Du Toit, Madeleine Professor

Professor

  • Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences
  • Engineering Materials
  • School of Mechanical, Materials, Mechatronic and Biomedical Engineering 2014 -

Overview


Madeleine du Toit joined the University of Wollongong as Professor in the Welding Engineering Research Group within the School of Mechanical, Materials, Mechatronic and Biomedical Engineering in 2014, and has since been appointed as Program Leader for Research Program 1 (More efficient use of materials for energy pipelines) in the Energy Pipelines CRC. Madeleine holds BEng, MEng and PhD degrees in Metallurgical Engineering from the University of Pretoria in South Africa and a Masters degree in Welding Engineering from the University of the Witwatersrand. She is a registered Professional Engineer, a qualified International Welding Engineer (IWE) and a Certified Materials Professional (CMatP) with Materials Australia. She served as President and member of Council of the Southern African Institute of Welding (SAIW) from 2010 to 2014, and as Chairperson of the Governing Board of SAIW Certification (responsible for the assessment and certification of welding personnel in South Africa) from 2005 to 2014. She is currently a member of the board of Directors of Weld Australia and a member of the National Council of Materials Australia. Madeleine was actively involved in the activities of the International Institute of Welding (IIW) as part of the Australian delegation - as Chair of Commission IX (Behaviour of metals subjected to welding), Chair of Working Group Communications & Marketing and as member of the Study Group for Welding Research and Strategy. Since 2011 she has established successful internationally accredited training programs for International Welding Engineers and International Welding Technologists in South Africa and in Australia. 

Top Publications


Research Overview


  • Madeleine du Toit joined the University of Wollongong as Professor in the Welding Engineering Research Group within the School of Mechanical, Materials, Mechatronic and Biomedical Engineering in April 2013, and has since been appointed Academic Program Director for Materials Engineering. Madeleine holds BEng, MEng and PhD degrees in Metallurgical Engineering from the University of Pretoria in South Africa and a Masters degree in Welding Engineering from the University of the Witwatersrand. She is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers Australia, a Fellow of the Southern African Institute of Welding, a Fellow of the South African Academy of Engineering,  a registered Professional Engineer in South Africa, a Certified Materials Professional with Materials Australia and a qualified International Welding Engineer (IWE). She currently serves as member of the National Council of Materials Australia, Vice-President of the NSW Branch of Materials Australia, member of the Council of the Welding Technology Institute of Australia (WTIA), and was elected President and member of Council of the Southern African Institute of Welding (SAIW) from 2010 to 2014. Since 2011, she has established successful internationally accredited training programs for International Welding Engineers and International Welding Technologists in Australia and South Africa.  

    • Welding metallurgy;
    • Welding engineering; 
    • Corrosion; and
    • Physical metallurgy of steel, stainless steel, titanium and aluminium alloys.  

Selected Publications


Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy The Role of Welding Parameters and Weld Metal Microstructure on the Incidence of Weld Metal Hydrogen-assisted Cold Cracking in X70 Welds. Van Niekerk, Cornelis
    Doctor of Philosophy Nucleation Under Non-Equilibrium Conditions. Dodangoda Liyanage, Dasith Deshan
    Doctor of Philosophy Recycling automobile plastic waste with a view to utilize the off-gas to surface harden steel components. Babasafari, Zeinab
    Doctor of Philosophy Robot path planning in dynamic environment Visser, Alexander

Awards And Honors


Keywords


  • welding; stainless steel; pipeline steel; hydrogen cracking; aluminium; corrosion; precious metals

Top Publications


Research Overview


  • Madeleine du Toit joined the University of Wollongong as Professor in the Welding Engineering Research Group within the School of Mechanical, Materials, Mechatronic and Biomedical Engineering in April 2013, and has since been appointed Academic Program Director for Materials Engineering. Madeleine holds BEng, MEng and PhD degrees in Metallurgical Engineering from the University of Pretoria in South Africa and a Masters degree in Welding Engineering from the University of the Witwatersrand. She is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers Australia, a Fellow of the Southern African Institute of Welding, a Fellow of the South African Academy of Engineering,  a registered Professional Engineer in South Africa, a Certified Materials Professional with Materials Australia and a qualified International Welding Engineer (IWE). She currently serves as member of the National Council of Materials Australia, Vice-President of the NSW Branch of Materials Australia, member of the Council of the Welding Technology Institute of Australia (WTIA), and was elected President and member of Council of the Southern African Institute of Welding (SAIW) from 2010 to 2014. Since 2011, she has established successful internationally accredited training programs for International Welding Engineers and International Welding Technologists in Australia and South Africa.  

    • Welding metallurgy;
    • Welding engineering; 
    • Corrosion; and
    • Physical metallurgy of steel, stainless steel, titanium and aluminium alloys.  

Selected Publications


Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy The Role of Welding Parameters and Weld Metal Microstructure on the Incidence of Weld Metal Hydrogen-assisted Cold Cracking in X70 Welds. Van Niekerk, Cornelis
    Doctor of Philosophy Nucleation Under Non-Equilibrium Conditions. Dodangoda Liyanage, Dasith Deshan
    Doctor of Philosophy Recycling automobile plastic waste with a view to utilize the off-gas to surface harden steel components. Babasafari, Zeinab
    Doctor of Philosophy Robot path planning in dynamic environment Visser, Alexander

Awards And Honors


Keywords


  • welding; stainless steel; pipeline steel; hydrogen cracking; aluminium; corrosion; precious metals
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