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Materials Science at Oregon State University

Aqueous Corrosion and Electrochemical Testing

Date: Thursday, Nov 5th
Presenter: Dr. Margaret Ziomek-Moroz, National Energy Technology Laboratory


The mission of the U.S. Department of Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory is to advance energy options to fuel our economy, strengthen our security and improve our environment. Economically viable alloys and coatings play a significant role in meeting this mission. However, the environments to which they are exposed can be very corrosive and may cause alloys’ failures. To prevent such failures from occurring, the corrosion resistance of the materials used must be determined.
This presentation will discuss corrosion mechanisms for selected components in their aqueous-based environments. The importance of reliability their testing will be emphasized.

Dr. Margaret Ziomek-Moroz her Ph.D. at the Institute of Physical Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland. There she researched stress corrosion cracking of mild steels in hot alkaline solutions. As Post-doctoral Research Associate at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Troy, NY) she worked on the corrosion of nickel-based alloys for nuclear power plants (Boiling Water Reactor and Pressurized Water Reactor Nuclear Power Plants). Dr. Ziomek-Morozworked was an Associate Professor at the Oregon Graduate Institute of Science and Technology, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Beaverton, OR. She researched the corrosion and corrosion control of advanced materials and thin metallic films. Dr. Ziomek-Moroz currently works as Research Chemist-U.S. Department of Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory). She is also an Oregon State University Materials Science Group Adjunct Faculty Member where her research activities include corrosion and corrosion control of conventional and advanced materials in aqueous and gaseous environments.