ALS Industrial Pty Ltd, Australia
Arthur Austin obtained a Bachelor of Applied Science (Microbiology Strand) from the Queensland Institute of Technology (later to become The Queensland University of Technology) in 1970 and is a member of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute. With over 40 years in the industry ranging from a Coatings Chemist, through Power Station Chemist to Consulting Applied Scientist, Arthur has extensive experience in corrosion and coating issues and related failure analysis through a wide range of Australian industries as well as design and preparation of coating specifications. Arthur maintains an active interest in the corrosion related aspects of all materials from concrete, through polymers, to concrete and maintains an active role as a member of The Australasian Corrosion Association Inc. where he is the ACA Standards Officer and an accredited ACA Corrosion Technologist.
Dr Fikry Barouky
Anti Corrosion Technology, Australia
Fikry is the Founder and the Principal Corrosion Consultant of Anti Corrosion Technology, provides sustainable solutions in corrosion control to the major industries in Australia and Overseas. Dr Barouky is currently the chairman of the “Petroleum & Chemical Process Industries Technical Group” of the Australasian Corrosion Association (ACA) in Australia.
36 years of experience in material engineering and corrosion control was gained as a professional and senior engineer with the key Oil & Gas operations, Power Generation, Water Industries, and Mining nationally and internationally.
He has BSc in Mechanical Engineering in 1971, a post graduate diploma in Metallurgy and Steel Making in 1973. He received his PhD in Material Engineering and Corrosion Science in 1998.
He worked with the world largest Oil & Gas producer as engineering consultant to provide technical supports for onshore and offshore operations, coordinating laboratory and field test programs to prequalify and approve products and services. As the chairman of the engineering standard committee for 10 years, he developed and introduced new technologies, innovative solutions, engineering products, specifications, work procedures focusing on enhancing the cost of corrosion and the service life expectancy of the production and transportation pipelines.
He is a key member in many professional engineering associations and international standard organizations. He has more than 36 technical papers published in international conferences, 5 technology researches issued in technical journals, and 3 registered joint patents.
Prof Graeme George
Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Professor Graeme George has had 35 years experience in studying the properties and performance of polymers and coatings particularly when used in hostile environments. Prior to becoming an academic at the University of Queensland and Queensland University of Technology (QUT) he was Head of Polymer Research at Materials Research Laboratories (MRL) in the Defence Science and Technology Organization in Melbourne. At QUT he became Head of the School of Chemistry and then Executive Dean of Science, while still maintaining his research laboratory and acting as a consultant to over 80 companies, government authorities and the courts in the area of materials’ failure and forensic analysis. This research has produced over 200 refereed journal articles, book chapters and conference presentations at an international level. In this period he was awarded the Applied Research Medal and the Polymer Medal of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute and was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia. He is presently a Program Leader in the national Co-operative Research Centre for Polymers with several projects on the environmental performance and lifetime prediction of polymers. He has been on the Editorial Boards of six international polymer journals and is Editor, General Degradation for Polymer Degradation and Stability.
Prof Srdjan Nesic
Ohio University, USA
Dr. Srdjan Nesic is a Russ Professor of Chemical Engineering at the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Ohio University in Athens, OH, USA. Since 2002 he has served as the Director of the Institute for Corrosion and Multiphase Flow Technology at the same university, which is one of the largest such research institutions of the kind. In his academic career, Dr. Nesic has advised over 50 MS and PhD students. He has published extensively in the field of corrosion including more than 10 articles in books, some of which are in the best known corrosion handbooks such as: Uhlig's Corrosion Handbook and Shriers's Corrosion, covering acid gas corrosion and erosion corrosion. He is the author of more than 70 peer reviewed journal papers, over 100 conference papers and 150 scientific reports in the field of corrosion. His publications have received over 1200 citations. He also serves on the Editorial Board of the NACE Corrosion Journal and the SPE Journal. Dr. Nesic is the recipient of numerous awards and honors such as the Best Paper award in the Corrosion Journal for 2011, H.H. Uhlig Award from NACE in 2007 and Bengough award for best paper in the British Corrosion Journal in 1998. Dr. Nesic has chaired many sessions at international conferences and has delivered numerous keynote and plenary lectures. He has extensively consulted for the industry, including some of the major litigation cases related to corrosion.
Tinnea & Associates, LLC, USA
Jack Tinnea is the President of Tinnea & Associates, LLC located in Seattle, Washington in the United States. Jack has over 35 years’ experience in the control of the corrosion of embedded metals in concrete and marine corrosion. His introduction to the area occurred in the early 1970s when after graduating in chemistry, he was hired by the Civil Engineering Department of his alma mater, the University of Illinois, to research cement hydration chemistry and corrosion. His commercial and public work includes the application of impressed current cathodic protection (ICCP) and sacrificial (SACP) systems to protect millions of square feet of reinforced concrete and steel structures in environments ranging from arctic to the new Panama Canal currently under construction. Jack has published numerous articles on corrosion and concrete in periodicals ranging from the Journal of the American Ceramic Society to NACE International’s Materials Performance and Corrosion Journal. Jack was also the principal author for the chapter “Highways and Bridges” that was published in 2006 as part of ASM International’s Metals Handbook Volume 13C – Corrosion. Jack received the NACE Western Area Engineer of the Year Award in 2004, and the NACE International Distinguished Service Award in 2002.
Prof Frank Witte
Hannover Medical School, Germany
Dr. Frank Witte is an Associate Professor for Experimental Medicine (Orthopedics) at Hannover Medical School. He also keeps an Adjunct Professorship for Bioengineering at University of Pittsburgh and University of North Carolina A&T State. Furthermore, Dr. Witte is the Director of Biomaterial Research in the Laboratory for Biomechanics and Biomaterials and is also leading the Research Group on Implant Immunology at CrossBIT at the Hannover Medical School. Dr. Witte graduated from Medical School in 2000 and completed his PhD thesis in 2001. Since then he became a living Scholar in Biodegradable Metals through his numerous publications especially on the in-vivo performance of biodegradable implants. Dr Witte is the co-founder of the International Symposium on Biodegradable Metals and he has been guest editor of three special issues on Biodegradable Metals in Acta Biomaterialia and Materials Science and Engineering. His recent activities at regulatory agencies (US-FDA, DIN) and standardization organizations (ASTM, ISO and DIN) are addressing new standards for testing biodegradable metals as implant materials.