International Symposium | Melbourne | 24 – 25 July

  • Full Registration
    July 24, 2019 - July 25, 2019
    8:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Wednesday 24 July
    July 24, 2019
    8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Thursday 25 July
    July 25, 2019
    8:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Advances in Corrosion Science and Corrosion Engineering

Marriott Hotel, Melbourne | 8:30am – 7:00pm | Wednesday & Thursday 24-25 July

The Australasian Corrosion Association (ACA) is holding an International Symposium to celebrate the significant contributions of the following ACA stalwarts:

  • Les Boulton
  • Bruce Hinton
  • Brian Kinsella
  • Brian Martin
  • Greg Moore
  • David Nicholas

14 high calibre International and Australian speakers will each present a keynote of 45 minutes duration. A panel discussion and open forum will be held at the end of each day. Technical papers of high quality and substantive length will be available to delegates.


Full Registration

Includes: attendance at all sessions, morning/afternoon teas, lunch and attendance at each social function. A hard copy book of proceedings is included.

Day Registration

Includes: attendance at all sessions for the selected date, morning/afternoon teas, lunch and relevant social functions. A hard copy book of proceedings is included.

Social Functions

Networking Drinks: to be held at the end of each day – included in Full and Day registrations
Awards Dinner: Wednesday 24 July, included in the  Wednesday and Full delegate registrations

ACA Symposium 2019 Event flyer



Program as at 05/03/19

Day 1 – Wednesday 24 July

TimeSessionPresentation TitleSpeaker
8:20 – 8:50Registration Day 1
8:50 – 9:00Welcome and Seminar OpeningRichard Reilly, ACA CEO
Warren Green, Technical Committee
Topic 1 – Engineering AlloysChair: Bruce Hinton
9.00 – 9:50Alloy Design for Corrosion ResistanceJohn Scully, University of Virginia (USA)
9:50 – 10:40Corrosion of light metals: Status and In-situ AnalysisNick Birbilis, Australian National University (Aust)
10:40 – 11:10Morning Tea & Exhibition
Topic 2 – Corrosion Resistant AlloysChair: Les Boulton
11:10 – 12:00Duplex Stainless Steels – The Versatile AlloysRoger Francis, RF Materials (UK)
12:00 – 12:50Facades to Structures: Corrosion resistance and mechanical property developments in stainless steelsGraham Sussex, Nickle Institute/ASSDA (Aust)
12:50 – 13:40Lunch & Exhibition
Topic 3 – Corrosion Modelling & PredictionChair: Thunyaluk (Kod) Pojtanabuntoeng
13:40 – 14:30Modelling of Localized Corrosion Under Atmospheric Conditions in the Presence of Galvanic CouplingRob Kelly, University of Virginia (USA)
14:30 – 15:20Analysing the past to predict the future: Corrosion modelling and predictionAaron Sudholz, BAE Systems (Aust)
15:20 – 15:50Afternoon Tea & Exhibition
Topic 4 – Cathodic ProtectionChair: Brian Martin
15:50 – 16:40On the mechanism of cathodic protection and its implications on criteria including AC and DC interference conditionsMarkus Buchler, Swiss Society for Corrosion Protection (Switz)
16:40 – 17:25Panel Discussion & Open ForumChair: Technical Committee
17:25 – 17:30Day 1 Closing RemarksAnthony Somers, Technical Committee
17:30 – 19:00Networking Cocktail Function & Exhibition
19:30 – 23:30DinnerAwards Presentation

Day 2 – Thursday 25 July

TimeSession Speaker
8:20 – 8:50Registration Day 2
8:50 – 9:00Welcome and Seminar OpeningRichard Reilly, ACA CEO
Wayne Neill, Technical Committee
Topic 4 – Cathodic Protection (continued)Chair: Brian Martin
9.00 – 9:50The True Meaning of Cathodic Protection MeasurementsBruce Ackland, Bruce Ackland and Assoc. (Aust)
Topic 5 – Oil & GasChair: Brian Kinsella
9:50 – 10:40Corrosion Modelling for Oil & Gas ApplicationsSrdjan Nesic, Ohio University (USA)
10:40 – 11:10Morning Tea & Exhibition
Topic 5 - Oil & Gas (continued)
11:10 – 12:00The Battle Against Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion: Lessons Learned and Challenges for the FutureLaura Machuca, Curtin University (Aust)
12:00 – 12:50Recent advances in investigating chemical inhibition of mild steel corrosionKaterina Lepkova, University (Aust)
12:50 – 13:40Lunch & Exhibition
Topic 6 – Water & WastewaterChair: Greg Moore
13:40 – 14:30Corrosion can be where you least expect it: Degradation of plastic pipes in the water industryGraeme George, Queensland University of Technology (Aust)
14:30 – 15:20Corrosion of Cast Iron Water Mains – Developing Models for Long-Term PredictionRob Melchers, University of Newcastle (Aust)
15:20 – 15:50Afternoon Tea & Exhibition
Topic 6 Water & Wastewater (continued)Chair: David Nicholas
15:50 – 16:40Advances in Condition Assessment of Water Industry AssetsPaul Vince
16:40 – 17:25Panel Discussion & Open ForumChair: Technical Committee
17:25 – 17:30Day 2 & Symposium Closing RemarksWarren Green, Technical Committee
17:30 – 19:00Networking Farewell Cocktail Function

Proudly Sponsored By:

Curtin University
Deakin University
Tinker & Rasor
Vinsi Partners
ProDigitek Australia

Sponsorship Opportunities

Trade Table Exhibitor

What’s provided? 

  • A trestle table (with power).
    • The trade tables are located in the room where food and beverages will be served.
  • The exhibitor can display a company banner and company collateral. 
  • One complimentary registration for the event
  • Company name or logo included in the delegate pre-arrival confirmation e-mail
  • A five minute product or process innovation or technology presentation (non-commercial focus)
  • A half page advertisement in the symposium proceedings book, issued to each symposium delegate

Please note that once the all trade exhibition tables have been sold, table locations will be awarded in order that applications were received.

Special Instructions

All morning, lunch and afternoon breaks are catered for by the venue
The Awards Dinner will be held on Wednesday evening

Valet parking available – $50 per day


 Public Transport is available
Located 0.3km from Parliament Station and 0.5km from Melbourne Central SC



Venue Phone: 613 9662 3900

Venue Website:

Lonsdale St & Exhibition St, Melbourne, Victoria, 3000, Australia