Dr Bruce Hinton has a depth and breadth of experience in research and development specializing in corrosion with 43 years in the Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO). He is a research leader in corrosion inhibition, corrosion sensor development as well as corrosion fatigue. During his time with DSTO, Bruce and his team pioneered the use of corrosion preventative compounds (CPCs) for treating existing corrosion. This significantly reduced the downtime of aircraft by decreasing the requirement for lengthy maintenance and contributed to overall aircraft safety.
He has acted extensively as a consultant to the Defence forces in the field of corrosion prevention and control in aircraft structures. He has co-authored patents, published national and international conference papers, DSTO reports and many award winning refereed papers in scientific literature.
In the past 12 years he has been active in several CRCs as a leader, researcher and industry advisor. He is an active member of the Defence Materials Technology Centre (DMTC) Advisory Panel