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Ian D. MacLeod

Western Australian Maritime Museum
Fremantle, WA, Australia
Ian D. MacLeod completed his studies at the University of Melbourne in 1974 and did post-doctoral work at the University of Glasgow (Scotland) and Murdoch University (Perth, Australia). From 1978 he worked for the conservation department at the Western Australian Museum and developed in-situ corrosion monitoring of historic shipwrecks and the application of sacrificial anodes to the treatment of corroded iron anchors, cannon and hull structures. He retired from the Western Australian Museum in May 2016 where he is now a Fellow. He runs Heritage Conservation Solutions which provides custom solutions to complex decay issues of cultural materials. He was the corrosion consultant on the conservation assessment and management of the WWI submarine HMAS AE2 which sank in Turkey after penetrating the Dardanelles on 25th April 1915. He has authored more than 200 papers on the study of decay mechanisms of artifacts and development of new treatment methods to preserve cultural materials. He has a Ph D in electrochemistry and a D Sc in Materials Conservation from the University of Melbourne. He is a fellow of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (FRACI), the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (FTSE), the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC) and of the International Institute for the Conservation and Restoration of Historic and Artistic Works (FIIC) and the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland (FSA Scot).