Information  from David

David is a member within the Euro-MIC COST framework. This project is funded by the European Union and enables scientists to bridge knowledge and capabilities across countries and disciplines.

Summary of the experiences and competences of David

My current research focus is defined by an engineering approach to the materials’ aspects (substrate, surface degradation & treatments) of renewable energy capture devices with a particular interest in offshore variants and surface degradation mitigation.

My research is based on an active interest in knowledge enhancement in the general areas of Surface Engineering/Degradation Phenomena, Wear/Corrosion, Biofouling and Tribocorrosion. My PhD focussed on the corrosion/tribocorrosion element of this whilst previously I worked on a surface coatings research project involving numerous coating systems applied to a cast aluminium alloy component.

I am the sole Irish representative of the European Academy of Surface Technology (EAST). This is a non-profit organisation which represents an International Platform for Science and Technology and an Interface between Research and Application in all Areas of Surface Technology.

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Unlike many in the field of anti-fouling, my approach is a ground-up engineering approach. I am developing models of associated degradation phenomena, currently focussing on off-shore damage from MIC, biofouling, and weather erosion (wind, rain drops (solid & liquid), hail). These are underpinned by surface texturing and materials selections.
Promising surface designs will be prototyped and tested, using a variety of techniques including lithography, 3D printing, and Electrophoretic Deposition.


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South East Technological University

Kilkenny Road


R93 V960


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