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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, FREECORPTM and MULTICORPTM, 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



December Defenses for Yathish Kurapati and Saba Navabzadeh Esmaeely

December 2017 saw two defenses in ICMT, Yathish Kurapati (MS) and Saba Navabzadeh Esmaeely (PhD). Yathish thesis work was based on: A Molecular Dynamics Study to Understand Behavior of Corrosion Inhibitors in Bulk Aqueous Phase and Near Metal-Water Interface. This project, with its focus on molecular modelling, is a first for ICMT; his advisor was Research Associate Professor David Young working in close collaboration with Assistant Professor Sumit Sharma. Saba's dissertation was on Galvanic Localized Corrosion of Mild Steel under Iron Sulfide Corrosion Product Layers. Her advisor was Professor Srdjan Nesic.

Yathish modelled the aggregation and adsorption characteristics of imidazolinium-type model corrosion inhibitors using molecular dynamics (MD) tools. The effect of hydrophobic alkyl tail length on diffusion properties and on micelle formation was investigated using atomistic simulations. Adsorption of an inhibitor molecule at infinite dilution and of a micelle of inhibitor molecules on a metal surface was investigated by computing free energy profiles of adsorption using Umbrella sampling. A key finding was that adsorption of single inhibitor molecules was found to be a spontaneous process without any free energy barrier, while the adsorption of a micelle comprised of inhibitor molecules required an external energy input of 18 kJ/mole. He also performed research in ICMT's NAP-JIP and has a conference paper accepted for NACE2018 on Corrosion Behavior of Naphthenic Acids Isolated from Vacuum Gas Oil Fractions.

Saba's research focus was to establish physicochemical scenarios where localized corrosion should be eS containing environments, utilizing experimental findings at the Institute for Corrosion and Multiphase Technology, Ohio University. She hypothesized that any disruption leading to a discontinuity of a corrosion product layer results in initiation of localized corrosion, where a galvanic coupling between the underlying steel and the conductive iron sulfide layer would lead to propagation of localized corrosion via a galvanic effect at an enhanced rate. This hypothesis was investigated based on five case studies. In all cases, localized corrosion was observed confirming the proposed mechanism. She has five peer-reviewed publications from her doctoral work, with two more in preparation, and was recognized by NACE by winning their Outstanding Student Award for 2017. She will commence a post-doctoral position at Ohio State University in January.



ICMT Students Roberto Ruiz and Maria Di Bonaventura Furno
attend Commencement on December 16th, 2017

After both graduating with a MS degree in Chemical Engineering from Ohio University, Roberto Ruiz (MS 2017) and Maria Di Bonaventura Furno (MS 2017) came back to Athens on December 16th to attend Commencement. They can be seen in the picture in full academic regalia with their advisor Dr. Mark Singer.
Roberto Ruiz investigated the effect of monoethylene glycol (MEG) on CO2 corrosion mechanisms. Roberto conducted a comprehensive series of experiments in glass cell over a wide range of conditions: temperature 30oC 80ºC, of MEG content from 40, 85wt. % and of pH 3.5 - 6 at atmospheric pressure for solutions saturated with CO2 and N2, respectively. Roberto used Electrochemical techniques such as linear polarization resistance (LPR), electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS), and potentiodynamic sweeps were used to obtain corrosion rates, mixed potential (Ecorr), current density (Icorr), Tafel slopes and limiting currents. The main findings were that the dissolution of iron was retarded with increasing glycol content in solution, inferring that MEG directly affect the kinetics of the anodic reaction. The effect of MEG on the net cathodic reaction, impacting both charge transfer and limiting current, seemed to be directly related to changes in solution chemistry and properties. Roberto then identified all the necessary changes in physical and electrochemical parameters needed for further implementation to the ICMT flag ship inhouse corrosion prediction software FREECORP. Roberto is now a Senior Process Engineer for the Indianapolis Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient Division at Eli Lilly.

