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Adam Cutright and Yi He Prevail in 3MT Contests

November saw ICMT students participate in two Three Minute Thesis, also known as 3MT, contests. As the name suggests, students have a maximum of 3 minutes to concisely present their work to a general audience. Presenting on "Understanding and Enhancing Corrosion Inhibition" Yi He won the university-wide 3MT contest that occurred during OHIO's International Education Week Global Research Symposium, placing ahead of finalists from Scripps College of Communication and the Honors Tutorial College. Adam Cutright prevailed in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering's own 3MT contest presenting on "Impact of Souring on Corrosion Product Layers", with Yi placing third. Yi is advised by Associate Professor Marc Singer and Adam by Research Professor David Young. In response to the news, Center Director Prof. Srdjan Nesic stated, "Their success is evidence of the strong emphasis on developing communication skills - a key objective sought for everyone working in ICMT. This is a major feather in their cap."

More information on the IEW competition, and the 3MT format, can be accessed here (ohio.edu).

Yi and Adam reviewing SEM/EDS data

PhD Student Huiru Wang Successfully Defends

Huiru Wang is the latest ICMT student to defend her PhD. Her dissertation title is, "Electrochemical Atomic Force Microscopy and Spectroscopic Characterization of Amphiphilic Surfactant Molecules as Corrosion Inhibitors", and much of her research was conducted in collaboration with Dr. Alain Pailleret of France's Sorbonne University in Paris. The main focus of her research was Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) investigation of how a quaternary ammonium corrosion inhibitor model compound would adsorb on mica, then relate the observed phenomena to a ferritic-pearlitic steel. In baseline experiments she also applied AFM to characterize steel surfaces during corrosion, extracting corrosion rate data which matched values obtained by electrochemical techniques. She complemented her AFM-based research by conducting Time-of-Flight Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry (ToF-SIMS) and X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS) to independently identify inhibitor adsorption properties as well as electrochemical reaction mechanisms, comparing them with her AFM findings. She will continue her research with ICMT into 2023. Her advisor is Center Director Prof. Srdjan Nesic.

Huiru at the conclusion of her defense

Srdjan Nesic on the Importance of Corrosion and ICMT's Research in his Distinguished Professor Lecture

On November 1st Center Director Srdjan Nesic delivered his Distinguished Professor lecture in Ohio University's Baker Center Ballroom. The Distinguished Professor Award is the highest level of faculty recognition that can be achieved at Ohio University. In his lecture, Prof. Nesic described his decision to come to Athens, corrosion, the evolution of ICMT, and future research directions that will inevitably run in parallel with energy transitions. The OHIO News article on this event as well as video of the complete ceremony and lecture can be accessed at the below links:

Article (ohio.edu).

Video (youtube.com).

CC JIP 2022 Fall Meeting October 25-27

The 2022 Fall meeting of the CC JIP was held on October 25-27 at the ICMT in Athens, OH. In attendance were 10 representatives from 8 of our current sponsoring companies while representatives from our other sponsoring companies joined us for most of the meeting in real time online. Over the 2 ˝ day event, our graduate students and staff provided 18 presentations for review and discussion. With our current release of MULTICORP V6.0 and the hard work provided by the students and staff to provide this mini-conference for our sponsors, we had great in-depth discussions and very positive feedback for the current research directions. The photo below shows all attendees from this event:

Ohio University to honor Distinguished Professor Srdjan Nesic on Nov. 1

Ohio University will honor Distinguished Professor Srdjan Nesic on Tuesday, Nov. 1, during the Distinguished Professor Portrait Unveiling and Lecture.

Students, faculty, staff, and area residents are invited to attend this special event in the Baker University Center Ballroom, beginning at 5:30 p.m. The event will also be livestreamed, with the link available on the Distinguished Professor website. Refreshments will be served beginning at 5 p.m.

For more Information, link to this OHIO News story: Here (ohio.edu)

OHIO Alum Jason Dreher Adds a MS to his ChemE BS

OHIO ChemE alum Jason Dreher successfully defended his MS research on September 22, his thesis title is "Developing Methods for Proper Determination of Alkalinity in Oil and Gas Field Brine"; his advisor was ICMT's Associate Professor Marc Singer.

The objective of his research was to investigate and develop methodologies to analyze brine chemistry data to extract useful information that can be applied to corrosion modeling. His research covered how to interpret field brine chemistry data, methods to conduct titrations of unknown brines, and the development of a model predicting titration curves for bicarbonate and carboxylate ions. Jason explored the influence of salinity, carboxylate type, sparging with CO2, and ionic strength on the analysis of titration curves. His work assists corrosion engineers in their interpretation of water chemistry documentation, and their selection of inputs into MULTICORPTM, as well as other software packages, for corrosion prediction.

Jason is set to join ChampionX as an Offshore Project Engineering Representative to their client base in the Gulf of Mexico, his initial duties will relate to chemical inventory, sample collection, and analytical testing. ICMT wishes him well as he embarks on his career in industry.

Jason with CC-JIP Project Leader Dr Bruce Brown
in our laboratory

Jason on his last day with ICMT

Adeus Maria & Bernardo! Apresse-se de volta!

ICMT has bade farewell to two of our most recent visiting scientists, Bernardo Santos and Maria Serenario. They have returned to Brazil's Federal University of Sao Joao Del Rei where they will be completing their doctoral research under the supervision of Prof. Alysson Helton Santos Bueno. During their time in ICMT they performed research on corrosion inhibition associated with our ongoing collaboration with TotalEnergies, Bernardo focused on pitting phenomena whereas Maria studied affects of corrosion product layers. They have already presented research posters from this work at the AMPP Annual Conference & Expo 2022, with manuscripts also in preparation for future publication. They have been supervised on a day-to-day basis by Dr Xi Wang and Associate Professor Marc Singer. It has been a pleasure hosting Maria and Bernardo, and we hope their paths continue to cross ICMT's in the coming years.
For more on Bernardo and Maria in ICMT, link to this OHIO News story: Brazilian students exchange culture and corrosion research (ohio.edu)

Maria and Bernardo performing inhibition experiments

Bernardo and Maria flanking Prof. Nesic at the ICMT end-of-Summer potluck

ICMT Hosts Congressmen Bill Johnson and Troy Balderson

As part of a scheduled visit to Ohio University, Ohio Congressmen Bill Johnson and Troy Balderson were hosted by ICMT. Their laboratory tour was led by Prof. Nesic, assisted by Associate Professor Marc Singer, Assistant Research Professor Bruce Brown, and Research Professor David Young. The backstory behind ICMT, importance of corrosion, preservation of asset integrity within the energy sector, phenomena involved, economic impact, ICMT capabilities, outreach, and characterization methods were all discussed. A roundtable discussion followed, with topics covered including carbon capture and hydrogen utilization in addition to energy topics. The visit concluded with lunch. Prof. Nesic commented, "It was good to host the Congressmen, and I'm sure we opened their eyes to what we have developed here. Corrosion is ubiquitous, impacts the economy and society in so many ways. I hope their visit will be positive when it comes to their thinking on policy and legislative matters".

