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P F Thompson - Australia's pioneer in corrosion research and education

Green,WK and Hinton,Bruce R.W. 2015, P F Thompson - Australia's pioneer in corrosion research and education, Corrosion and Materials, vol. 40, no. 4, pp. 24-31.

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Title P F Thompson - Australia's pioneer in corrosion research and education
Author(s) Green,WK
Hinton,Bruce R.W.
Journal name Corrosion and Materials
Volume number 40
Issue number 4
Start page 24
End page 31
Total pages 8
Publisher The Australian Corrosion Association
Place of publication Kerrimuir, Vic.
Publication date 2015-08-01
ISSN 1326-1932
Summary Percival Faraday Thompson (P F Thompson, PFT), (1885-1951),(Figure1), a metallurgistand chemical analyst, is widely considered as Australia’s pioneer in corrosion science and education. Each year at the annual ACA Conference, the P F Thompson Memorial Lectureis presented by a person who has made a most significant contribution to corrosion science and engineering in Australia. While each presenter usually gives a few detailsof the work of PFT for the benefit of Conference attendees, the entire body of his work and details about his life are not provided due to the limitations on the lecture duration. A review of Thompson’s life and some of his work is available in the ‘Australasian Corrosion Engineering’ publication which was the ACA publication in the early 70s, and is one of theprecursors to the current ACA publication Corrosion & Materials (Potter, 1972). However this publication is not widely available to the ACA membership, and certainly not inelectronic format. The purpose of this paper is to provide readers with some of the history of the PFT Lecture, and to acquaint readers of ‘Corrosion & Materials’ and the broader corrosion prevention community with the breadth of the scientific work of PFT and his enthusiasm for describing corrosion science through practical public demonstrations ofexperiments of the basic principles of corrosion.
Language eng
Field of Research 091207 Metals and Alloy Materials
0912 Materials Engineering
0913 Mechanical Engineering
0306 Physical Chemistry (Incl. Structural)
Socio Economic Objective 861201 Coated Metal and Metal-Coated Products
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
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