About

Bobby Mathan's research interests include electrochemical engineering, biomaterials, corrosion, wastewater treatment, environment-assisted cracking, polymer coatings and failure analysis of engineering materials. He has published over 90 peer-reviewed articles, including 1 book, 7 book chapters and 70 journal papers.

Interests
Research
  • Electrochemical Engineering
  • Biomaterials
  • Corrosion
  • Wastewater Treatment
Experience
  • 2015 to 2017 - Associate Professor, James Cook University (Australia)
  • 2012 to 2014 - Senior Lecturer, James Cook University (Australia)
  • 2010 to 2014 - Head of Chemical Engineering, James Cook University (Australia)
  • 2012 to 2013 - JSPS Fellow/Visiting Scientist, National Institute for Materials Science (Japan)
  • 2011 - Visiting Scientist, Chosun University (South Korea)
  • 2009 to 2011 - Lecturer, James Cook University (Australia)
  • 2006 to 2009 - Post-doctoral Fellow, Monash University (Australia)
  • 2005 to 2006 - Helmholtz Postdoctoral Fellow, Helmholtz Research Centre (Germany)
  • 2003 to 2004 - Visiting Scholar, University of Erlangen (Germany)
Research Disciplines
Honours
Awards
  • 2016 - Australia-China Young Scientists Exchange Program
  • 2013 - ACA Qld Young Corrosion Professional Award, Australia
  • 2011 - Dean's Research Excellence Award, JCU
  • 2005 - Best PhD Thesis Award, US-based NACE, India Section.
  • 2005 - ICC Young Researcher Award, China
Fellowships
  • 2013 - NIMS Fellowship, Japan
  • 2012 - JSPS Invitation Fellowship, Japan
  • 2011 - AKF-ECR Fellowship, South Korea
  • 2005 to 2006 - Helmholtz Postdoctoral Fellowship, Germany
  • 2003 to 2004 - DAAD Fellowship, Germany
Memberships
  • 2013 - Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM)
  • 2011 - Institute of Chemical Engineers (IChemE)
  • 2011 - Australasian Corrosion Association (ACA)
  • 2009 - Australasian Society for Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering (ASBTE)
Publications

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Australian Research Council - Discovery - Projects

Microbiological and abiotic marine corrosion of steel in particulate media

Indicative Funding
$77,583 over 3 years (administered by University of Newcastle)
Summary
This project considers the complex interfacial physicochemical interaction between structural steel and inert particles in marine environments, including microbial growth influences. It will use novel field-testing and also electrochemical laboratory experiments to increase scientific understanding of the short and long-term corrosion processes. Mathematical models to predict likely corrosion loss and pitting, based on physicochemical corrosion principles, will be developed from the data and other observations. Such models increasingly are required in industry for the safety and reliability management of major infrastructure often not protected against corrosion, including offshore energy systems, coastal structures and buried pipelines.
Investigators
Robert Melchers, Igor Chaves and Bobby Mathan (The University of Newcastle and College of Science & Engineering)
Keywords
mild steel; Corrosion; particles

Australian Institute of Nuclear Science and Engineering - Access to Major Research Facilities Programme Application for Support

Ion implantation of a biodegradablemetal for temporary orthopaedic implant applications

Indicative Funding
$51,600
Summary
Biodegradable metals have been gaining high interest in recent years for temporary orthopaedic implant applications. Zinc is a biocompatible and biodegradablemeal which has the potential to be used as a temporary mini-implant material for bone facture repair. This project aims to modify the surface/sub-surface of zinc using ion implantation of suitable metals to minimize/delay its localised degradation.
Investigators
Bobby Mathan and Mihail Ionescu (College of Science & Engineering and Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation)
Keywords
Biomaterials; biodegradable metal; Zinc
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Current
  • Synthesis and performance characterisation of bifunctional catalyst for biodiesel production (PhD , Secondary Advisor)
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