About the Editors


Nick Birbilis, PhD
Executive Dean
Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment
Deakin University, Australia

Professor Nick Birbilis has expertise in the area of materials durability, including corrosion, corrosion protection, electrochemical materials science and the design of corrosion resistant light alloys. More broadly, he has worked on materials characterization, and the use of advanced manufacturing for the development of more sustainable and durable materials, including bio-inspired and hybrid materials. Previously he was Head of the Materials Science and Engineering department at Monash University, where he also obtained his PhD and Bachelor's degrees. He has significant editorial experience, having previously been an editor for a number of corrosion-focused journals. 

Stéphane Gin, PhD
Senior Scientist, CEA
French Atomic Energies and Alternatives Energy Commission
Waste Treatment Department
Marcoule site, France

Dr Gin received a Masters degree from Orléans University, France, and a PhD degree from Poitiers University, France. Since 1995, he worked at the French Atomic Energies and Alternatives Energy Commission (CEA) of Marcoule, France, working on nuclear and commercial glass corrosion problems. Since 2001 he has led the 'long term behaviour of HLW glass' group within CEA; a team of 25 people focusing on fundamental and applied issues related to the geological disposal of high-level and intermediate-level waste. From 2012 to 2013 he was a visiting scientist at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA. Dr Gin is also a member of advisory boards on high-level waste management in Belgium, the UK and the USA.

Xiaogang LiXiaogang Li, PhD
University of Science & Technology Beijing
Beijing, China

Xiaogang Li is a Professor at the Institute for Advanced Materials and Technology of University of Science and Technology Beijing (USTB) and also at the Beijing Advanced Innovation Center for Materials Genome Engineering. He is Director of National Materials Corrosion and Protection Data Center of China and Deputy President of Chinese Society for Corrosion and Protection (CSCP). His research interests include atmospheric/soil/marine corrosion, corrosion-resistant steels, and corrosion monitoring and modeling. He is a Fellow of CSCP, EFC and NACE and received the W.R. Whitney Award and the Technical Achievement Award from NACE and two National Science and Technology Progress Awards.

Managing Editor

Ronghua Guo headshotRonghua Guo, PhD

Ronghua obtained her PhD degree in Geology from Nanjing University in 2021. During her PhD, she focused on the sedimentary provenance analysis with different detrital heavy minerals from modern river sands in the South Tibetan Plateau. She joined Springer Nature as an Editorial Submission Advisor in October 2021 and now serves as a Managing Editor for 4 titles in the npj Series. She is now based in the Springer Nature Nanjing office.

Associate Editors

Claire Corkhill, PhD
EPSRC Early Career Research Fellow, Nuclear Materials Corrosion
The University of Sheffield
Sheffield, UK

Dr Corkhill is a Research Fellow in mineralogy and materials science, with her research focusing on understanding the structure and chemistry of material surfaces and their relationship to mechanisms and kinetics of surface dissolution. In 2009 she completed her PhD in sulphide mineral surface dissolution, with applications to environmental remediation (University of Manchester, UK). Claire holds an EPSRC Early Career Research Fellowship, in which she focuses on nuclear waste material dissolution, including oxide ceramics (e.g. doped-UO2), aluminoborosilicate glasses and cement materials. Recent work includes development of synchrotron-based diffraction and spectroscopy methodologies to observe slow surface dissolution processes over long timescales.

Damien Daval, PhD
Institut des Sciences de la Terre
Grenoble, France

Dr Daval is a CNRS research scientist working at the Institute for Earth Sciences (ISTerre). After graduating in physical chemistry (University of Grenoble, France), he obtained a PhD in geochemistry from the University of Paris 7 in 2009.  After a two-year postdoc at the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, he was appointed at the LHyGeS (Strasbourg, France) in 2012 where he worked until 2021 before moving to ISTerre. His research aims at linking the microstructural modifications of the surface of dissolving geomaterials (silicate and carbonate minerals, silicate glass) to their aqueous reactivity. The fields of application of his studies encompass fundamental and applied issues, ranging from ambient (hydration of cements, bioweathering) to hydrothermal (geothermics, CO2 sequestration) conditions.

Jaime Grunlan, PhD
Texas A&M University

My overall research portfolio is focused on protective polymer and nanocomposite systems. Oxygen barrier films for food, pharmaceutical, and electronics packaging is a key area. Environmentally benign flame retardant and thermal shielding treatments is another significant topic, along with high dielectric breakdown strength materials. Polyelectrolyte complexation and assembly, water-based processing, and nanoparticle stabilization are scientific pillars that my research is built upon.

Xiaolei Guo,PhD
Research Scientist, Department of Materials Science and Engineering
The Ohio State University
Columbus, OH, USA

Dr. Guo received a bachelor's degree from Zhejiang University in China and a PhD degree from The Ohio State University in the US. His research centers on the degradation behavior of a broad spectrum of structural and functional materials including metals, glass, and crystalline ceramics primarily in aqueous environments. His recent research interests include pitting and crevice corrosion, additive manufacturing, light weight alloys, smart coatings, and nuclear materials.

