Updates, blog posts and highlights from the Center for Electrochemical Science and Engineering

    Patrick Steiner Successfully Defended his Proposal!

    December 13, 2018

    Patrick's proposal, titled "Mechanistic Studies of Intergranular Corrosion and Stress Corrosion Cracking Under Atmospheric Exposure Conditions", investigates SCC cracking in 5xxx series aluminum in saline and chloride rich environments.

    Adam Thompson and Dr. Zach Harris' New Publication

    December 01, 2018

    Adam Thompson and Zach Harris' paper entitled "Examination of focused ion beam-induced damage during platinum deposition in the near-surface region of an aerospace aluminum alloy" is accepted for publication in Micron.

    Congrats Dr. Harris!

    November 30, 2018

    Zach Harris has successfully defended his dissertation titled "Elucidating Microstructural Contributions to Hydrogen Embrittlement Susceptibility in Ni-base Alloys". Great work!

    Burns Group at 2018 SteelyHydrogen Conference

    May 28, 2018

    Zach Harris received the Best Presentation Award at the 2018 SteelyHydrogen Conference in Ghent, Belgium for his talk titled, "The Effect of Heat Treatment Variation on Hydrogen Environment-Assisted Cracking Susceptibility in a Precipitation-Hardened Ni-Based Superalloy".

    Matt McMahon presented a talk titled, "Mitigation of H-induced intergranular cracking in Al-Mg alloys by electrochemical potential control" and got second place for his presentation.

    Congratulations to both for their amazing performances!


    Raewyn Haines and Matt McMahon Awards

    May 01, 2018

    Raewyn Haines and Matt McMahon are awarded a renewal of the Double Hoo Fellowship from the University of Virginia for their work on Beta phase distribution in Al-Mg alloys of varying composition and temper. Congrats Matt and Raewyn!

    Raewyn Haines is awarded the Belinda and Chip Blankenship Scholarship from the Department of Materials Science and Engineering. Congrats Raewyn!


    Burns Group at CORROSION 2018

    April 30, 2018

    Raewyn Haines and Matt McMahon attended CORROSION 2018 in Phoenix, AZ.

    Raewyn Haines presented a poster and talk titled, "Intergranular Beta Phase Distribution in Sensitized Al-Mg Alloys of Varying Composition and Temper".

    Matt McMahon presented a talk titled, "Metal-Rich Primer Coatings for Environmental Fracture Mitigation in Al-Mg Alloys" and a poster titled, "Al/Mg/Zn Metal-Rich Primers for the Mitigation of Degradation Phenomena in Al-Mg Alloys".

    Congrats Noelle!

    April 21, 2018

    Noelle cannot stop winning.

    Noelle Co was awarded the International Studies Office Award for International Graduate Student Academic Excellence

    Her paper entitled "Data-Science Analysis of the Macro-scale Features Governing the Corrosion to Crack Transition in AA7050-T7451" was accepted for publication in JOM.

    She successfully defended her dissertation in March.

    She presented an invited talk at TMS 2018 in Phoenix, AZ entitled, "Corrosion Micro-scale Features and Alloy Microstructure Effects on Fatigue Initiation of AA7050-T7451."

    She accepted an offer to join Blade Energy Group as a Metallurgical Engineer II once she graduates.

    AND she was selected as a finalist for the 2018 University of Virginia Engineering Research Symposium.

    Congratulations on all of your achievements these past two months Noelle!!

    Congrats Andrew!

    April 10, 2018

    Andrew Jamieson has successfully defended his Master's thesis titled "Quantifying the Effects of Type II Hot Corrosion on the High Temperature Fatigue Cracking Behavior of a Ni-based Superalloy". Congrats Andrew!