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Alan Turnbull - FRS

Dr Alan Turnbull, Senior NPL Fellow in Electrochemistry and Corrosion has just been elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS).

Alan Turnbull

Alan, already a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, is renowned for his mathematical modelling of corrosion processes, particularly the complex interaction between mass transport and chemical and electrochemical reactions in the restricted geometries of cracks, crevices and pits.

Supported by innovative in situ measurement, this provides the scientific foundation for understanding and predicting the effect of environmental variables on environment assisted fracture, and for controlling localised corrosion in a wide range of industrial applications, including oil and gas, marine, chemical and nuclear engineering.

Alan has extended his work to integrated models for hydrogen generation, diffusion and trapping in metals, and to the prediction of the evolution of cracks from corrosion pits.

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Last Updated: 7 May 2013
Created: 3 May 2013