Sviatlana Lamaka,PhD
Head of Department of "Electrochemistry and Big Data", Institute of Surface Science, Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon

Dr. Sviatlana Lamaka is currently the Head of Department of “Electrochemistry and Big Data” at Institute of Surface Science of Helmholtz Zentrum Hereon in Germany. Her field of research is corrosion science, with emphasis on mechanistic understanding of light metal degradation for either combating it or benefiting from it when it comes to aqueous primary Mg-air and secondary Zn-ion batteries or in vitro degradation of bioresorbable Mg-, Zn- and Fe-based medical implants. Dr. Lamaka is actively involved in high-throughput robotic and in silico screening of corrosion inhibitors and battery electrolyte additives, understanding their inhibition/modulation mechanisms and compatibility with protective or conversion coatings; localized electrochemical techniques for corrosion research and modelling; understanding (micro)galvanic and atmospheric corrosion and accelerated corrosion testing.

Ingrid Milošev, PhD
Head, Department of Physical and Organic Chemistry
Jožef Stefan Institute 
Ljubljana, Slovenia

Dr Milošev received her Bachelors degree at the University of Zagreb in 1986 and PhD at the University Ljubljana in 1993. She is currently a full Professor at the Jožef Stefan International Postgradute School and is also a research scientist at the Valdoltra Orthopaedic Hospital. Her main research interests are corrosion and degradation of engineering and biomedical metallic materials in different environments, and various modes of corrosion protection from inhibitors to coatings. She is also in charge of the implant retrieval programme at the Valdoltra Hospital.

Fuhui Wang, PhD
School of Materials Science and Engineering
Northeastern University
Shenyang, China

Professor Wang received his Bachelors degree from Harbin Engineering University in 1983, Masters from Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) in 1986 and PhD from Institute of Corrosion and Protection of Metals (CAS) in 1992. He became a full Professor at the Institute of Corrosion and Protection of Metals in 1994 and was appointed as the Director of the State Key Lab for Corrosion and Protection, Institute of Metal Research (CAS) in 1999. His main interests focus on fundamental and applied research of corrosion at high temperatures, including oxidation and hot-corrosion resistant nanocrystalline coatings.

Mikhail ZheludkevichMikhail Zheludkevich, PhD
Director of Institute of Surface Science
Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon
Geesthacht, Germany

Prof. Zheludkevich is Director of Institute of Surface Science at Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon as well as Full Professor at Univeristy of Kiel. His main scientific interests are focused on the development of active protective coatings for various metallic substrates as well as electrochemistry of corroding metals. Recently he is actively engaged in the application of machine learning approaches for prediction of metals degradation and corrosion inhibition. Prof. Zheludkevich is a chair of Working Party 22 "Corrosion Control in Aeronautics" of European Federation of Corrosion. 

Editorial Board Members

Carlos Arroyave, PhD, Antonio Nariño University, Colombia
David M. Bastidas, PhD, The University of Akron, United States
Philippe Dillmann, PhD, CEA Saclay, France
Arun Devaraj, PhD,  Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, United States
Milos B. Djukic, PhD, University of Belgrade, Serbia
Jincheng Du, PhD,  University of North Texas, United States
Damien Feron, PhD, CEA, France
Pieter Gijsman, PhD, Royal DSM, the Netherlands
Carol Jantzen, PhD, Savannah River National Laboratory, United States
Joseph Kish, PhD, McMaster University, Canada
Anton Kokalj, PhD, Jožef Stefan Institute, Slovenia
Rudy Konings, PhD, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Germany
Maik Lang, PhD, University of Tennessee, United States
Jie Lian, PhD, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, United States
Xingbo Liu, PhD, West Virginia University, United States
Jenifer S. Locke, PhD, The Ohio State University, United States
Barbara Lothenbach, PhD, Empa, Switzerland
Gregory Lumpkin, PhD, ANSTO, Australia
Andreas Lüttge, PhD, University of Bremen, Germany
Philippe Marcus, PhD, Chimie ParisTech, France
Robert Maxwell, PhD, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, United States
Michael Ojovan, PhD, Imperial College London, United Kingdom
Sylvain Peuget, PhD, CEA, France
Eric M. Pierce, PhD, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, United States
Encarnación Ruiz-Agudo, PhD, University of Granada, Spain
Namurata Sathirachinda Palsson, PhD, National Metal and Materials Technology Center, Thailand
Eiji Tada, PhD, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Herman Terryn, PhD, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
Sandrine Therias, PhD,  Institut de Chimie de Clermont-Ferrand, CNRS, France
Mira Todorova, PhD, Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung GmbH, Germany
Blas Pedro Uberuaga, PhD, Los Alamos National Laboratory, United States
Liping Wang, PhD, Ningbo Institute of Industrial Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Peng Wang, PhD, Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Claire E. White, PhD, Princeton University, United States
Dake Xu, PhD, Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Dawei Zhang, PhD,  University of Science and Technology Beijing, China
Tao Zhang, PhD,  Northeastern University, China


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