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NACE Corrosion 2019 Conference and Expo

Exhibitions 25-28 March 2019

Experts from TWI will be at the world’s largest corrosion conference and exposition when we attend NACE International’s event in Nashville, Tennessee. The event welcomes more than 6,000 corrosion engineers, scientists, researchers, technicians, asset owners, inspectors, and other professionals from over 60 countries across the world, offering the chance to gain technical information, exchange knowledge and connect with industry experts and peers working on the prevention and mitigation of corrosion worldwide.

TWI will also be present at the Exhibition – please visit us at STAND 1510 at the following times:

  • Monday, March 25 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Tuesday, March 26 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Wednesday, March 27 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Thursday, March 28 from 9 a.m. to Noon

TWI staff will also be presenting the following papers at the conference which runs alongside the exhibition.

Presented by: Kasra Sotoudeh:

'Ferrite measurements in duplex stainless steels', B Holmes, M Gittos, K Sotoudeh, M Dodge, TWI Ltd. Paper no: C2019-13437

'Hydrogen embrittlement of high-strength precipitation-hardened nickel alloys', M Dodge, K Sotoudeh, M Gittos and D Griffiths, TWI Ltd. Paper no: C2019-13161

Presented by Shiladitya Paul:

'Behaviour of damaged thermally sprayed aluminium (TSA) in aerated and dearated seawater'

'Performance of UNS N06625 weld clad on carbon steel in CO2/H2S environment at 120oC'

'Corrosion of carbon steel in supercritical CO2/H2S and its mitigation using coatings'

Shiladitya Paul will also be chairing the Thermal and Cold Spray Coatings workshop on 27th March.

Find out more about Corrosion 2019 here.


Meet the team

Caroline Young

Programme Manager - Oil, Gas & Petrochemicals at TWI Ltd

Caroline Young is TWI's Programme Manager for the oil and gas industries. She is based at the Cambridge office and provides an interface with oil and gas member companies worldwide.

She is also the Industrial Membership Sector Manager for oil and gas, which she has been involved with for 18 years. However, now she is tasked with managing members on a more technical level and facilitating interactions with TWI's technical groups on, consultancy, research and project work.

Dave Harvey

Technology Fellow - Surface Engineering

Dave Harvey is Technology Fellow for Surface Engineering in TWI's Materials Group and has specialised in thermal spraying and other coating technologies for over 20 years. For the last 10 years, his work has included focus on the cold spray technology and its industrial application, involving studies related to  process equipment, powder feedstock development and the characterisation and testing of cold spray deposited materials.

Kasra Sotoudeh

Manager - Stainless Steels & Non-Ferrous Alloys Section, TWI

Kasra Sotoudeh joined TWI in 2011. Prior to his appointment at TWI, Kasra worked as a research associate at the University of Manchester's Materials Science Centre where he also completed his MSc and PhD in Metallurgy and Metal Forming (2008). 

Kasra has published a number of papers and presented them both in the UK and internationally.  He has led projects on a wide range of topics, from rapid turn-round failure investigations to long-term R&D programmes for individual companies and governmental programmes in the oil and gas, power generation, heavy engineering and transport sectors.

He also manages and conducts single and joint industrial research projects related to materials selection, e.g. microstructure, property relationships, failure analysis, welding metallurgy and fabrication cracking. He also possesses expertise in, service performance and failure, corrosion, creep, fracture and resistance, and environmentally assisted cracking of metallic materials with emphasis on stainless steels and non-ferrous alloys (i.e. nickel and titanium).

Shiladitya Paul

Research and Product Development Programme Manager – Materials

Shiladitya Paul joined TWI’s Surface Engineering Section in 2008 after graduating with PhD in Materials Science and Metallurgy as a Gates Scholar from the University of Cambridge, UK. He is currently the Research and Product Development Programme Manager of Materials Group. He has published over 60 technical papers in the field of coatings and corrosion, and has also authored several book chapters. He is the member of the editorial board of several international journals and a peer-reviewer for several publishers. He is also the vice-chair of the European Federation of Corrosion Working Party 9 (Marine Corrosion).

Marie-Eleni Mitzithra

Senior Project Leader Technology

Marie-Eleni joined TWI on October 2014 as a Corrosion Engineer. Principal studies were carried out on electrochemistry and materials. Marie-Eleni's PhD thesis was carried out on the detection of corrosion of steel reinforcement embedded in concrete. At TWI Marie-Eleni has been working on projects related to the corrosion performance of ferrous and non ferrous alloys (Al, claddings etc) ie failure investigations, electrochemical and exposure testing of materials in different environments (ie sweet, sour, seawater), etc.

Chris Miller

Laboratory Manager - TES

Chris currently manages TWI's laboratory facility in Houston after transferring from TWI UK Headquarters in early 2015. Chris is a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Texas, and has worked primarily in forensic metallurgy and failure analysis since joining TWI in 2010.

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