School of Engineering

Staff Profile

Dr Alasdair Charles

Director of SAgE Faculty Foundation Year / Lecturer

Background

Roles and Responsibilities

Director of SAgE Faculty Foundation Year.

Director of ACMA analytical services

 

Qualifications

BSc, PhD, CChem, Senior Corrosion Technologist (NACE International)

Memberships

FICorr, MRSC, FRMS, FRAS, member of NACE and Associate member of the Welding Institute (TWI)

Research

Research Interests

I trained as an electrochemist but have worked in the area of metals and alloys for many years. My research is mainly on corrosion and electrochemical topics associated with alloys used in the power-generating industry and in pipeline systems. I have an interest in high temperature measurements of pH and potential and in all types of environment assisted cracking from hydrogen embrittlement through to corrosion fatigue.

Research themes:

 

 

Other Expertise

I direct an analytical support service and have expertise in scanning electron microscopy and spectroscopic analysis.

PhD Postgraduate Supervision in Corrosion topics :

Jinwei Chen 1998-2003 (100%)
Shahinoor Dulal 1999-2003 (50% share)
Carly De Silva 2000-unsubmitted (100%)
Wenzhong Zhang 1999-2004 (100%)
Mirjan Vicevic 2003-2008 (70% share)
Alahji Mustapha 2006-2010 (90% share)
Octavio Albores 2007-2011 (70% share)

Daniel Sandana 2009- 2013 (part-time)

Ramoon Ahmed 2010 - unsubmitted 

Khalid Shartal 2014 -

Michael Pugh 2014 -


Co-supervisor of several other related corrosion projects including

Muhammad Abbas with Marine, PhD 2016

Marco Pitome with Archaeology, 2015 -


Esteem Indicators

Chartered Chemist, 2001
Fellow of the Institute of Corrosion, 2002
Assistant Editor of international journal, Electrochimica Acta, 2000 -2002

Industrial Relevance

Consultancy

Specialist Expertise
Electron microscopy service and chemical analysis services - see ACMA website: www.ncl.ac.uk/acma/

Specialist Equipment
See ACMA website: www.ncl.ac.uk/acma/

Patents

UK 2227365 in respect of an electrical level sensor

Teaching

Undergraduate Teaching

Modules in chemistry, corrosion, materials science and materials engineering from Foundation Year through to Masters level across four Schools.
I am module leader for eight modules, Director for the SAgE Faculty Foundation Year, Chair of Board of Studies and Chair of Staff Student Committee for Faculty Foundation Year.

Postgraduate Teaching

Modules in corrosion and materials science to MSc across several Schools. I am DPD for the Materials Design and Engineering MSc programme in Engineering.

Publications