Prof Andrej Atrens

Associate Professor

University of Queensland

Staff House Rd
PH: 61 (7) 33653738
Fax: 61 (7) 33653888
Email: [email protected]


My primary areas of expertise are in the service and performance of engineering materials. Teaching and research in various countries across the world, numerous industrial collaborative projects as well as a long list of publications attest my experience in this field.

I can provide assistance on most areas of corrosion. Some specific examples include:

  • Stress corrosion cracking
  • Hydrogen embrittlement
  • Corrosion of magnesium alloys
  • Atmospheric corrosion and patination of copper
  • Performance of blading in large, low pressure steam turbines

Major Qualifications

GCEd - University of Queensland (1997)

D.Eng - University of Queensland (1997)

Ph.D. - University of Adelaide (1976)

B.Sc.(Hons) - University of Adelaide (1970)

Major Publications

1. H. Fernee, J. Nairn, A. Atrens, "Precipitation Hardening of Cu-Fe-Cr Alloys, Part I Mechanical and Electrical Properties", J. Mat. Sci. Vol. 36, pp. 2711-19 (2001)

2. J.Q. Wang, A. Atrens, D.R. Cousens, "Grain Boundary Characterisation of X65 Pipeline Steel Using Analytical Electron Microscopy", J. Mat. Sci., 34, pp. 1711-19 (1998).

3. N.N. Kinaev, D.R Cousens, A. Atrens, "The Crack Tip Strain Field of AISI 4340 Part III Hydrogen Influence", J. Mat. Sci., 34 pp. 4931-36 (1999)

4. G. Song, A. Atrens, "Corrosion Mechanisms of Magnesium Alloys", Adv. Eng. Mat., 1 pp. 11-33 (1999)

5. A Atrens, Z.F. Wang and J.Q. Wang, "SCC Initiation for 4340 in Distilled Water", Advances in Fracture Research, Proc. of the Ninth Int. Conf. on Fracture, Pergamon, 375-82 (1997)

Professional Institution Membership

Fellow of the Institute of Engineers, Australia

Significant Employment History

1991 - Present: Associate Professor in Materials Engineering, University of Queensland

1990 - 1993: Deputy Head, Department of Mining and Metallurgical Engineering, University of Queensland

1987 - 1990: Senior Lecturer, University of Queensland

1984 - 1986: Lecturer, University of Queensland

1978 - 1984: Project Leader, BBC Brown Boveri Research Centre, Switzerland

1976 - 1978: Research Assiatnt Professor, Univeristy of Note Dame, USA

1974 - 1976: Post Doctoral Fellow, Atomic Energy of Canada, Canada

Services Offered

Corrosion evaluation and testing services.

Commercial Details

Fee Charging structure and rates

I will provide an indication of costs when I have seen the question.


Availability and preferred contact route

I prefer to be contacted by e-mail.

Current availability status


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