Come see the latest exciting corrosion research from Australasia’s best and brightest young corrosion researchers in the first round of the Brian Cherry Awards Forum. For it’s first 10 years, the Brian Cherry Awards Forum has been an ACA Victorian Branch event, but we are now expanding this opportunity Australasia wide. The award honours the late Professor Brian Cherry of Monash University for his significant contribution to corrosion education, consulting and the Australasian Corrosion Association Inc.

The Brian Cherry Award Forum is open to postgraduate and final year undergraduate research students studying at an Australasian University. Applicants could be studying any aspect of corrosion, including but not limited to metallic and non-metallic corrosion, corrosion management, corrosion mitigation, and corrosion protection. Taking part in the Forum provides students with the opportunity to present their corrosion related research work as well as showcase their talent to their peers and the Australasian Corrosion Industry – including potential employers.


Final Round: Full Presentation
Date: Wednesday 25th October 2023
Start Time: 5:00 PM AEDT


After the 3 Minute Thesis Event, the following students were selected to represent their universities in the Final Round:

  • Shamir Bhuiyan (RMIT University) – Study of Current Distribution of Impressed Current Cathodic Protection Systems in Reinforced Concrete
  • Medhani Dinushika Pathirana Bamunu Achchige (Deakin University) – A novel aspect in monitoring waterline corrosion, its inhibition and the influencing factors
  • Kritkasem Khantisopon (Swinburne University of Technology) – High-temperature corrosion in biomass-fired boilers and the development of protective coatings to mitigate the issue
  • Cedric Tan (Charles Darwin University) – Investigation of Adhesion & Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion Effects by Pseudomonas Aeruginosa on High Chromium White Iron


  • 1st Place – $1000
  • 2nd Place – $500
  • 3rd Place – $250
  • 4th Place – $100

The Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is an academic research communication competition developed by The University of Queensland (UQ), Australia.

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