Bruce Brown discussing Thin Channel Flow Cell capabilities with Congressman Johnson (picture credit Ben Siegel)

Srdjan Nesic and Marc Singer describing laboratory capabilities and top-of-the-line corrosion phenomena with the Congressmen (picture credit Ben Siegel)

Summer PhD Defense: Negar Moradighadi

Negar Moradighadi successfully defended her PhD dissertation in early July. Titled, "EIS Investigation of Corrosion Mechanisms of Iron in Acidic Solutions", her work further advances recent ICMT research that has significantly improved the understanding of electrochemical processes that underpin CO2 corrosion of mild steel. Outcomes from her research will improve existing models for the prediction of corrosion rates and will be built into our MULTICORPTM software package.

During her time at the ICMT she has published peer reviewed papers in Corrosion (Determining critical micelle concentration of organic corrosion inhibitors and its effectiveness in corrosion mitigation), Electrochemica Acta (Identifying the dominant electrochemical reaction in electrochemical impedance spectroscopyn), and The Journal of Physical Chemistry C (Solvent isotopic effects on a surfactant headgroup at the air–liquid interface), as well as in CORROSION and AMPP conference proceedings. Note that although her dissertation research focused on electrochemical phenomena on surfaces, much of her published work has been on characterizing surfactant species and their ability to inhibit corrosion.

Negar is currently working on additional manuscripts with an EIS focus. She continues her affiliation with ICMT centering on mentoring our graduate students on electrochemical techniques.

Negar on her PhD defense day

ICMT announces new Corrosion in CO2 Transmission Pipelines Joint Industry Project (CCT JIP)

Based on the knowledge accumulated in the past decade related to Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) processes, and the identified gaps in knowledge, ICMT has decided to initiate a new program in the form of a Joint Industry Project (JIP) open to any company interested in corrosion issues for CO2 transmission pipelines and related infrastructure. The overall objective of the proposed CCT JIP project is to identify and quantify the key issues which impact corrosion of materials specifically relating to the integrity of structures for the CO2 transport pipelines. The result of this research will form a basis for more reliable design and operational decisions related to the adequate utilization of materials in CO2 transportation. This will involve achieving four goals:

  • To understand the effect of a wide range of impurities (O2, SO2, NO2, H2S, etc.) on the water solubility and the speciation in dense phase CO2.
  • To develop a thermodynamic model for predicting the water solubility and the speciation in dense phase CO2 in the presence of impurities.
  • To determine impact of environmental parameters (pressure, temperature, flow, and impurity types and concentrations), both individually and synergistically, on steel corrosion in dense phase CO2 in the presence of impurities.
  • To develop a mechanistic model to predict the corrosion processes in order to help determine facility lifetime.

The target start date for the project is January 2023 and the total duration of the project is 3 years. The JIP will be guided and supervised by Professor Srdjan Nesic (Director ICMT), Dr. Yoon-Seok Choi (Associate Director ICMT) and Professor Sumit Sharma (Associate Professor at the ChBE department).
Please contact Dr. Yoon-Seok Choi (choiy@ohio.edu) for a copy of the proposal or for further information.

Corrosion Center JIP Spring Advisory Board Meeting - 2022

The Corrosion Center Joint Industry Project (CC JIP) semi-annual advisory board meeting was conducted as a hybrid "in-person & virtual" format from the ICMT. This was our first in-person meeting since October 2019, so it was very nice to see everyone for face-to-face discussions again. At the meeting "in-person" were 9 representatives from 7 sponsoring companies and we had an additional 15 representatives who attended the meeting virtually, so that 11 of our 13 sponsoring companies were able to be in attendance. During the 2 & 1/2 day event, there were 21 presentations covering research related to fundamental corrosion mechanisms, water chemistry, sour corrosion, factors in localized corrosion, inhibition mechanisms, modeling, and a new research proposal related to supercritical carbon dioxide corrosion. The recorded presentations are available on our secure server for members of our sponsoring companies to review at any time.

CC JIP Spring Meeting Attendees

ICMT at AMPP 2022

Students and staff from Ohio University attended the first AMPP Annual Conference in San Antonio, Texas, March 6-10, 2022. During the conference, 7 of the students had presentations in different symposia while all of them had posters in the Student Poster Session. Three students won prizes in the Student Poster Session:

Neda Norooziasl, 2nd place, Mars Fontana Category

Yi He, 3rd place, Mars Fontana Category

Shrirang “SD” Deshmukh, 3rd place, Harvey Herro Category

Other Awards and Scholarships:

Ren Shuai, Oliver Moghissi Memorial Scholarship

Huiru Wang, NACE East Asia and Pacific Area Young Scholar Award

Di Wang, Graduate Student Book Award

Ohio University Bobcats at AMPP 2022
(Left to Right) Front Row: Dr. Juan Dominguez, Dr. Saba Esmaeely, Dr. Thu Tran
2nd row: Sahithi Ayyagari, Shrirang “SD” Deshmukh, Neda Norooziasl, Dr. Bruce Brown, Yi He, Maria Serenario, Bernardo Augusto Santos
Back row: Ishan Patel, Jason Dreher, Adam Cutright, Huiru Wang, Shuai Ren, Kasra Shayar Bahadori, Payman Sharifi Abdar

Harvey Herro Category 3rd place winner
Shrirang “SD” Deshmukh, with AMPP leaders - Dr. Saba Esmaeely (Left) and Dr. Thu Tran (Right)

Winners from the Student Poster Session, Mars Fontana Category
(Left to Right) Dr. Raghu Srinivasan, Yi He (3rd place), Neda Norooziasl (2nd place), Isuri Dammulla (1st place), Dr. Thu Tran, & Dr. Saba Esmaeely.

Shuai Ren accepting the Oliver Moghissi Memorial Scholarship at AMPP 2022.

Fazlollah Madani Sani accepted his award for CORROSION2020 NACE Outstanding Student Award at the AMPP 2022 conference.

