Du Toit, Madeleine Professor

Professor

  • School of Mechanical, Materials & Mechatronics Engineering
  • Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences
  • Associate Member - Advanced Manufacturing Technologies
  • Engineering Materials
  • Programme Leader - Energy Pipelines CRC

Research Overview


  • Madeleine du Toit joined the University of Wollongong as Professor in the Welding Engineering Research Group within the School of Mechanical, Materials and Mechatronic Engineering in April 2013, and has since been appointed as Programme Leader for Research Programme 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 in South Africa and a qualified International Welding Engineer (IWE). 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. During this time she established a very successful internationally accredited training programme for International Welding Engineers and International Welding Technologists in South Africa. Madeleine is actively involved in the activities of the International Institute of Welding (IIW) as part of the Australian delegation - currently 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.

     

    • 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


Research Overview


  • Madeleine du Toit joined the University of Wollongong as Professor in the Welding Engineering Research Group within the School of Mechanical, Materials and Mechatronic Engineering in April 2013, and has since been appointed as Programme Leader for Research Programme 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 in South Africa and a qualified International Welding Engineer (IWE). 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. During this time she established a very successful internationally accredited training programme for International Welding Engineers and International Welding Technologists in South Africa. Madeleine is actively involved in the activities of the International Institute of Welding (IIW) as part of the Australian delegation - currently 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.

     

    • 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


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