Dr Joe Williams

Dr Joe Williams is currently employed at BlueScope as a Metallic Coatings Specialist in the product innovation group. He is an Honours and PhD graduate of materials engineering from the University of Wollongong.

His key responsibilities centre on identifying new medium to long term opportunities in metallic coatings, and is the industry champion for Steel Research Hub project dealing with surface treatment of Mg-containing coatings.

He brings to the hub his experience in hot dip coating metallurgy, thin film characterisation and surface reactions, gained from his fifteen years of involvement in 55%Al-Zn product and process R&D.

He hopes to see the fundamental understanding of surface corrosion generated by the Steel Research Hub assist the progress toward more robust coated steel products.