Who are we?

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We are experts in electrochemistry and corrosion science. The group is led by David Shoesmith, an NSERC/Nuclear Waste Management Organization IRC in Nuclear Fuel and Waste Container Corrosion Under Waste Disposal Management Conditions Industrial Research Chair at The University of Western Ontario.

The group is investigating various industrial corrosion and environmental contamination problems encompassing a range of detailed electrochemical, chemical, metallurgical and transport reactions that make up complex materials and corrosion processes. Besides novel experemental techniques, the group uses computational modeling approaches from detailed deterministic process models to statistical/probabilistic and environmental performance assessment models.

At the moment, the group’s main research focus is waste containers and waste forms to find solutions for the disposal of high level nuclear wastes using a combination of experimental and modeling approaches. Some of these approaches involve applying electrochemical techniques, often under hostile conditions such as in very hot, harsh environments.

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Lipson-Baines Award

Award: 
Lipson-Baines Award
Recipient: 
Balsam Ibrahim
Date: 
May 2014

Balsam IbrahimBalsam IbrahimCongratulations, Balsam !

This year was the first time that Lipson-Baines Awards for Chem 9658 were available for distribution.  The Lipson Baines awards were established by former Professor and Chair of the Department of Chemistry of Western University, Rob Lipson.

N.Stewart McIntyre Award from SSW

Award: 
N.Stewart McIntyre Award
Recipient: 
Thalia Standish
Date: 
June, 2015

 Thalia StandishThalia StandishAwarded annually to a full-time undergraduate or graduate student for their excellence in research involving surface analysis and/or surface science as part of their undergraduate or graduate thesis studies.

Dr. N. Stewart McIntyre, who was director of SSW from 1981 to 2005. He has published over 200 publications in the field of surface science and related subjects and is currently a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Chemistry at Western. He remains active in materials research, XRF and XRD applications, and in facilitating such work using HP computations.

H. H. Uhlig Award of the Corrosion Division of The Electrochemical Society

Award: 
H. H. Uhlig Award of the Corrosion Division of The Electrochemical Society
Recipient: 
D.W. Shoesmith
Date: 
June, 2015

David ShoesmithDavid ShoesmithThe Award of the Corrosion Division will be known as the "H. H. Uhlig Award of the Corrosion Division of The Electrochemical Society".

Professor Herbert H. Uhlig was head of the Corrosion Laboratory, teacher, and graduate advisor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for over thirty years. He is the author of hundreds of publications on the subjects of passivity, pitting, stress corrosion cracking, corrosion fatigue, and the oxidation of metals. Through the application of basic first principles to his research on corrosion phenomena, he is widely recognized as being one of the leaders responsible for establishing the field of corrosion science on a firm fundamental basis.

University Network of Excellence in Nuclear Engineering

Award: 
1st prize in the posters competition.
Recipient: 
Balsam Ibrahim
Date: 
December, 2014

We am very pleased to announce that our students did excellent jobs at the University Network of Excellence in Nuclear Engineering (UNENE) annual workshop.  Balsam Ibrahim (Shoesmith/Wren) won the first prize.
Congratulations, Balsam!