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Photon Science Institute 3.78/5 (1 Review )

Research interests
Primarily, Rob’s research activity is concerned with mechanistic understanding of surface/interface properties of relevance to corrosion, along with gaining insight into the structure and chemistry of oxide surfaces. A range of experimental approaches are employed, including both laboratory and synchrotron based state of the art surface probes. For example, his group is developing and applying vibrational sum frequency spectroscopy using the Photon Science Institute’s laser facilites. As his research is well aligned to the Henry Royce Institute’s MS4DE theme, he is also able to access their facilites, including the near ambient pressure XPS instrument. He has collaborations with a number of other groups, both within the UK and outside, including close links with theoreticians, who provide greater insight into the experimental data. Currently, significant funding for the research work is provided by BP, AkzoNobel, and Tata Steel.

Current Research Topics

Surface structure of clean and adsorbate decorated model metal oxides

Corrosion inhibition mechanisms

Nanoscale understanding of atmospheric corrosion

Sweet and sour corrosion scales

Interfacial structure and chemistry of dental implants

Titania based photocatalysis

Corrosion resistant coatings/pretreatments

  • Photon Science Institute

    Oct 22, 2019


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