MPIE/BASF-DC1: Novel concepts for self-healing organic coatings

Supervisors: Prof. Ivan Cole (RMIT) and Dr. Michael Rohwerder (MPIE) and Dr. Patrick Keil (BASF)

Project 1: Self-Healing organic coatings: the delaminated interface

Project: In self-healing coatings, the self-healing will take a while to set in. During this time the coating will continue to delaminate. That requires that it will have to be restored in its functions of inhibiting corrosion and providing strong adhesion between coating and metallic substrate. It is proposed to carry out a dedicated project focussing at this interface in order to provide both a better general understanding as well as approaches how to obtain optimized self-healing. MPIE is ideally equipped to tackle this important problem, that has been widely neglected so far.

 

Project 2: Re-enforcing the protection of zinc oxides via novel inhibitors

Project: Traditionally zinc and galvanised steel have been protected by inhibitors within coatings surface will have a thin oxide layer. However, in designing the inhibitor system the oxide layer is not considered a design variable. Here, it is proposed to look in how far the oxides can be tuned to perform better, ideally in combination with inhibitors. A suitably porous structure could act as a reservoir for the inhibitor and be used to seal any defect that develop in the compact layer while promoting densification of the porous layer and being available for migration to larger scale defects. 

 

Project 3: Active protective coatings utilizing carrier-release concepts

Project: Smart engineering materials capable to mimic sense-release properties are commonly found among living organisms and of rapidly raising interest for designing protective coatings. The project proposes a comparative study of suitable carrier-release concepts regarding different triggers and release kinetics of the stored corrosion inhibitors. Such protective coatings could have different protective mechanisms, like the release of corrosion inhibitors into a defect or stabilisation of the coating/substrate interface. Ideally both mechanisms will facilitate to a durable protective coating. 

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MPIE/BASF-DC1

Research Areas

Applied Science, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Nanotechnology , Environmental and sustainable engineering

Research Host

Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung GmbH (MPIE)

PhD awarding institution/s

Ruhr-Univ. Bochum, Faculty of Mechan. Engineering and RMIT 

Location

Germany

Status

Closed Position

RMIT University

Other Positions

Supervisors

Associate Prof. Andrey Molotnikov (RMIT), Professor Dr.-Ing. Thomas Niendorf (UoK), Philipp Krooss (UoK) and Dr. Markus Weinmann (UoK)

PhD awarding institution/s

University of Kassel (UoK) and RMIT University

Location

Germany

Status

Open Position

Supervisors

Prof. Jenny Zhang (RMIT) and Prof. Jose Antonio Vilar-Fernandez (UDC) and José Luis González Leal (Navantia) and Prof. Amparo Alonso-Betanzos (UDC) and Prof. Vicente Díaz-Casas (UDC) and Prof. Marcos Miguez González (UDC)

PhD awarding institution/s

University of A Coruña (UDC) and RMIT University

Location

Spain

Status

Open Position

Supervisors

Prof. Anne-Laure Mention (RMIT) and Associate Prof. Carsten Nico Hjortso (UPCH) and Dr. Marie Smed (UPCH)

PhD awarding institution/s

University of Copenhagen (UCPH) and RMIT University

Location

Denmark

Status

Open Position

RMIT and many of the REDI partners are HSR4R certified
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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 101034328.

Results reflect the author’s view only. The European Commission is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information it contains