC identification of microbial communities involved in ALWC

Advanced metallic coatings for biofouling and corrosion control: Many critical components and structures used in the harsh marine environment suffer from failures due to biofouling and corrosion. We have been working with key industry partners to develop advanced metallic coatings to minimise biofouling and corrosion issues.

Microbiologically influenced corrosion: Microbiologically influenced corrosion (MIC) describes the changes to corrosion that can occur as result of the presence of microbes. Topics for PhD studies include: studies of different metals types and how they influence MIC looking at different types of microbes involved in MIC the development of standardised laboratory and field MIC testing procedures

Fields of Research

  • Materials Engineering - 091200
  • Optical Physics - 020500

Teaching areas

Health Technology Assessment;Non-ionising radiation effects/Bioelectromagnetics

Awards

  • 2017, National, National Defence Industry Innovation Award, Highly Commended, Maritime Australia Limited
  • 2016, Other, Research Collaboration Award, Defence Materials Technology Centre
  • 2016, National, David Whitby Best Review Paper Award, Australasian Corrosion Association
  • 2015, Other, Project Leadership Award, Defence Materials Technology Centre

Publications

Also published as: Wade, Scott; Wade, S.; Wade, S. A.; Wade, Scott A.
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Recent research grants awarded

  • 2019: ARC Training Centre in Surface Engineering for Advanced Materials *; ARC Industrial Transformation Training Centres
  • 2019: Supersonic 3D Deposition (SP3D) Printed Parts for Digital Shipyard *; Defence Science Institute Collaborative Research Grants
  • 2018: Understanding Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion on Naval Platforms *; Defence Science Technology Group - Research Contract
  • 2017: Corrosion Prognostics Health Monitoring *; DMTC
  • 2017: Field trial of prototype hydraulic actuator incorporating HVOF coating technology *; DMTC
  • 2016: Oxygen Dependence of Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion with Sulfate Reducing Bacteria *; Defence Science Technology Group - Research Contract
  • 2015: Biofouling and corrosion performance evaluation of carbide-based HVOF coatings - Project 9.09 *; DMTC
  • 2015: Carbide-based HVOF coatings for hydraulic components - Project 2.14 *; DMTC
  • 2015: Corrosion scoping study - Project 9.07 *; DMTC
  • 2015: FBG Fabrication Facility - Equipment Loan Agreement *; Defence Science and Technology Organisation
  • 2015: Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion Performance of Candidate Piping Materials *; Defence Science and Technology Organisation
  • 2014: High Velocity Oxygen Fuel carbide based coating for marine corrosion - Project 2.10 *; DMTC - High Velocity Oxygen Fuel Contract
  • 2014: Investigating the short term biofouling characteristics of HVOF carbide-based coatings - Project 2.13 *; DMTC - High Velocity Oxygen Fuel Contract
  • 2012: AVS 59th International Symposium and Exhibition, and Meetings on Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion *; Office of Naval Research
  • 2012: Corrosivity of Australian Naval Bases *; DMTC
  • 2011: Distributed Fibre Optic Paint Degradation Sensor *; DMTC Strategic projects

* Chief Investigator