Ian D. MacLeod completed his studies at the University of Melbourne.
From 1978 he 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.
Ian was recently honoured with the WA Heritage Award for Professional Practice.
He now 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 AE2.
He has written many book chapters on materials conservation and corrosion processes and has more than 190 papers on the study of decay mechanisms 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).