Scott is an Associate Professor in Biomedical Engineering at Swinburne University, where he has worked since 2009.
After completing a PhD in the field of applied optics in 2000, Scott has held research and teaching positions at various universities both in Australia and the UK. His research interests span from fundamental science through to applied industrial projects, and he has been widely published.
His research is very applied in nature and has involved collaboration with a wide range of leading industry partners, government and academic institutions. His corrosion interests include the development and application of corrosion sensors for industrial infrastructure, fundamental and applied investigations of microbiologically influenced corrosion, the development of new metallic coatings for corrosion and biofouling mitigation, and studies of the accelerated low water corrosion of port/harbour infrastructure.