Public Lecture:"Nanostructured Thermal Barrier Coatings: Challenges and Opportunities"

15 August 2019

Public Lecture:"Nanostructured Thermal Barrier Coatings: Challenges and Opportunities"

Public Lecture:"Nanostructured Thermal Barrier Coatings: Challenges and Opportunities"

Professor Christopher C. BERNDT, Swinburne University  

This presentation will summarize the state-of-the-art coatings that are formed via PVD and thermal spray technologies. The knowledge gaps with regard to materials science aspects will be explored with a view to determining the critical features that require further investigation. The relatively new deposition methods such as suspension plasma spray (SPS) and solution precursor plasma spray (SPPS) will be described with reference to candidate materials and the microstructures that evolve.

 
 
Professor Christopher C. BERNDT
 
Director SEAM, Surface Engineering for Advanced Materials
Distinguished Professor Christopher C. BERNDT, Swinburne University 
 
Chris Berndt earned his PhD in the Materials Engineering Department of Monash University in mid-1981. His higher doctorate, DEng, was awarded in 2014. He undertook several Fellowships in the USA in the early 1980’s; which included a 2 year stint at NASA-Lewis Research Center in Cleveland (OH-USA) where he worked on aerospace hardware.
He joined Swinburne University of Technology in late 2007 as the founding Professor of Surface Science and Interface Engineering. He was elevated to University Distinguished Professor in March 2014. He was appointed the Director of SEAM (Surface Engineering for Advanced Materials), an Australian Research Council Industrial Transformation Training Center, in 2018.
Berndt’s professional interests gravitate around manufacturing; especially in the area of protective coatings. He was inducted into the Thermal Spray Hall of Fame in 2007. He was the President of Thermal Spray Society (an affiliate of ASM International) in 2002 through to 2004.
 
Date: Wednesday, 4 September 2019
Time: 11am - 12pm AEST
Location: Chemical Sciences 162 (K-F10-162), UNSW Sydney