Thu, 06 April, 2023
TWI Research and Product Development Programme Manager, Dr Shiladitya Paul is a guest editor on an upcoming edition of Nature Partner Journals’ Materials Degradation journal.
The journal publishes high-quality papers reporting on significant advances in basic and applied research related to the degradation of metallic and non-metallic materials.
Shilditya will be joined as guest editor on the journal by Professor Philippe Refait, the Head of the Department of Physics at the Faculty of Science and Technology at La Rochelle University.
The issue, which has a submission deadline of 31 December 2023, is focusing on the topic of marine corrosion.
Marine corrosion has always been a prominent and active topic in corrosion research, due to the ongoing need to exploit the various and necessary natural resources of the oceans. The combination of chemical, mechanical and biological factors make this a challenging and complex research domain, yet it impacts industries ranging from defence to energy and construction. The need for marine corrosion understanding is more pertinent than ever with the growth of marine-based renewable energy technologies.
Cost mitigation remains an important factor as does the need to create environmentally-friendly anticorrosion techniques and this themed edition of npj Materials Degradation aims to compile significant experimental and theoretical studies investigating the mechanisms of marine corrosion, including the influence of micro-organisms, as well as innovative and environmentally friendly anticorrosion methods specific to marine environments.
Shiladitya and Philippe are welcoming the submission of papers related to marine corrosion and protection of materials, which will join several selected papers from the associated EUROCORR2023 conference.
You can find out more about this upcoming themed publication, here.