[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DP150102417]
Researchers Prof Paul Munroe; Dr Zonghan Xie; Prof Jiang Xu
Brief description Coatings are frequently applied to components operating in harsh environments to enhance durability. Often such coatings exhibit low toughness and poor corrosion resistance that leads to premature failure. The aim of this project is to design, characterise and test innovative coatings that exhibit unique architectures based on natural materials such as teeth and nacre. It is envisaged that these coatings will be hard, tough and durable in hostile, corrosive environments, and will thus, transform industries such as manufacturing, mining and offshore oil exploration as well as enhance the lifetime of prosthetic devices.
Funding Amount 325500
Funding Scheme Discovery Projects