Maria Di Bonaventura Furno investigated the effect of flow on the formation of iron carbonate and the influence of the exposed iron carbide layer. Experiments were divided in relation to three different sets of tasks focusing on high initial saturation values, low and constant saturation values, and high velocity experiments. With high initial saturation values (S(FeCO3) = 150), it was found that as the fluid velocity increased, there was less attachment of FeCO3, with the highest velocity of 2.0 m/s (wall shear stress of 7 Pa) showing no FeCO3 formation/attachment on the metal surface. With low and constant saturation values, it was observed that the carbon content and microstructure (distribution of iron carbide [Fe3C]) have a strong effect on the results with the ferritic-pearlitic steel clearly favoring FeCO3 precipitation. A critical velocity for Fe3C removal was clearly identified, which further inhibited formation of FeCO3, although it is fully expected that its value should depend on the operating conditions. Maria has a conference paper accepted for NACE2018 and she is now a Process engineer in the BP Global Projects Organization.




Srdjan Nesic Appointed as an Adjunct Professor at Curtin University, Perth Australia

Dr. Srdjan Nesic was appointed as an Adjunct Professor at Curtin University, Perth, Australia for the period 2017 - 2020. He will be working towards strengthening the collaboration between our Institute for Corrosion and Multiphase Flow Technology (ICMT) and Curtin's Corrosion Engineering Industry Centre's (CCEIC) . The two research centers will jointly explore new government and industry funding sources to foster this collaboration. Dr. Nesic is expected to contribute to development of CCEIC's teaching programs, and will help advise/guide PhD students, facilitate exchange programs (academia and students) between CCEIC and ICMT, with a goal of broadening the scope of joint activities.



Fall 2017 Advisory Board Meeting


The October meeting of the Corrosion Center JIP Advisory Board had 13 attendees that included 8 representatives from 7 of the 16 sponsoring companies plus guest speakers and Adjunct Professors. Over the 2 ½ day meeting, there were 15 student research presentations, and three guest speaker presentations from Mike Joosten, Bert Pots, and David Blumer. The image above was taken in the ICMT research lab with various flow loops in the background.



Article about ICMT appears in Perspectives Magazine Spring/Summer 2017

Russ Professor Srdjan Nesic, Assistant Professor Marc Singer and Dr. Bruce Brown talk about the research at the ICMT in the new spring/summer 2017 issue of the Perspectives magazine. Link to the magazine.



Dr Bruce Brown and Dr Marc Singer invited as keynote speakers at the Corrosion Technology Forum, held in Dhahran Saudi Arabia, October 2nd - 4th 2017


The event is sponsored by R&D Center / Technical Services Division of Saudi Aramco.



Publication by the ICMT Team makes it to the Top 20
Most Searched and Viewed Articles in the NACE Corrosion Journal

A recent publication by the ICMT team makes it to the Top 20 most searched and viewed articles in the NACE Corrosion Journal. Link to paper



ICMT Faculty, Staff and Students Co-authors Five Chapters in a New Book
"Trends in Oil and Gas Corrosion Research and Technologies"

Trends in Oil and Gas Corrosion Research and Technologies. 1st ed. edited by A. M. El-Sherik was published in June 2017 by Woodhead Publishing. This book presents the most updated reference of emerging trends and developments in oil and gas production and transmission operations. It consists of six parts, and 34 chapters. ICMT faculty members Prof. Srdjan Nesic, and Prof. Marc Singer, one of the adjunct Prof. Dr. Mohsen Achour, a staff member Dr. Bruce Brown and a PhD candidate Aria Kahyarian wrote five chapters of the book. Below is the list of the names of authors and list of titles of the five chapters:

  • Part III: Corrosion Mechanisms: Current Knowledge, Gaps and Future Research CO2 Corrosion of mild steel by Aria Kahyarian, Mohsen Achour and Srdjan Nesic
  • Under Deposit Corrosion by Bruce Brown and Jeremy Moloney
  • Top-of-the-Line corrosion by Marc Singer
  • Part VI: Advancements in Modeling and Prediction Top-of-the-Line corrosion by Marc Singer
  • Mathematical Modeling of Uniform CO2 Corrosion by Aria Kahyarian, Mohsen Achour and Srdjan Nesic



