Dr Ing. Bertram Mallia is a senior lecturer within the Department of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering (DMME), Faculty of Engineering, University of Malta. He carried out his undergraduate studies at the Faculty of Engineering, University of Malta where he was awarded a degree in Mechanical Engineering with first class honours in 2002.
In the same year, Dr Ing. Mallia joined the DMME. His first undertaking was in developing a European funded distance learning project on Heat Treatment and Surface Engineering.
In 2004, he was awarded a joint scholarship to pursue his doctoral studies at the University of Leeds, UK. He worked within the Advanced Surface Engineering Group at the School of Mechanical Engineering, University of Leeds on his project entitled â€˜Novel Nanostructured Coatings for Extreme Tribological Environments'. He was awarded a Ph.D. in 2008. He presented his research work in several international conferences and his work is published in referred journals.
Currently Dr Ing. Mallia carries out lecturing at the Faculties of Engineering and Dentistry, conducts research and administrative duties. He sits on various boards and chairs the PR and Engineering projects exhibition committee. He supervises a number of undergraduate and postgraduate engineering projects. His main research focus is the development, characterisation and testing of novel surface engineered layers for their corrosion-wear response, friction and wear. He undertakes interdisciplinary research work in developing and testing new biomaterials for dental applications.