IFM researchers are developing new solutions to address corrosion and durability of infrastructure.
We work in the construction industry (roads, rail, tunnels, bridges and buildings). Another major area of research is developing better materials (eg concrete mixes) to promote greater durability and/or improved sustainability.
In the area of corrosion prevention, we work with desalination and water infrastructure, oil and gas refining and production, defence and aerospace, mining and power industries. Major areas of research are corrosion monitoring and prevention, bio-corrosion, and coatings and inhibitors for surfaces and interfaces. Some of this work is carried out as part of the Future Fuels Cooperative Research Centre.