Assoc. Prof. Marc Singer Makes I&EC Research's Influential List

In further recognition of the Institute for Corrosion & Multiphase Technology's research, Associate Professor Marc Singer has been listed in the Journal of Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research's list of influential researchers for 2021. The journal is published by the American Chemical Society and first appeared in 1909, making it one of the oldest journals dealing with applied chemistry; focusing on thermodynamics, transport phenomena, chemical reaction kinetics & engineering, materials & interfaces, catalysis, separations, and process systems engineering. His achievement is celebrated in a special issue of the journal 2021 Class of Influential Researchers - The Americas with publication of his manuscript "Improvement to Water Speciation and FeCO3 Precipitation Kinetics in CO2 Environments: Updates in NaCl Concentrated Solutions"; his co-authors are our recent alumni Zheng Ma and Xin Gao, CC-JIP Project Leader Bruce Brown, and ICMT Director Srdjan Nesic.

I&EC Research graphical abstract depicting an electrochemical quartz crystal microbalance (EQCM) substrate, FeCO3 crystals, and mass change/frequency response curves.

Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 2021, 60, 47, 17026-17035 DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.1c02957

ICMT researchers have a long history of publishing in the Journal of Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research with manuscripts focusing on CO2, H2S and refinery corrosion.

The full list can be viewed here: Meet I&EC Research's 2021 Class of Influential Researchers - ACS Axial

Pandemic Defense Trio

Covid19 may have changed the way ICMT functions, but our research goes on and our graduate students continue to transition to alumni. During the pandemic three PhD students have now successfully defended, Wei Gianna Zhang, Zheng Ma, and Fazlollah Madani Sani.

Gianna Zhang was first to complete, defending her dissertation on "Initiation and Propagation of Localized Corrosion of Mild Steel in Marginally Sour Environments"; her advisor was Associate Professor Dr. Marc Singer. Her groundbreaking work revealed that the root cause of pitting in marginally sour environments could be traced to the presence of minute concentrations of oxygen. This has resulted in her successfully publishing three papers in Corrosion Science in 2021 alone, including a pioneering study of mackinawite oxidation using in situ Raman spectroscopy, as well as a paper in Corrosion and presenting at CORROSION conferences. After defending she joined Schlumberger, working as a laboratory engineer in the corrosion group focusing on inhibitors and H2S scavengers.

Gianna in the field in Williston, ND
Next to defend was Zheng Ma, also advised by Dr Singer. Her dissertation work was on, "Precipitation Kinetics of FeCO3 and FeS on Steel Substrate". Her research was driven by the fact that precipitation of corrosion product layers, their characteristics, composition, and kinetics, plays a key role in governing corrosion behaviors. She probed this using a multi-pronged analytical approach involving electrochemical measurements, conducted in conjunction with utilizing a quartz crystal microbalance, as well as a variety of microscopic and spectroscopic techniques. Her work revealed that a better understanding of surface speciation was required, which led to development of a mechanistic model to predict uniform corrosion behavior of carbon steel in CO2 and H2S environments based on water chemistry; this modified model showed that the surface speciation can be significantly different from bulk speciation with or without polarization. In addition to presenting five papers at annual CORROSION/AMMP conferences since 2018, and placing in the Marcel Pourbaix Category for corrosion science at AMMP2021, she has published in Corrosion Science. Zheng has decided to extend her time at ICMT, and is currently engaged as a Post-Doctoral Researcher.

Zheng Ma
The most recent to defend of the trio was Fazlollah Madani Sani, working on "The Effect of Salt Concentration on Aqueous Strong Acid, Carbon Dioxide, and Hydrogen Sulfide Corrosion of Carbon Steel" and advised by Prof. Srdjan Nesic. His research culminated in the development of a corrosion rate prediction model valid for the H2O-NaCl-CO2-H2S system, at temperatures ranging from the freezing point upwards at elevated pressures, solution pH values from 1.0 up to 6.5, and NaCl concentrations between 0 wt.% to 20 wt.% (~4.3 m); the model being designed to capture non-ideality. Validation demonstrated that the corrosion rate prediction model could predict the experimental corrosion rates measured in this study with an average absolute accuracy of 13.5%. In addition to presenting at multiple CORROSION conferences, he has published in the Journal of The Electrochemical Society on "An Electrochemical Study of the Effect of High Salt Concentration on Uniform Corrosion of Carbon Steel in Aqueous CO2 Solutions". He was recognized with the NACE Outstanding Student Award at CORROSION2020. Fazlollah is taking up a position with OLI working on water chemistry and corrosion modelling.

Fazlollah Madani Sani on his defense day

Srdjan Nesic chosen as OHIO's next Distinguished Professor

Dr. Srdjan Nesic, Russ Professor of Chemical Engineering in the Russ College of Engineering and Technology, has been named the 2021 Distinguished Professor by Ohio University.

"Dr. Nesic is recognized as one of the world's leading scholars in his field, and he is most deserving of the distinguished professor designation, Ohio University's highest honor," Ohio University President M. Duane Nellis said. "Srdjan’s scientific expertise has been cited globally, and his work and research, along with that of his current and former students, are making a tremendous impact in the world of corrosion science."

At Ohio University, Nesic has graduated 36 Ph.D. students, 23 master's students and mentored 40 or more postdoctoral researchers, many of whom are now accomplished academics in their own right, from more than 20 countries. He has published more than 150 peer-reviewed papers in leading international journals in his field and penned 18 book chapters and more than 240 peer-reviewed published conference proceedings articles. He is one of the most cited authors in the Russ College's history, with more than 14,600 citations of his published work.

Distinguished professors are recognized for sustained and internationally-recognized academic contributions that raise the OHIO profile. They are committed to represent the University in its teaching and research missions and are entitled to award a full tuition scholarship to an undergraduate student of their choice each year, from the time of award until five years post-retirement from teaching.

Please read more of the story here.

ICMT Students Receive Top Awards at AMPP 2021

Five graduate students from Ohio University have received top awards at this year's AMPP virtual corrosion conference.
  • PhD student Huiru Wang won the Best Poster Award in the Mars Fontana Category for corrosion engineering.
  • PhD student Payman Sharifi Abdar won 2nd place poster award in the Mars Fontana Category for corrosion engineering.
  • PhD student Zheng Ma won 3rd place poster award in the Marcel Pourbaix Category for corrosion science.
  • PhD student Fazlollah Madani Sani received the Graduate Student Book Award, given by the NACE Foundation.
  • PhD student Zhong Li received the East Asia and Pacific Area Young Scholar Award, given by the NACE Foundation.
We would like to congratulate all for their outstanding contributions!
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OHIO's Corrosion Institute Gains International Recognition nues to Lead in Research

The ICMT, out of Russ College of Engineering and Technology, has been awarded the National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE) International 2021 Distinguished Organization Award by the Association for Materials Protection and Performance (AMPP) recognizing outstanding contributions in the field of corrosion science or engineering over a sustained period of time.

