Advanced Alloys and Infrastructure Materials

IFM’s work on advanced alloys and infrastructure materials extends from fundamental to industrial scale. Our research is designed to increase profitability and competitiveness, extend product life and reduce energy consumption.

Advanced Alloys

Working with researchers in artificial intelligence, our team has created cutting-edge software that accelerates alloy design and optimises alloy processes, compared to traditional “trial and error” techniques.

The ARC Training Centre in Alloy Innovation for Mining Efficiency (mineAlloy), led by IFM, is training innovators to design the world’s best highly customised, long-life, wear-resistant components. Our research involves rapid development of customised alloys using 3D printing and novel characterisation.

Infrastructure Materials

In research on infrastructure materials, the IFM team is developing new solutions to address corrosion and durability.

In the area of corrosion prevention, IFM researchers are working with oil and gas industries, mining, defence and aerospace. 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.

Research projects



Professor Peter Hodgson
+61 3 5227 1251

A/Prof Daniel Fabijanic
+61 3 5227 2413