About the Editors


Nick Birbilis, PhD
Deputy Dean, College of Engineering and Computer Science
Australian National University
Canberra, 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.

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.

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.

Mary Ryan, PhD
Imperial College London
London, UK

Professor Ryan currently holds a Royal Academy of Engineering Research Chair in Interfacial Nanoscience in the Department of Materials at Imperial College London. Her research spans several areas: understanding how nanomaterials behave in different systems, in biology and environmental science, and the design of nanomaterials systems. She has worked extensively in the field of passivity and localised corrosion, and the use of synchrotron X-ray based approaches for the in-situ study of reactive electrochemical systems. She was elected Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering in 2015 and is also a Fellow of the Institute of Corrosion, the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining. She graduated from the University of Manchester and previously worked at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

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.

Editorial Board Members

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


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