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Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Newcastle, 14/05/2004
  • Bachelor of Engineering, University of Newcastle, 02/05/1992

Research

Research keywords

  • Corrosion
  • Materials Engineering

Research expertise

Effect of direction on atmospheric Corrosion, Bacterial involvement in corrosion, Marine Corrosion in immersion and tidal conditions, Effect of time and location on the corrosion profiles of steel sheet piling in Australian harbours.

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
091100Maritime Engineering80
091200Materials Engineering15
091400Resources Engineering And Extractive Metallurgy5
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Publications

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Journal article (17 outputs)

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2014Melchers RE, Jeffrey RJ, Usher KM, 'Localized corrosion of steel sheet piling', Corrosion Science, 79 139-147 (2014)
2013Melchers RE, Jeffrey RJ, 'Accelerated low water corrosion of steel piling in harbours', CORROSION ENGINEERING SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, 48 496-505 (2013) [C1]
2012Melchers RE, Jeffrey RJ, 'Corrosion of long vertical steel strips in the marine tidal zone and implications for ALWC', Corrosion Science, 65 26-36 (2012) [C1]

Co-authors: Rob Melchers

2010Melchers RE, Ahammed M, Jeffrey RJ, Simundic G, 'Statistical characterization of surfaces of corroded steel plates', Marine Structures, 23 274-287 (2010) [C1]
2009Jeffrey RJ, Melchers RE, 'Corrosion of vertical mild steel strips in seawater', Corrosion Science, 51 2291-2297 (2009) [C1]
2009Jeffrey RJ, Melchers RE, 'Effect of vertical length on corrosion of steel in the tidal zone', Corrosion, 65 695-702 (2009) [C1]
2008Melchers RE, Jeffrey RJ, 'Probablistic models for steel corrosion loss and pitting of marine infrastructure', Reliability Engineering & System Safety, 93 423-432 (2008) [C1]
2008Melchers RE, Jeffrey RJ, 'The critical involvement of anaerobic bacterial activity in modelling the corrosion behaviour of mild steel in marine environments', Electrochimica Acta, 54 80-85 (2008) [C1]
2008Melchers RE, Jeffrey RJ, 'Modeling of long-term corrosion loss and pitting for chromium-bearing and stainless steels in seawater', Corrosion, 64 143-154 (2008) [C1]
2007Jeffrey RJ, Melchers RE, 'Effect of orientation and shielding in the early corrosion of mild steel in tidal marine conditions', Corrosion, 63 872-879 (2007) [C1]
2007Jeffrey RJ, Melchers RE, 'Influence of migration of iron particles, ions and compounds during long term marine immersion corrosion', Corrosion Engineering Science and Technology, 42 145-151 (2007) [C1]
2007Jeffrey RJ, Melchers RE, 'The changing topography of corroding mild steel surfaces in seawater', Corrosion Science, 49 2270-2288 (2007) [C1]
2005Melchers RE, Jeffrey RJ, 'Early corrosion of mild steel in seawater', Corrosion Science, 47 1678-1693 (2005) [C1]
2004Melchers RE, Jeffrey RJ, 'Surface 'Roughness' Effect On Marine Immersion Corrosion Of Mild Steel', Corrosion, Vol. 60 697-703 (2004) [C1]
2004Melchers RE, Jeffrey RJ, 'Influence Of Water Velocity On Marine Immersion Corrosion Of Mild Steel', Corrosion, Vol. 60 84-94 (2004) [C1]
2003Jeffrey RJ, Melchers RE, 'Bacteriological Influence In The Development Of Iron Sulphide Species In Marine Immersion Environments', Corrosion Science, Vol. 45 693-714 (2003) [C1]
2002Jeffrey RJ, Melchers RE, 'Shape And Size Effects For Marine Immersion Coupons', British Corrosion Journal, Vol. 37, No. 2 99-104 (2002) [C1]

Co-authors: Rob Melchers

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Conference (51 outputs)

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2013Melchers RE, Jeffrey R, 'Atmospheric Corrosion Of Mild Steel Vertical Prisms Of Different Plan Shape', Corrosion and Prevention 2013, Brisbane (2013) [E1]

Co-authors: Rob Melchers

2013Jeffrey R, Melchers RE, 'The effect of aluminium allying on the corrosion resistance of cast steel', Corrosion and Prevention 2013 Proceedings, Brisbane (2013) [E1]

