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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News

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!

2014 N. Stewart McIntyre Award

Award: 
2014 N. Stewart McIntyre Award
Recipient: 
Matthew Asmussen
Date: 
July 2014

Congratulations Matt on getting one more award!

Dr. N. Stewart McIntyre Award in Surface Science (Faculty of Science, School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, Science) Awarded annually to a full-time undergraduate or graduate student for his or her excellence in research involving surface analysis and/or surface science as part of his or her undergraduate or graduate thesis studies.

New Ph.D. is hatched from the lab !

 Please join us in congratulating Dr. Michael Wu on a successful defense!!

 In spite of complicated questions from the committee members and J.J. Noel his thesis defence, titled “Used Nuclear Fuel Corrosion under Permanent Disposal Conditions - Modelling and Electrochemical Studies”, was successfully defended.  

Congratulations, Michael !

Corrosion 2014

Award: 
Mars Fontana Prize
Recipient: 
Matthew Asmussen
Date: 
March 2014

 We are delighted to announce that Matt Asmussen has won the Mars Fontana Prize for the best posters in Corrosion Engineering at NACE's annual conference, CORROSION 2014 Conference & Expo, March 9-13, 2014, in San Antonio, Texas, USA.

Congratulations, Matt!