"NACE recognizes that we have a trend of turning out excellent graduates year after year, and that there is longevity and stability in what we do. I'm very proud of that," said Srdjan Nesic, professor and director of the ICMT. "The Association Awards are an opportunity to celebrate those individuals who have made significant contributions to our industry, whether it be in corrosion science, engineering, education, or extraordinary service to the association," said Tim Bieri, Chair of AMPP. "It is an honor to recognize the extraordinary efforts and achievements of our members like Ohio University who have done so much to advance the association and the industry."

Please read the whole story here.

ICMT Research Recognized by an Editor's Choice Open Access Article: Determining Critical Micelle Concentration of Organic Corrosion Inhibitors and its Effectiveness in Corrosion Mitigation

ICMT is pleased to announce that Dr John Scully has selected our paper Determining Critical Micelle Concentration of Organic Corrosion Inhibitors and its Effectiveness in Corrosion Mitigation. as his editor's choice open access article from the current issue of Corrosion. The work described therein constitutes a core component of first author Negar Moradighadi's doctoral research, featuring contributions from then undergraduate researcher Starr Lewis and recent ICMT alum Juan Dominguez Olivo.

As a rule-of-thumb, critical micelle concentration (CMC) of a surfactant corrosion inhibitor has been considered as an important indicator of its corrosion mitigation efficiency. In our paper, we describe the synthesis, characterization and CMC determinations for a range of benzyldimethylalkylammonium model compounds possessing tail lengths ranging from C4 to C16; surface tension (indirect) and fluorescence spectroscopy (direct) methods were employed for micelle detection, the latter demonstrating weakness compared with the former for CMC determination. As shown in the below Table 5 from the paper, no clear correlation between CMC and maximum inhibition of the corrosion rate was observed in a CO2 containing aqueous environment.

ICMT is proud to publish our research in the flagship journal of our professional society.

ICMT Research Topping the Charts

A key metric in how peer reviewed research is received is to measure how often published papers have been downloaded from scientific journals. The Institute is delighted to report a strong showing in 2019, featuring two of the top five most accessed papers in the NACE journal CORROSION. Ranked #1 was "Adsorption Behavior of Organic Corrosion Inhibitors on Metal Surfaces - Some New Insights from Molecular Simulations" (by Sumit Sharma, Xueying Ko, Yathish Kurapati, Himanshu Singh, and Srdjan Nesic). Occupying the #5 slot, and further demonstrating the diversity of research conducted within ICMT, was "Investigation of Pitting Corrosion Initiation and Propagation of a Type 316L Stainless Steel Manufactured by the Direct Metal Laser Sintering Process" (by Claudia Prieto, Marc Singer, Timothy Cyders, and David Young). Our recently recruited post-doctoral researcher Maryam Eslami occupies the #9 position with her paper "Electropolymerization and Possible Corrosion Protection Effect of Polypyrrole Coatings on AA1050 (UNS A91050) in NaCl Solutions" relating to her PhD research at the University of Trento.

Furthermore, recognition of ICMT affiliated research extends to other journals. Prof. Tingyue Gu's pioneering papers relating to microbiologically influenced corrosion constitute three of the twenty-five most downloaded papers in Corrosion Science since 2017, specifically "Effects of Biogenic H2S on the Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion of C1018 Carbon Steel by Sulfate Reducing Desulfovibrio vulgaris Biofilm" (by Ru Jia, Jie Long Tan, Peng Jin, Daniel John Blackwood, Dake Xu, and Tingyue Gu), "The Corrosion Behavior and Mechanism of Carbon Steel Induced by Extracellular Polymeric Substances of Iron-oxidizing Bacteria" (by Hongwei Liu, Tingyue Gu, Muhammad Asif, Guoan Zhang, and Hongfang Liu), and "Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion of C1018 Carbon Steel by Nitrate Reducing Pseudomonas aeruginosa Biofilm under Organic Carbon Starvation" (by Ru Jia, Dongqing Yang, Jin Xu, Dake Xu, and Tingyue Gu). Prof. Gu also has one of the most cited articles in the journal Biochemistry since 2017, "Electron Transfer Mediators Accelerated the Microbiologically Influence Corrosion Against Carbon Steel by Nitrate Reducing Pseudomonas aeruginosa Biofilm" (by Ru Jia, Dongqing Yang, Dake Xu, and Tingyue Gu).

Fazlollah Madani Sani to Receive the NACE Outstanding Student Award at CORROSION2020

ICMT's Fazlollah Madani Sani will be recognized with the NACE International Foundation Outstanding Student Award at the upcoming CORROSION2020 conference. His dissertation research focuses on the effect of salt concentration on uniform CO2/H2S corrosion of carbon steel, critical for the modelling of corrosion in high salinity media. The model stemming from his work is currently being incorporated into ICMT's MULTICORPTM corrosion prediction software. Fazlollah is the current Chair of Ohio University's NACE Student Chapter and was previously on the Graduate Student Senate and Russ College Research Integrity Committee. He will present on "A Mechanistic Study on the Effect of Salt Concentration on Uniform Corrosion Rate of Pipeline Steel in Acidic Aqueous Environments" at CORROSION2020.

Dr. Nesic Lecture at ICMT

Dr. Srdjan Nesic, the Director of Institute for Corrosion and Multiphase Technology (ICMT) provided a lecture for the students and staff as part of the NACE Ohio University Student Section activities. In his presentation entitled "Deep Water Horizon Trial", Dr. Nesic talked about his unique experience as a testifying expert witness in this trial, which is the largest of its kind in the US history. In his presentation, he discussed the CFD simulation he used to estimate the rate of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico until the wellhead was sealed. He also talked about how he was prepared for the trial and the challenges he had with lawyer's questions during the deposition and in court.

Marc Singer wins the 2020 NACE H.H. UHLIG Award

In recognition of his educational excellence in corrosion science, ICMT's Marc Singer will receive the NACE H.H. UHLIG Award at CORROSION 2020 in Houston.

NACE describes this award as being given for "outstanding effectiveness in post-secondary corrosion education at the undergraduate or graduate level as exhibited by an educator who excites their students through outstanding and innovative teaching in corrosion", for recipients that "effectively conveyed and instilled in students the principles and applications of corrosion science and technology, and has stimulated students to enter professional pursuits in defining and mitigating corrosion problems". Marc's recent Ph.D students have done exactly that, with his recent graduate students assuming corrosion-related positions in industry.