Co-authors: Rob Melchers

2012Melchers RE, Jeffrey RJ, Fontaine E, 'Corrosion and the structural safety of FPSO mooring systems in Tropical waters', Proceedings of the Australasian Structural Engineering Conference 2012, Perth, WA (2012) [E1]

Co-authors: Rob Melchers

2012Stockert L, Haas M, Jeffrey RJ, Melchers RE, 'Electrochemical measurements and short-term-in-situ exposure testing', Corrosion & Prevention 2012, Melbourne, Australia (2012) [E1]

Co-authors: Rob Melchers

2012Jeffrey RJ, Melchers RE, 'The effect coupon size for the determination of atmospheric corrosivity', Corrosion & Prevention 2012, Melbourne, Australia (2012) [E1]

Co-authors: Rob Melchers

2012Jeffrey RJ, Melchers RE, 'The effect of increasing amounts of nutrient on the corrosion rate of mild steel', Corrosion & Prevention 2012, Melbourne, Australia (2012) [E1]

Co-authors: Rob Melchers

2012Jeffrey RJ, Melchers RE, 'The changing composition of the corrosion products of mild steel in severe marine atmospheres', Annual Conference of the Australasian Corrosion Association 2012, melbourne, australia (2012) [E1]

Co-authors: Rob Melchers

2012Jeffrey RJ, 'The changing composition of the corrosion products of mild steel in severe marine atmospheres', Eurocorr 2012. The European Corrosion Congress, Istanbul, Turkey (2012) [E2]
2012Jeffrey RJ, Melchers RE, 'The effect of microbiological involvement on the topography of corroding mild steel in coastal seawater', Book of Abstracts. Eurocorr 2012, Istanbul, Turkey (2012) [E2]

Co-authors: Rob Melchers

2011Jeffrey RJ, Melchers RE, 'The effect of airborne nutrients on atmospheric corrosion', 18th International Corrosion Congress 2011, Perth, WA (2011) [E1]

Co-authors: Rob Melchers

2011Melchers RE, Jeffrey RJ, 'Deterioration mechanics - The competition between abiotic and biotic processes', Incorporating Sustainable Practice in Mechanics of Structures and Materials: Proceedings of the 21st Australian Conference on the Mechanics of Structures and Materials, Melbourne, VIC (2011) [E1]

Co-authors: Rob Melchers

2011Jeffrey RJ, 'The anaerobic domain of marine immersion corrosion', Symposium on Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion Papers, Melbourne, VIC (2011) [E1]
2011Melchers RE, Ahammed M, Jeffrey RJ, Simundic G, 'Statistical analysis of the surfaces of corroded mild steel plates', Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Applications of Statistics and Probability in Civil Engineering, Zurich, CH (2011) [E1]
2010Melchers RE, Jeffrey RJ, 'Experimental investigation of accelerated low water corrosion of steel piling in habours', Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on the Structures Degradation in Coastal Zones, La Rochelle, France (2010) [E1]

Co-authors: Rob Melchers

2010Jeffrey RJ, Melchers RE, 'The effect of microbiological involvement on the topography of corroding mild steel in coastal seawater', NACE Corrosion Conference & Expo 2010, San Antonio, TX (2010) [E1]

Co-authors: Rob Melchers

2010Melchers RE, Jeffrey RJ, 'On predicting long-term corrosion behaviour from short-term tests', Proceedings of the ACA Conference: Corrosion and Prevention 2010, Adelaide, SA (2010) [E1]

Co-authors: Rob Melchers

2010Melchers RE, Jeffrey RJ, Simundic G, 'Representativeness of small coupons for corrosion of large plates', Proceedings of the ACA Conference: Corrosion and Prevention 2010, Adelaide, SA (2010) [E1]
2010Jeffrey RJ, Melchers RE, 'Variability of corrosion of mild steel coupons in tidal, splash and atmospheric marine environments', Corrosion and Prevention 2010: Always Protecting, Always Learning, Adelaide, SA (2010) [E1]

Co-authors: Rob Melchers

2010Melchers RE, Jeffrey RJ, 'Corrosion of vertical steel strips exposed in the marine tidal zone and implications for ALWC', NACE Corrosion Conference & Expo 2010, San Antonio, TX (2010) [E1]

Co-authors: Rob Melchers

2009Jeffrey RJ, Melchers RE, 'Corrosion of isolated and electrically-connected steel coupons in temperate coastal seawater', Corrosion & Prevention 2009: The Management of Infrastructure Deterioration: Conference Proceedings, Coffs Harbour, NSW (2009) [E1]

