Bruce Hinton holds a BSc (Hons) in Metallurgy from the University of Queensland, and PhD in Corrosion Engineering from the University of Manchester. He is a Member of Materials Australasia (Certified Materials Professional) and a Member of the Australasian Corrosion Association (ACA). After a 43 year career at the Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO), Bruce retired in 2010 as a Principal Research Scientist and Head of the Corrosion Control Group. At DSTO, he was involved in a number of research areas including corrosion inhibition, corrosion sensor development as well as corrosion fatigue. He also acted extensively as a consultant to the Australian Defence Force in the field of corrosion prevention and control in aircraft structures.
He has published numerous refereed papers in the scientific literature, DSTO reports and book chapters, co-authored patents and delivered and published many national and international conference papers. He is also the Associate Editor – Research for the journal “Corrosion and Materials.” Bruce has received the ACA Marshall Fordham Award for research papers on four occasions, is an ACA Corrosion Medallist and was an ACA P.F. Thompson Lecturer. He has also been the recipient of Materials Australasia’s Florence Taylor Medal and Edgerton Award for contributions to the materials profession and research excellence. In 2002 he received the BAE Systems Chairman’s Award for Innovation, 2007 the Minister of Defence Award for Achievements in Defence Science, and in 2009 the US National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE), F.N. Speller Award. In 2012, Bruce was made a Life Member of the ACA.
He currently holds honorary appointments as Adjunct Professor at both Deakin and Monash Universities where he conducts research in the areas of steel and aluminium alloy corrosion inhibition, co-supervises post graduate students and presents occasional lectures. Bruce also presents courses on corrosion prevention to RAAF personnel.
He is the Principal Engineer for B Hinton Corrosion Control, a consultancy business which advises organizations on methods for corrosion prevention.
As the Technical Director of HydroChem Ltd, he oversees research and development in that company’s water treatment laboratory. He has been involved in several CRCs over the past 12 years as a researcher, project leader, and industry advisor. He is also a member of the Defence Materials Technology Centre (DMTC) Research Advisory Panel.