Past winners include such eminent scholars in corrosion science as Rudy Bucheit, Gerald Frankel, John Scully and ICMT's Srdjan Nesic. Marc graduated with his Ph.D from OHIO University in 2013 for his groundbreaking research on Top of the Line Corrosion.

Double December Defenses

Friday 13th, great day for a double defense!

At noon, Juan Dominguez Olivo defended his dissertation, "Electrochemical Model of Carbon Dioxide Corrosion in the Presence of Organic Corrosion Inhibitors"; supervised by Prof. Srdjan Nesic. His ground-breaking work elucidates mechanisms of corrosion inhibition. At CORROSION2018, He won first prize in the Marcel Pourbaix category for Corrosion Science, awarded by the NACE Foundation, for his poster, "Effect of Corrosion Inhibitor Alkyl Tail Length on the Electrochemical Process Governing CO2 Corrosion"; subsequently publishing on this in Corrosion. He has secured a position in industry, beginning January.

After a short break, Hamed Mansoori defended his dissertation, "Influence of Calcium and Magnesium Ions and their Carbonate Scales on CO2 Corrosion of Mild Steel"; supervised by Assoc. Prof. Marc Singer. There is minimal information in the scientific literature relating to how the presence of alkaline earth cations, ubiquitous in oilfield brines, impacts corrosion processes. His research had particular challenges, for example, optimization of his experimental setup for water chemistry control and relating to surface characterization. At CORROSION2019, he won first prize in the Mars Fontana category for Corrosion Engineering, awarded by the NACE Foundation, for his poster, "Influence of CaCO3-Saturated Aqueous Solutions on CO2 Corrosion of Mild Steel". Hamed has published his findings in Corrosion Science, Corrosion, and the Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering. He recently started a position with Occidental Petroleum.

Picture above (L to R): Dr. Timothy J. Cyders, Dr. David Young, Dr. Srdjan Nesic, Juan Dominguez, Dr. Katherine Cimatu and Dr. Marc Singer.
Picture below (L to R): Dr. David Young, Dr. Jason Trembly, Dr. Srdjan Nesic, Dr. Travis White, Hamed Mansoori, Dr. Lauren McMills and Dr. Marc Singer.

ICMT's Application Engineer Arkopaul Sarkar Defends Ph.D

Arkopaul Sarkar successfully defended his dissertation, "Semantic Agent Based Manufacturing Process Planning for Distributed Cloud Environment" on December 3rd. His advisor was Professor Dusan Sormaz in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering. His research focused on building a manufacturing planning system, which can generate alternative process plans for a given product design by automatically discovering and selecting necessary machines and tools from a pool of distributed manufacturing resources, offered as services in a cloud environment. During his doctoral studies, Arkopaul published 3 peer-reviewed journal papers, one book chapter and more than 12 conference papers. He is currently working as an Application Engineer in ICMT, responsible for developing corrosion and flow-related software including MULTICORPTM and FREECORPTM.

Dr. Ron Latanision's visit to ICMT

Dr. Ron Latanision, Senior Fellow at Exponent and Emeritus Professor at MIT, visited the ICMT and provided a lecture for the students and staff as part of the NACE Ohio University Student Section activities. In his presentation entitled "The Politics and Engineering of Nuclear Waste Management", Dr. Latanision discussed the technical and social challenges that must be addressed related to the management of the nuclear waste that currently exists in the United States. Picture above (L to R): Dr. Srdjan Nesic and Dr. Ron Latanision with NACE Student Section Chairman, Fazlollah Madani Sani.

NACE 2019 Poster Award Research Letter

Hamed Mansoori's NACE 2019 Poster Award Research Letter, "CO2 Corrosion of Mild Steel Exposed to CaCO3-Saturated Aqueous Solutions", is now published in "Corrosion" This is in recognition of him winning the Mars Fontana poster award in Corrosion Engineering at CORROSION 2019. The published work represents a portion of his PhD research into the effect of calcium and magnesium ions, ubiquitous cations present in oilfield brines, on CO2 corrosion of mild steel. He has now published 4 journal papers on his findings in Corrosion Science, Journal of Natural Gas Science & Engineering, and Corrosion. He will be presenting a concluding paper from his PhD research about the effect of calcium and magnesium cations, and their carbonate scales, on CO2 corrosion at CORROSION 2020 in Houston. Hamed is now a Corrosion Prevention Engineer with Occidental Petroleum and will be defending his dissertation in December.

First Defense of Fall 2019 for Claudia Prieto

Claudia Prieto Nieto successfully defended her MS thesis on September 17, 2019; the first of several ICMT defenses scheduled for the semester. Her research topic was the "Mechanical Characteristics and Adherence of Corrosion Products on Mild Steel", where she focused on using nanoindentation and scratch testing to characterize the adhesive and cohesive characteristics of FeCO3, FeS, CaCO3 and FexCayCO3 on a X65 pipeline steel. Her research has implications for both localized corrosion and black powder formation. During her time in ICMT, she also performed research on the corrosion of additively manufactured 316L stainless steel specimens. This work was recognized when she won the Mars Fontana poster award category, for Corrosion Engineering, at NACE2018. Her resultant invited research letter on this topic, "Investigation of Pitting Corrosion Initiation and Propagation of a Type 316L Stainless Steel Manufactured by the Direct Metal Laser Sintering Process", is currently the 10th most viewed paper of 2019 in the journal Corrosion. Claudia is currently developing ICMT's capabilities in Electron Backscatter Diffraction during the remainder of the semester. Her research has been conducted within our "Black Powder" project, funded by the Petroleum Institute, and the Corrosion Center JIP.

ICMT Student Wins the Corrosion Division Morris Cohen Graduate Student Award 2019

Aria Kahyarian, a recently graduated phD student of ICMT, won the Corrosion Division Morris Cohen Graduate Student Award 2019 from the Electrochemical Society (ECS) in recognition of his outstanding graduate research in the field of corrosion science. This award is intended to encourage especially promising researchers to remain active in the field after their graduate research is completed.

New Position - Postodoctoral Research Associate

Institute for Corrosion and Multiphase Technology (ICMT) at Ohio University invites applications for the full-time Postdoctoral Research Associate. Research expertise in the area of CO2/H2S corrosion as related to oil and gas production and transportation as well as CO2 capture, sequestration and storage is required. For more details and to submit an application go to:Link.

A Recent Molecular Simulation Paper Published by ICMT Team

ICMT's molecular simulation group led by Dr. Sumit Sharma recently published a journal paper in using classical molecular simulations to study adsorption, aggregation, and self-assembly of corrosion inhibitor molecules on metal surfaces via two different approaches. These simulations provide some new insights in deciphering the behavior of physical system from nanoscale. The results from this study are useful in developing better strategies to design and deploy corrosion inhibitors for field applications (A video about this paper from Dr. Sharma).