Co-authors: Rob Melchers

2009Jeffrey RJ, Melchers RE, 'The effect of seawater sterilisation on the corrosion of mild steel', Corrosion & Prevention 2009: The Management of Infrastructure Deterioration: Conference Proceedings, Coffs Harbour, NSW (2009) [E1]

Co-authors: Rob Melchers

2008Jeffrey RJ, Melchers RE, 'Three year observations of corrosion losses for steels at a severe marine atmospheric site', Corrosion & Prevention 2008: The Impact of Corrosion on our Lives: Conference Proceedings, Wellington, NZ (2008) [E1]

Co-authors: Rob Melchers

2008Jeffrey RJ, Melchers RE, 'Corrosion profiles of mild steel in varying tidal seawaters', Corrosion & Prevention 2008: The Impact of Corrosion on our Lives: Conference Proceedings, Wellington, NZ (2008) [E1]

Co-authors: Rob Melchers

2008Melchers RE, Jeffrey RJ, 'Evidence for microbiological influenced longer-term corrosion in tidal and coastal atmospheric corrosion of steel elements', Corrosion & Prevention 2008: The Impact of Corrosion on our Lives: Conference Proceedings, Wellington, NZ (2008) [E1]

Co-authors: Rob Melchers

2008Melchers RE, Jeffrey RJ, 'Early test results and interpretations for corrosion of vertical steel strips exposed in the marine tidal zone', The 14th International Congress on Marine Corrosion and Fouling: Abstracts, Kobe, Japan (2008) [E3]

Co-authors: Rob Melchers

2007Jeffrey RJ, 'Corrosion of mild steel in tropical waters', Corrosion Control 007. Conference Proceedings, Sydney (2007) [E1]
2007Jeffrey RJ, Melchers RE, 'Correlation between water temperature and corrosion of mild steel in different waters', Corrosion Control 007. Conference Proceedings, Sydney (2007) [E1]

Co-authors: Rob Melchers

2007Melchers RE, Jeffrey RJ, 'The critical involvement of anaerobic bacterial activity in modelling the corrosion behaviours of mild steel in marine environments', BIOCORYS 2007, Paris (2007) [E2]

Co-authors: Rob Melchers

2007Jeffrey RJ, 'Analysis of tubercles and rust layers formed on mild steel exposed in seawater', 1st Corrosion and Material Protection Conference 2007. Proceedings, Prague, Czech Republic (2007) [E2]
2007Jeffrey RJ, Melchers RE, 'Corrosion profiles of mild steel in varying tidal seawaters', Second World Congress on Corrosion in the Military. Proceedings, Naples, Italy (2007) [E2]

Co-authors: Rob Melchers

2007Jeffrey RJ, 'MIC in galvanized potable water piping', Second World Congress on Corrosion in the Military. Proceedings, Naples, Italy (2007) [E2]
2007Melchers RE, Jeffrey RJ, 'The involvement of anaerobic bacteria in the corrosion of mild steel in water', MIC Symposium: An International Perspective. Proceedings, Perth (2007) [E2]

Co-authors: Rob Melchers

2007Jeffrey RJ, Melchers RE, 'New data for verification of a phenomenological model for corrosion of steels in seawater', 1st Corrosion and Material Protection Conference 2007. Proceedings, Prague, Czech Republic (2007) [E2]

Co-authors: Rob Melchers

2007Farinha PA, Jeffrey RJ, 'MIC in ports and harbours - An overview of ALWC phenomena in Australia', MIC Symposium: An International Perspective. Proceedings, Perth (2007) [E2]
2006Jeffrey RJ, Melchers RE, 'Early observations of corrosion losses for steels at a severe marine atmospheric site', Corrosion and Prevention 2006, Hobart, Tasmania (2006) [E1]

Co-authors: Rob Melchers

2006Jeffrey RJ, Melchers RE, 'Observations of corrosion losses for steels exposed in tidal seawaters', Corrosion and Prevention 2006, Hobart, Tasmania (2006) [E1]

Co-authors: Rob Melchers

2005Jeffrey RJ, Melchers RE, 'Corrosion Field Trials - Case Studies On Unsuccessful Atmospheric And Marine Immersion Studies', Corrosion and Prevention 2005, Gold Coast, QLD (2005) [E1]

Co-authors: Rob Melchers

2005Dockrill BJ, Jeffrey RJ, 'Corrosion Rates In A Fertilizer Plant And The Structural Failure Of A Conveyor Gantry', Proceedings Australasian Corrosion Congress, Gold Coast, Australia (2005) [E1]
2005Jeffrey RJ, Melchers RE, 'The Changing Surface Topography Of Corroding Mild Steel In Sub-Tropical Coastal Waters', 16th International Corrosion Congress, Beijing, China (2005) [E2]

