Technical Strengths
Corrosion Science & Process Engineering Services

Contact Information

Osvaldo Pensado, Ph.D.
(210) 522-6084

Xihua He, Ph.D.
Senior Research Scientist
(210) 522-5194

Pavan Shukla, Ph.D.
Senior Research Engineer
(210) 522-6534


Corrosion science and process engineering services technical strengths at Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) include:

  • Localized corrosion, stress corrosion cracking, and corrosion and life prediction of power plant and piping system materials
  • Electrochemistry, localized corrosion, passivity, oxide film analysis and characterization, electrochemical noise analysis, high-temperature reference electrode and pH electrode
  • Sensors, online corrosion monitoring, microbially influenced corrosion, chemical industry and nuclear power plant corrosion monitoring
  • Microbiological effects on chemistry and corrosion
  • Materials stability, computational thermodynamics, electron microscopy, wear, and ceramics
  • Electrochemical modeling, life prediction of corroding structures and performance assessment
  • Modeling transport processes in electrochemical systems, statistical analysis, computational fluid dynamics, current distribution analysis, electrochemical impedance spectroscopy
  • Waste form, high-level waste glasses, glass manufacturing, ceramics and high-temperature corrosion
  • High-temperature oxidation and corrosion, protective coatings and fabrication effects

Related Terminology

infiltration and recharge  •  corrosion measurement  •  stress corrosion cracking kinetics  •  reactive-transport process modeling  •  engineering component crevices  •  porous media  •  evaluation of effects of biofilms on corrosion  •  assessment of corrosion in glass melting systems  •  monitoring of corrosion processes in industrial settings  •  in situ spectroscopic techniques  •  high-strain-rate material behavior  •  high-speed machining

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