ICMT Student Receives 1st Prize at 2019 Ohio University Student Expo

ICMT's PhD student Fazlollah Madani Sani won 1st Prize in his poster session (ChemBioEng 3) at the 2019 Ohio University Student Expo. His poster was titled "An Experimental Investigation on the Effect of Salt Concentration on Uniform CO2 Corrosion" (link to the poster). Capping an eventful quarter, Fazlollah also presented his review papers (link 1 and link 2) about the famous API RP 14E erosional velocity equation at two conferences: CORROSION2019 in Nashville, TN and Wear of Materials2019 in Miami, FL (link to the presentation).

ICMT Student Wins the G.E. and G. V. Smith Memorial Engineering Award

ICMT's PhD student Fazlollah Madani Sani won the Gustavus Edward and Gladys V. Smith Memorial Engineering Award (a fellowship of $7000) as the 2019 outstanding full-time Chemical Engineering PhD student in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Ohio University. He received his award from Department Chair Dr. Valerie Young at the Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ College of Engineering and Technology Student Awards Banquet on April 7th 2019.

ICMT Students Recognized with Top Awards at NACE 2019

Our students Hamed and Yuan won two top prizes for their posters at NACE out of 120 posters that were exhibited:

Corrosion Center JIP Spring Advisory Board Meeting

The Corrosion Center Joint Industry Project (CC JIP) semi-annual advisory board meeting was held on March 19th and 20th, 2019. At the meeting were 18 representatives from 12 of the 16 sponsoring companies, along with our students, adjunct professors, faculty and staff (as pictured above). During the 2-day event, there were 19 presentations covering research related to sweet corrosion mechanisms, sour corrosion mechanisms, modeling of inhibition mechanisms, reviews of inhibitor studies, and molecular modeling. The meeting was very productive with open discussions between all attendees on each presented topic. At the end of the meeting, representatives commended the students for their ability to provide high-quality presentations with good literature reviews and a clear path forward.

ICMT Team Publishes a Paper in Special CORROSION Journal 75th Anniversary Issue

NACE is beginning the celebrations of CORROSION Journal 75th anniversary, by presenting a special issue dedicated to the contributions made by the Editorial Board. This issue highlights just a fraction of their expertise as showcased through some of their latest research. Dr. S. Nesic, member of the CORROSION Journal Editorial Board, coauthored a paper presented in this special issue, together with Dr. Sumit Sharma and graduate students: Xueying Ko, Yathish Kurapati and Himanshu Singh, all from the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. Congratulations.

Russ Professor of Chemical Engineering Srdjan Nesic Joins
President Duane Nellis and the Ohio University Delegation in a Visit to Malaysia

Dr. Nesic was part of the presidential delegation to Malaysia in December 2018. One of the primary purposes of the trip was for the 10th Distinguished Tun Abdul Razak Lecture in Kuala Lumpur. Together with President Nellis, College of Business Dean Hugh Sherman and Vice President for University Advancement Nico Karagosian, Dr. Nesic had a meeting with the Petronas Chairman of the Board: Datuk Ahmad Nizam Salleh to discuss collaboration. Malaysian national oil and gas company Petronas is a long term sponsor of research at the Institute for Corrosion and Multiphase Technology. Read more about the visit here.


December MSChE Defense for Kevin Blake

Kevin Blake has successfully defended his thesis on December 18th 2018. Kevin's thesis topic is Experimental Characterization and Modeling of Wettability in Two-Phase Oil/Water flow in the Annular Flume Apparatus. His research is focused on the hydrodynamic characterization of the annular flume apparatus, which is designed to simulate pipeline flow in a small-scale setting, making experimentation of oil/water two-phase flow more timely and efficient than traditional testing. In this study, Kevin performed numerical modeling of single phase flow in the annular flume to produce computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulations which were then validated with experimental hydrodynamic measurements; namely, tangential velocity, wall shear stress, and phase wetting. The results of the CFD simulations were used to visualize the flow characteristics in the annular flume and to modify a key parameter of the water wetting model developed by the ICMT. Kevin is currently working as a Product Engineer with Stirling Technology Inc., Athens OH.


December PhD Defense for Yuan Ding

Yuan Ding has successfully defended his dissertation on December 10th 2018. Yuan's dissertation topic was Mechanistic Understanding of CO2 Corrosion Inhibition at Elevated Temperatures. His dissertation was under the supervision of Professor Marc Singer. Yuan's research was focused on the role of high temperature on the corrosion behavior with the presence of corrosion inhibitor. The results of this research highlighted the importance of considering the formation of corrosion products when developing inhibition strategy at elevated temperatures. It was observed that the formation of Fe3O4 corrosion product at elevated temperatures has a critical role in the performance of inhibitors. The corrosion rate was dominated by the development of Fe3O4 at 150oC if the inhibitor was injected after a short period of pre-corrosion (30 minutes). However, with further limiting the formation of corrosion product, the inhibitor can still decrease the corrosion rate, although poorly, at 150oC . The work also enabled the development of appropriate experimental setups and procedures to evaluate accurately inhibitor performances at high temperatures. This brought in a significant improvement in the understanding of corrosion inhibition at elevated temperatures, elucidating some aspects of inhibition performance that had been overlooked, and allowing better corrosion management strategies for high temperature applications. Yuan is currently looking for job opportunities in both industry and academics.


December PhD Defense for Ezechukwu Anyanwu

Ezechukwu Anyanwu has successfully defended his dissertation on December 14th 2018. Ezechukwu's dissertation topic was The Effect of Flow on the Development and Retention of Iron Sulfide Corrosion Product Layers. His research is focused on the impact of flow on the development and retention of iron sulfide corrosion product layers. In his study, he developed two experimental setups which were used to generate flow conditions required for his corrosion studies. The flow related mass transfer rates and wall shear stress in these systems were also characterized using electrochemical method and computational fluid dynamic (CFD) technique, respectively. He went ahead to study the impact of iron carbide on the development of iron sulfide layers, and also the impact flow on the development and retention of these corrosion product layers. Results from this study suggests that iron carbides not only influences the morphology of the iron sulfide layers developed, it is also critical to the overall protectiveness of the layers especially in high fluid velocity conditions. Ezechukwu has a conference paper accepted for NACE 2019 and four journal publications in preparation. He accepted an Associate position in the Materials & Corrosion Engineering practice at Exponent, Menlo Park CA.


