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Corrosion and Protection

The Corrosion and Protection Centre is part of the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences and has one of the world's largest academic base focussed on corrosion and its control.

Our research activities are diverse, covering multidisciplinary aspects and addressing the material's performance challenges in a wide range of industrial sectors, including oil & gas, aerospace and nuclear. Current projects range from development of new experimental approaches for material characterization, through mechanistic understanding of corrosion and inhibition processes, to advancement of sustainable protective surface treatments and functional coatings.

Type: 
Research group
Acronym: 
C&P

Connections

Person

Prof Peter Skeldon

Keywords: 
Carbon, Management, Climate, Sustainability, Climate change

Person

Dr Dirk Engelberg

Dr Engelberg’s research group focuses on the development of multi-scale assessment approaches for the prediction, simulation and mitigation of environment-assisted degradation of stainless alloys in nuclear plant, radwaste and oil & gas environment. Dr. Engelberg has broad expertise in metallurgy, microstructure and grain boundary engineering, electrochemistry, and the application of in-situ characterisation techniques, including x-ray computed tomography, image analysis, and 2D/3D image and volume correlation.  

Keywords: 
Surface finishing, Materials, Nuclear waste, Radioactivity, Waste management, Metals, Corrosion, Energy, Thermal energy

Person

Dr Xiaorong Zhou

Xiaorong's research is mainly associated with understanding the impact of fabrication processes as well as advanced forming and joining techniques on the performance of alloys, corrosion control of light alloys and developing novel surface engineering approaches.

Keywords: 
Environment, Metals, Sustainability, Materials, Polymers, Corrosion

Person

Prof George Thompson

Corrosion Science and Engineering

Keywords: 
Green travel, Emissions, Transport, Automotives, Aerospace, Metals, Corrosion, Materials