As a specialist corrosion engineer, holding both a MSc and PhD in Corrosion Science & Engineering, Dr. Peter Farinha has been involved in identification and problem solving of corrosion related issues in steel corrosion and reinforced concrete, including inspection, identification, failure analysis, materials selections, coatings, specification and repair methodology for over 30 years. He is a Specialist in Microbiological Corrosion, heavily involved in ALWC and he has published broadly.
Dr. Farinha has also been actively involved in the Cathodic Protection of various structures over the years, including pipelines,
jetties and tanks.
Maria Farinha began work in the corrosion industry in 1980 when she was appointed a Project Officer in a large corrosion consulting group attached to the University of Manchester. During that time, her focus was on Microbially Influenced Corrosion and the control of Sulphate Reducing Bacteria in the North Sea Offshore program. At the same time she was studying for a masters degree and worked on the effects of biocides on the sulphate reducing bacteria.
In 1990 Maria completed her Graduate Diploma in Business and is a Director of Extrin Consultants. From 1991 to 1999 Maria Farinha was employed on a part time basis at Curtin University of Technology in positions ranging from Research Assistant to Post Graduate Co-ordinator and Lecturer. Since 2000 Maria has been full-time at Extrin Consultants in her primary role as Administrative Director.