October PhD Defense for Ru Jia

Ru Jia has successfully defended his dissertation on October 12th 2018. Jia's dissertation topic was Mechanisms of Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion Caused by Corrosive Biofilms and its Mitigation Using Enhanced Biocide Treatment. His advisor was Professor Tingyue Gu. Jia's research was focused on microbiologically influenced corrosion (MIC) mechanisms and mitigation at the Institute for Corrosion and Multiphase Technology, Ohio University. He proved that H2S is not the primary contributing factor in carbon steel MIC by sulfate reducing bacteria (SRB). Sulfate reducing archaeon (SRA) was confirmed to be corrosive against C1018 carbon steel at 80oC because SRA can utilize extracellular electrons for sulfate respiration just like SRB. He also showed that a nature-inspired anti-biofilm peptide at ppb (w/w) levels are found in lab tests to enhance a popular commercial biocide in treating a corrosive oilfield biofilm consortium on C1018 carbon steel. During his doctoral study, he has published more than 20 peer-reviewed journal papers with 14 of them first-authored. Ru is currently working as a postdoctoral research scientist at Texas A&M University.


October PhD Defense for Aria Kahyarian

Aria Kahyarian has successfully defended his dissertation in October 2018. Aria's dissertation topic was Mechanism and Prediction of Mild Steel Corrosion in Aqueous Solutions Containing Carboxylic Acids, Carbon Dioxide, and Hydrogen Sulfide. His PhD research was aimed to answer one of long-lasting questions in pipeline corrosion of mild steel: How CO2, H2S and carboxylic acids affect the aqueous corrosion of mild steel? He initiated a kinematic investigation of the electrochemical behavior of mild steel in such environment. Using polarization data along with detailed quantitative analysis based on comprehensive mathematical models, he showed that neither carbonic acid nor hydrogen sulfide or carboxylic acid are electrochemically reduced during the corrosion process. His findings showed that all these species act merely as buffers at the vicinity of the metal surface. This process, which is referred to as "buffering effect", is demonstrated to be the cause of the accelerated corrosion in presence of these species. The buffering effect was shown to be an inherent property of any weak acid. The results and discussions developed during this investigation introduced a new perspective to the corrosion of mild. He showed that all the above mentioned corrosion scenarios are in fact example of one generic corrosion mechanism: aqueous corrosion in presence of weak acids. Aria showed that the severity of the effect of a weak acid on mild steel corrosion can be readily predicted based on its chemical properties, and introduced a grouping on that basis, in order from higher to lower aggressivity: strongly buffering weak acids with pKa below 5 such as carbonic acid and acetic acid, mildly buffering weak acids with pKa between 11 and 5, such as hydrogen sulfide and bicarbonate ion, and on-buffering weak acids with pKa above 11, like water and hydrogen bisulfide. The findings of Aria's research are collected in eight peer-reviewed journal publications, with four more in preparation. He is currently with Apple.



Given the great popularity of FREECORPTM 1.0, which was launched in 2008, we are now releasing the second version, FREECORPTM 2.0. In the past 10 years, FREECORPTM 1.0 has been downloaded over 10,000 times by users from all over the world. Since 2008, we have received feedback and suggestions from more than 250 users. Those messages made us realized that there are features that we could have implemented better. Moreover, our understanding of the physicochemical phenomena underlying this type of corrosion has improved significantly over the past decade and we wanted to bring all that back to the FREECORP community. This has led us to development of FREECORPTM 2.0 and several main improvements were made in FREECORPTM 2.0 over FREECORPTM 1.0.
The installer of FREECORPTM 2.0 is now available for download here. The instructions for installing and using the software can be found here. Please send us your feedback and comments at freecorp@ohio.edu.


New Position - Postodoctoral Research Associate

Institute for Corrosion and Multiphase Technology (ICMT) at Ohio University invites applications for the full-time Postdoctoral Research Associate. Research expertise in the area of CO2/H2S corrosion as related to oil and gas production and transportation as well as CO2 capture, sequestration and storage is required. For more details and to submit an application go to: Link.


ICMT Researchers in Argentina

Dr. Nesic and Dr. Paolinelli have visited Buenos Aires, Argentina in October 2018 where they presented their research at the Latincorr 2018 conference, the biggest annual corrosion forum in Latin America. Dr. Nesic presented an invited lecture: CAUSES AND MECHANISMS OF LOCALIZED CORROSION OF MILD STEEL IN CO2/H2S AQUEOUS ENVIRONMENTS while Dr. Paolinelli presented a lecture titled: STUDY OF FLOW EFFECTS ON CO2 CORROSION OF CARBON STEEL USING A THIN CHANNEL FLOW CELL.
Dr. Nesic also visited the Instituto de Tecnologia Sabato, which is a part of the Universidad Nacional de San Martin and Comision Nacional de Energia Atomica in Buenos Aires. At the invitation of the local student section of NACE, he presented a lecture : A COMPREHENSIVE MODEL OF MILD STEEL CORROSION IN WEAK ACIDS.


Again in the Top 20

NACE?s flagship journal, Corrosion, has announced a list of its most viewed papers in 2018. (Link to the webpage)
It includes the ICMT paper: Effect of High Temperature on the Aqueous H2S Corrosion of Mild Steel by Shujun Gao, Peng Jin, Bruce Brown, David Young, Srdjan Nesic, and Marc Singer, which was published as a NACE 2017 Poster Award Research Letter. (Link to the Article). The paper is based on Shujun Gao?s doctoral research (Link to the thesis.) Shujun is currently engaged as a post-doctoral research scientist at Rice University, Houston, TX.


Corrosion Center Joint Industry Project (CC JIP) Advisory Board Meeting

The CC JIP advisory board members met in Athens for the semi-annual review of new research on October 9-11. The meeting had over 40 attendees that included 12 representatives from 10 of the 16 sponsoring companies plus 3 adjunct professors with industrial experience. Over the 2 ˝ day meeting, there were 14 student research presentations, a guest presentation from two of our sponsoring company representatives, a NACE student OU section meeting, and the MULTICORPTM workshop. This year's opening ceremonies also included a word from the Vice President of University Advancement and President & CEO of the Ohio University Foundation, Mr. Nico Karagosian. The photo shows all of the faculty, staff, students, and industry representatives who attended the meeting.