Co-authors: Rob Melchers

2005Jeffrey RJ, Melchers RE, 'Morphology Of The Corrosion Products Of Mild Steel Immersed In Temperate Seawaters', 16th International Corrosion Congress, Beijing, China (2005) [E2]

Co-authors: Rob Melchers

2004Jeffrey RJ, Melchers RE, 'Influence Of Tidal Movement On Marine Immersion Corrosion Of Mild Steel - Preliminary Results', Corrosion and Prevention 2004, Perth, Australia (2004) [E1]

Co-authors: Rob Melchers

2004Jeffrey RJ, Melchers RE, 'Migration Of Iron Particles, Ions and Compounds During Long-Term Marine Immersion Corrosion', Corrosion and Prevention 2004, Perth, Australia (2004) [E1]

Co-authors: Rob Melchers

2003Jeffrey RJ, Melchers RE, 'An XRD Study Of The Products Of Corrosion Of Mild Steel Immersed In Coastal Conditions', Corrosion Control And NDT, Melbourne, Australia (2003) [E1]

Co-authors: Rob Melchers

2003Melchers RE, Jeffrey RJ, 'Observations On The Effect Of Surface 'Roughness' In The Marine Immersion Corrosion Of Mild Steel Coupons', Corrosion Control And NDT, Melbourne, Australia (2003) [E1]

Co-authors: Rob Melchers

2002Jeffrey RJ, Melchers RE, 'Effect Of Seawater Velocity On Immersion Corrosion Of Mild Steel', Corrosion And Prevention - 02, Adelaide, South Australia (2002) [E1]

Co-authors: Rob Melchers

2002Melchers RE, Jeffrey RJ, 'Variability In Corrosion Of Mild Steel Coupons In Seawater', Corrosion And Prevention 02, Adelaide, South Australia (2002) [E1]

Co-authors: Rob Melchers

2002Jeffrey RJ, Melchers RE, 'Influence Of Edge Effect On Marine Immersion Corrosion Measurement For Mild Steel Coupons', 15th International Corrosion Congress, Granada, Spain (2002) [E2]

Co-authors: Rob Melchers

2002Jeffrey RJ, Melchers RE, 'Images Of Bacteriological Influence In The Development Of Iron Sulphide In Marine Immersion Environments', 15th International Corrosion Congress, Granada, Spain (2002) [E2]

Co-authors: Rob Melchers

2001Jeffrey RJ, Melchers RE, 'Bacteriological influence in the development of iron sulphide species in marine immersion environments', Proceedings of Corrosion and Prevention - 2001, Newcastle (2001) [E1]

Co-authors: Rob Melchers

2000Jeffrey RJ, Melchers RE, 'Boundary Conditions of Marine Immersion Coupons', Corrosion & Prevention - 2000, Auckland, New Zealand (2000) [E1]

Co-authors: Rob Melchers

1999Jeffrey RJ, Melchers RE, 'Influence of environmental factors on the early corrosion of steel in coastal seawater', Proceedings Corrosion & Prevention-99, Sydney, Australia (1999) [E1]

Co-authors: Rob Melchers

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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants3
Total funding$330,598

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2008 (2 grants)

Quantification of the influence of bacteria and elevated nutrient levels on the corrosion of structural steels in seawaters$90,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Doctor Robert Jeffrey
SchemeRole
Discovery ProjectsChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$90,00020082010
GNo:G0187425

Industrial Applications of Corrosion Sensing$9,960
Funding Body: CRC for Integrated Engineering Asset Management (CIEAM)

Project Team
Professor Robert Melchers, Doctor Robert Jeffrey
SchemeRole
Research GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$9,96020082008
GNo:G0189330

2005 (1 grants)

The role of sulphate reducing bacteria in the pitting corrosion of mild steel as used for engineering infrastructure applications$230,638
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Doctor Robert Jeffrey
SchemeRole
Discovery ProjectsChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$230,63820052007
GNo:G0184335
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Research Supervision

Number of current supervisions0

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Dr Robert Jeffrey

Work Phone(02) 4921 5401
Fax(02) 4921 6991
Email
PositionResearch Associate
Centre for Infrastructure Performance and Reliability
School of Engineering
Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Focus AreaChemical Engineering
Office
EA207,
Engineering A,
Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan NSW 2308
Australia
URL:www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/robert-jeffrey