Research Fellow in Corrosion Science and Engineering

University of Leeds

Leeds, United Kingdom

Job posting number: #7247421 (Ref:EPSME1166)

Posted: May 24, 2024

Job Description

Do you have a strong technical background in Corrosion Science and Engineering? Are you interested in working with industry to develop methodologies to understand corrosion inhibition mechanisms through the application of surfactants?

This project focuses on the development and implementation of novel technologies to improve the understanding of corrosion processes in CO2-containing aqueous media, as well as associated methods of corrosion control via the use of surfactant-based chemistries. The study builds on successful work at the University of Leeds where we have developed methods to understand role and performance of corrosion inhibitors in suppressing both general and localised corrosion of carbon steel across a variety of demanding corrosive environments.

The aim of the study is to advance existing methods developed over the course of previous PhD projects to provide a deeper insight into processes influencing the performance of inhibitors in mitigating general and localised corrosion. Specific attention is directed towards the presence of corrosion products/mineral scale deposits and the role they pay in initiating/accelerating localised attack in the presence and absence of inhibitors.

The project will involve the use of corrosion test cells, electrochemical measurement and the development/implementation of new methodologies using a rotating cylinder electrode/under deposit test cells.

What we offer in return

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Dr Richard Barker, Professor in Corrosion Science and Engineering

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 2206 or email: [email protected] 


Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Engineering & Physical Sciences
School/Institute:  School of Mechanical Engineering
Section:  Institute of Functional Surfaces
Category:  Research
Grade:  Grade 7
Salary:  £37,099 to £44,263 p.a.
Working Time:  37.5 hours per week
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (Up to 18 months - to complete specific time limited work)
Release Date:  Thursday 23 May 2024
Closing Date:  Sunday 16 June 2024
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  EPSME1166

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Job posting number:#7247421 (Ref:EPSME1166)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:University of Leeds
United Kingdom
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