ICMT Student Received Graduate Student Book Award at NACE 2018

ICMT PhD student Ru Jia received the Graduate Student Book Award, given by the NACE Foundation at NACE 2018

A Big Night for ICMT at the Awards Banquet at NACE

ICMT staff and students had great visibility at the NACE International conference in Phoenix and collected some of the biggest awards. They presented 20+ papers, 15+ posters, the ICMT alumni presented another 8 papers and chaired 6 sessions, grad students Juan Dominguez Olivo and Claudia Prieto won two of the three top prizes for their posters and Dr. Nesic won the prestigious Whitney Award for contribution to corrosion science. This most successful year at NACE finished for the ICMT folk at the NACE Awards Banquet dinner, where Dr, Nesic received his award and gave a short speech thanking for all the support by his students, alumni and staff, his family and NACE, and looking forward to even bigger successes with the new generations.

ICMT Students Receive Top Awards at NACE 2018

Our students Juan and Claudia won two out of the three top prizes for their posters at NACE out of 146 posters that were exhibited:

See more about this in the related Nace 2018
See more about this in the related Russ College of Engineering and Technology story

Professor Srdjan Nesic Explains Pipeline Corrosion in his 2018 W. R. Whitney Award Lecture

Professor Srdjan Nesic presented his lecture "Uniform and Localized Corrosion of Mild Steel in CO2/H2S Aqueous Environments?Mechanisms and Models" at his Willis Rodney Whitney Award Lecture during the NACE2018 Corrosion Conference. As one of the highest honors one can receive from NACE, the 2018 W. R. Whitney Award went to Dr. Nesic to honor the significant contributions he has been made to corrosion science. Previous recipients include H.H. Uhlig (1951), M. Pourbaix (1969), D. Macdonald (1992), and J. Frankel (2015). Link to news article. A link to the copy of the Whitney award presentation

New Position - Postdoctoral Research Associate

The Russ College of Engineering and Technology Institute for Corrosion and Multiphase Technology (ICMT) at Ohio University invites applications for the full-time, benefits eligible position of Postdoctoral Research Associate. This is a one-year, grant funded appointment which may be renewed for an additional year dependent upon performance and continued funding.
The individual will be working in the area of CO2/H2S corrosion as related to oil and gas production and transportation as well as CO2 capture, sequestration and storage. The candidate must have earned doctorate in Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, or closely related field.
Application should apply to the Link, or send a document containing a cover letter describing research experience and interests, resume/curriculum vitae, and names and contact information for references to Dr. Srdjan Nesic (nesic@ohio.edu). Review of applications will begin immediately until this position is filled.

Professor Srdjan Nesic to Receive the Willis Rodney Whitney Award
at the NACE 2018 Corrosion Conference

The Willis Rodney Whitney Award is one of the highest honors one can receive from NACE, given in recognition of significant contributions to corrosion science. Awarded since 1947, past recipients include H.H. Uhlig (1951), M. Pourbaix (1969), D. Macdonald (1992), and J. Frankel (2015), to mention just a few. Professor Srdjan Nesic will receive this award at NACE Corrosion Conference and Expo 2018 held in Phoenix, AZ, April 15-19, to honor his distinguished contributions in the area of corrosion, related to oil and gas production, and in recognition of how he has elucidated the roles of CO2 and H2S in corrosion of mild steel pipelines. His models and their associated software packages, FREECORPTMULTICORPTM, are widely used in both industry and academia to predict corrosion under a range of conditions encountered in oil and gas production.

Prior to joining Ohio University as a Professor of Chemical Engineering and Director of Institute for Corrosion and Multiphase Technology in 2002, Dr. Nesic was a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, a Principal Research Scientist in the Institute for Energy Technology, Kjeller, Norway, and a research scientist at the Vincha Nuclear Institute, Belgrade, Yugoslavia. Link to NACE award page

Faculty High Fives; Goes to Associate Director for Research for ICMT Yoon-Seok Choi

Faculty High Fives is a weekly social media series highlighting OHIO experts featured in the news as they raise the University's profile, shaping national dialogue and perception on a variety of important issues. It goes to Dr. Yoon-Seok Choi this week to discuss the reasons that could cause pipelines to corrode after the nation?s largest uncontrolled natural gas leak was reported in California. Link to the discussion

Two recent publications by ICMT's MIC research group led by Prof. Tingyue Gu
are most downloaded articles in the last 90 days in their respective Elsevier journals

Two recent publications by ICMT's MIC research group led by Prof. Tingyue Gu are most downloaded articles in the last 90 days in their respective Elsevier journals:
  • Jia, R., Tan, J., Jin, P., Blackwood, D., Xu, D., Gu, T. (2018). Effects of biogenic H2S on the microbiologically influenced corrosion of C1018 carbon steel by sulfate reducing Desulfovibrio vulgaris biofilm. Corrosion Science; 130: 1-11

  • Jia, R., Yang, D., Xu, D., Gu, T. (2017). Electron transfer mediators accelerated the microbiologically influence corrosion against carbon steel by nitrate reducing Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilm. Bioelectrochemistry; 118: 38 - 46

Elsevier journals has disclosed that the publication by the ICMT Staff Luciano Paolinelli
has been one of the most downloaded articles in the last months

A recent publication by the ICMT Staff Luciano Paolinelli has been one of the most downloaded articles in the last months as can be read on the journal web page:
  • Characterization of droplet sizes in large scale oil water flow downstream from a globe valve. Link to the article.

ICMT's MIC research group led by Prof. Tingyue Gu scores three most cited articles
since 2013, in their respective Elsevier journals

The Ohio University Institute for Corrosion and Multiphase Technology's MIC research group led by Prof. Tingyue Gu scores three most cited articles since 2013 in Corrosion Science, International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation and Bioelectrochemistry:
  • Laboratory investigation of microbiologically influenced corrosion of C1018 carbon steel by nitrate reducing bacterium Bacillus licheniformis ,Corrosion Science, Volume 77, Issue , December 2013, Pages 385-390,Dake Xu, Yingchao Li, Fengmei Song, Tingyue Gu

  • Carbon source starvation triggered more aggressive corrosion against carbon steel by the Desulfovibrio vulgaris biofilm,International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation, Volume 91, January 2014, Pages 74-81,Dake Xu, Tingyue Gu

  • Electron mediators accelerate the microbiologically influenced corrosion of 304 stainless steel by the Desulfovibrio vulgaris biofilm,Bioelectrochemistry, Volume 101, January 2015, Pages 14-21,Peiyu Zhang, Dake Xu, Yingchao Li, Ke Yang, Tingyue Gu


    The Corrosion Center Joint Industry (CC JIP) Spring Advisory Board Meeting will be held in Athens, Ohio, this spring.
    The CC JIP meeting will be held on March 14, 15, & 16, 2023 at the Institute for Corrosion and Multiphase Technology building.
    Contact Dr. Bruce Brown for more information.


















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