is Professor of Civil Engineering and Australian Research Council Professorial Fellow at The University of Newcastle, Australia. He holds a BE and MEngSc from Monash University and a PhD from the University of Cambridge, UK He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering. Currently he is one of two Visiting Scientists, European Economic Community Marie Curie BIOCOR research program (2010-13).
He was awarded the Marshall Fordham prize (Australasian Corrosion Association) in 1999, 2002, 2007 and 2012, the 2004 TP Hoar Prize (Institute of Corrosion, UK), the 2007 Guy Bengough Award (Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining, UK), the 2009 ACA Corrosion Medal and the 2012 Jin S Chung Award (International Society of Offshore and Polar Engineers). His research interests include structural reliability and marine corrosion.