ICMT Student Saba Navabzadeh Esmaeely Selected to Attend
NACE International Leadership Program 2017

Saba Navabzadeh Esmaeely a PhD candidate at the Institute was among few applicants selected to attend NACE International Leadership Program 2017. The Program took place on June 20-23, 2017, in Houston, Texas. The Program aims at ascending participants into leaders and trains the participants in such areas of leadership as:
  • Strategic Thinking and Planning
  • Awareness of Current & Future Industry Trends
  • Association Management & Governance
  • Coaching and Developing Others
  • Interpersonal Relationship Skills
  • Influencing with Impact

Saba successfully completed the program and stated that, I believe the NACE International Leadership Program is an extraordinary opportunity for emerging leaders. I feel humbled to have had the opportunity to attend the training with a group of future leaders and learn from others. I admire the experience and dedication of the current leaders who have invested their time to provide this training and I share their vision of protecting the environment and contributing to the wellbeing of human beings. Thanks to the the program, I feel that I am better equipped to work towards the realization of this shared vision.



ICMT Students Receive Top Awards at NACE 2017

Four graduate students from the Institute for Corrosion and Multiphase Technology (ICMT) have received top awards from at NACE International corrosion conference in New Orleans:
  • PhD student Saba Navabzadeh Esmaeely received the Outstanding Student Award, given by the NACE Foundation.

  • PhD student Shujun Gao won the best poster award in the Marcel Pourbaix Category for corrosion science.

  • PhD student Aria Kahyarian received the Graduate Student Book Award, given by the NACE Foundation.

  • MS student Yathish Kurapati won the Outstanding Student Poster Award from the NACE committee focusing on petroleum refining and gas processing.

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ICMT Hosts Corrosion Faculty from the University of Science & Technology, Beijing


After attending NACE2017 in New Orleans, corrosion faculty Xiaogang Li, Dawei Zhang, Zhiyong Liu and Cuiwei Du, of the University of Science & Technology Beijing?s Corrosion & Protection Center took a side trip to visit ICMT. They are leading one of the largest and most successful corrosion research groups in China and their recently published research includes papers on stress corrosion cracking, coatings, cathodic protection, spectroscopic characterization of corrosion products, microbiologically influenced corrosion, and microstructural effects on corrosion. In addition to a lab tour, they discussed a wide range of research and corrosion topics with ICMT faculty.
Current PhD students Shujun Gao and Yuan Ding, researching H2S corrosion and corrosion inhibition, respectively, are both alumni of University of Science & Technology Beijing.



Spring 2017 CC-JIP Advisory Board Meeting


March 21st & 23rd saw the ICMT host the sponsors of the CC-JIP advisory board meeting. Representatives from Baker Hughes, BP, Chevron, Clariant, CNOOC, ConocoPhillips, DNV, ExxonMobil, Oxy, Shell, Sinopec and Wood Group attended or participated online. The technical sessions on day 1 began with research updates on sour corrosion, transitioning to sweet corrosion. The focus of day 2 was corrosion inhibition, with final presentations on microstructural effects and mechanical characterization relating to corrosion product growth/adherence; attendees also previewed the posters ICMT's MS and PhD students will be presenting at NACE2017. The meeting concluded on day 3 with an update on Multicorp development followed by a training session.

Guest lectures were conducted by Sytze Huizinga H2S fugacity and other non-ideal influences on corrosion and Brian Kinsella, Advances in understanding inhibition of CO2 corrosion. Brian, currently affiliated with Curtin University, was previously a Stocker Visiting Professor at Ohio University.



Publication by the ICMT Team Makes it to the Top 20
Most Searched and Viewed Articles in the NACE Corrosion Journal

A recent publication by the ICMT team makes it to the Top 20 most searched and viewed articles in the NACE Corrosion Journal. Link to paper



 
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