The Steel Research Hub is excited to be extending its research capacity in the Innovative Coating Technologies program through a new collaboration with Nick Birbilis, Head of Materials Science and Engineering at Monash University.

Nick and his team at Monash, including Sebastian Thomas, Guilherme Sander Malab and Oumaima Gharbi, will be investigating surface treatment of Al-Zn-Mg metallic coatings, and will work closely with the teams at UOW of Yue Zhao, Sina Jamali and Thomas Jurak and BlueScope’s Abhishek Saxena, Joe Williams and Jason Hodges.  The Hub and Monash University have already been working closely together through the work of Zongyan Zhou in Chemical Engineering, so the addition of Nick Birbilis and his team to the Hub research program is a significant increase in expertise.