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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 School of Mechanical, Materials, Mechatronic and Biomedical Engineering in 2014. 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 qualified International Welding Engineer (IWE) and a Certified Materials Professional (CMatP) with Materials Australia. She currently serves as member of the Board of Directors of Weld Australia and as member of the National Council of Materials Australia. 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


  • Skilled in metallurgy, materials engineering and welding engineering, with a strong focus on the welding metallurgy of steels, stainless steels and aluminium alloys. Research interests include:

    • Welding of high nitrogen austenitic stainless steels, with emphasis on the mechanisms of nitrogen dissolution and degassing during arc welding.
    • Welding of ferritic stainless steels, focusing on the microstructure and corrosion resistance of dual-stabilised ferritic grades, and the sensitisation and intergranular corrosion resistance of low chromium ferritic stainless steels.
    • Welding of duplex stainless steels, with a focus on microstructure development and corrosion resistance.
    • Welding of martensitic stainless steels, with emphasis on the microstructure and corrosion resistance of low chromium martensitics, SAW cladding of continuous casting rolls, and laser cladding.
    • Welding of pipeline steels (PWHT exemption for X70, weld metal hydrogen assisted cold cracking)
    • Welding of semi-solid metal processed aluminium alloys.
    • Corrosion resistance of marine-grade aluminium alloys.
    • Metallurgy of precious metal alloys.

Selected Publications


Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy Weld metal hydrogen-assisted cold cracking X70 linepipe steel using E6010 electrodes 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

Full Name


  • Madeleine Du Toit

Mailing Address


  • Building 2, room G10

    University of Wollongong

    Wollongong

    NSW

    2515

    Australia

Top Publications


Research Overview


  • Skilled in metallurgy, materials engineering and welding engineering, with a strong focus on the welding metallurgy of steels, stainless steels and aluminium alloys. Research interests include:

    • Welding of high nitrogen austenitic stainless steels, with emphasis on the mechanisms of nitrogen dissolution and degassing during arc welding.
    • Welding of ferritic stainless steels, focusing on the microstructure and corrosion resistance of dual-stabilised ferritic grades, and the sensitisation and intergranular corrosion resistance of low chromium ferritic stainless steels.
    • Welding of duplex stainless steels, with a focus on microstructure development and corrosion resistance.
    • Welding of martensitic stainless steels, with emphasis on the microstructure and corrosion resistance of low chromium martensitics, SAW cladding of continuous casting rolls, and laser cladding.
    • Welding of pipeline steels (PWHT exemption for X70, weld metal hydrogen assisted cold cracking)
    • Welding of semi-solid metal processed aluminium alloys.
    • Corrosion resistance of marine-grade aluminium alloys.
    • Metallurgy of precious metal alloys.

Selected Publications


Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy Weld metal hydrogen-assisted cold cracking X70 linepipe steel using E6010 electrodes 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

Full Name


  • Madeleine Du Toit

Mailing Address


  • Building 2, room G10

    University of Wollongong

    Wollongong

    NSW

    2515

    Australia

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