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Job Description: Provides technical and research expertise in computer modeling of multiphase flow and associated chemical and physical phenomena including corrosion and erosion, develop code using advanced numerical methods for solving differential equations, build integrated software packages with advanced user interface design, platform portability and web compatibility, take active part in existing research projects at ICMT, interface with graduate students and other staff and help them with developing strategies for building installing and testing of modeling applications, and occasionally assist with fund raising and other administrative duties.

We seek candidates with a commitment to work effectively with students, faculty and staff of diverse backgrounds to develop new and existing projects. Opportunity for continuing education. Please note this is a grant funded position and continued employment is dependent upon sustained funding from external sources.

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ICMT Hosts Joint Industry Project's Advisory Board Meetings

Corrosion Center Joint Industry Project


ICMT hosted The Corrosion Center Joint Industry Project (CC JIP) Advisory Board meeting on October 21st – 23rd, at Ohio University. The two day meeting was lead by Dr. Bruce Brown and attended by 21 representatives from 15 companies with even more sponsors joining in on the live webinar of the meeting. The sixteen presentations provided by students and staff covered topics about sour corrosion, sweet corrosion, inhibition mechanisms, localized corrosion, and corrosion modeling. The Multicorp corrosion prediction software workshop was held on Thursday morning with 8 people attending the ½ day meeting.

The next CCJIP Advisory Board meeting is tentatively scheduled to be held again at Ohio University, March 10th - 12th, 2015.
Water Wetting Joint Industry Project Phase III

Hosted by the ICMT and lead by Dr. Luciano Paolinelli, the Advisory Board Meeting for Water Wetting JIP Phase 3, was held in Athens on October 23rd – 24th. Companies sponsoring the WWJIP include ExxonMobil, ConocoPhillips, BP America, Shell Global Solutions, Enbridge, Petronas, and Total. Students and staff used the opportunity to present their latest research findings and reports to sponsors and to receive valuable feedback about the project from sponsors.

The next WWJIP Advisory Board meeting is scheduled for March 9, 2015, in Athens, OH.



Dr. Srdjan Nesic took part in Science on Screen Series

On October 14th, as a part of Science on Screen Series organized by Athena Cinema, Dr. Nesic gave a short talk on his work before a screening of the Academy Award winning film, There Will Be Blood, in Athena Cinema, downtown Athens.

Dr. Nesic spoke about his research related to oil and gas pipeline corrosion and erosion. He also shared the untold story of his involvement with the largest trial in history, the case surrounding the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

Listen to the interview on WOUB
For more information, visit athenacinema.com

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ICMT Student Received a Prestigious Award from the Prime Minister of Malaysia

Najmiddin Yaakob, a PhD student at ICMT received Perdana Scholar Award USA 2014, from The Prime Minister of Malaysia, in a ceremony held on September 26, 2014, in New York. The award, organized by Ministry of Education Malaysia, is given to the selected Malaysian students who are studying in the United States. The goal of the program is to identify, document and promote Malaysian students who have excelled in areas including academics, leadership, sports, entrepreneurship, invention and research. Congratulations, Naj!

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ICMT student receives an award from ConocoPhillips

Jing Ning, a PhD student, has received a "Job Well Done!" award from ConocoPhillips for the work done during her internship at the COP last year. Her internship was done in the Corrosion, Inspection & Material group at COP, and Jing's internship project focused on introduction of a technique novel to the corrosion studies - use of Scanning Electrochemical Microscope (SECM) in corrosion studies, and investigation of the effect of corrosion inhibition on the mitigation of preferential weld corrosion. A paper of this work titled “Effect of Corrosion Inhibition on the Mitigation of Preferential Weld Corrosion in Seawater Transpor” will be published at NACE 2015. [ Read More ]



Dr. Bernard Tribollet visited ICMT


During the week of September 22 - 26, the ICMT hosted Dr. Bernard Tribollet, a Director of Research Emeritus at the “Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique” (CNRS) in the “Laboratoire Interfaces et Systèmes Electrochimiques” (LISE) at Pierre and Marie Curie University in Paris.
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While at the Institute, Dr. Tribollet gave a series of lectures to the ICMT students and staff related to electrochemical methods.



Dr. Bert Pots returns to ICMT for September and October 2014

Dr. Bert Pots returned to ICMT during the months of September and October 2014. Students and staff of the ICMT have yet again a unique opportunity to host Dr. Pots, and learn from his extensive industrial experience. Dr. Pots is an internationally recognized materials and corrosion expert, who has been employed with the Shell Group for more than 30 years. For his contributions to the science of CO2 corrosion and multiphase flow Dr. Pots was appointed Senior Research Fellow by the Institute.
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ICMT hosts Dr. Lilian Ferreira and Dr. Haijun Hu as Visiting Researchers

The ICMT is currently hosting two visiting research scientists from universities overseas, Dr. Lilian Ferreira and Dr. Haijun Hu.
Lilian is a professor of physics at Sociedade Educacional de Santa Catarina in Brazil, her research focus is fluid dynamics. She is currently engaged in looking into how flow affects CO2 corrosion.
Haijun is a lecturer in the School of Chemical Engineering, Xi'an Jiaotong University in China. His research is also related to fluid dynamics, but with an emphasis on how its impacts the modeling of corrosion phenomena.
We look forward to further cementing collaborative relationships between our laboratories.



ICMT in NACE Press Release

The paper, "How Do Inhibitors Mitigate Corrosion in Oil-Water Two-Phase Flow Beyond Lowering the Corrosion Rate?" written by Chong Li, Sonja Richter, and Srdjan Nesic appears in NACE International's journal, CORROSION, September 2014 as one of the “Targeted News Service”.

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Summer 2014 Thesis Defense

Three people from the ICMT have recently presented and successfully defended their thesis, they are:

  • Thu Tran (PhD) thesis is entitled "Corrosion Mechanisms of Mild Steel in Weak Acids".
  • Kok-Eng Kee (PhD) thesis is entitled "A study of flow patterns and surface wetting in gas-oil-water flow".
  • Yougui Zheng (PhD) thesis is entitled "Electrochemical Mechanism and Model of H2S Corrosion of Carbon Steel".

These are the most recent graduates of the ICMT, click here to view all Alumni.




Multicorp 5.2 Released

The latest version of Multicorp (5.2.104) has been released and is available for download. This release includes a number of improvements and upgrades which vastly expand the user interface in terms of fluidity, clarity, and robustness as well as including the ability to run parametric and line model simulations. This software was developed by the TLC-JIP, WW-JIP, and CC-JIP projects. It includes different modules varying by project. These modules are only available to members who are directly part of the corresponding project. ICMT members are welcome to share their comments on the CC-JIP Discussion Forum. New versions of MULTICORP will be released as major updates are implemented.




 
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UPCOMING EVENTS

  • NAP JIP Phase II Advisory Board Meeting
    — Columbus, OH – Airport Marriot
    • November 6, 2014
      8:00am - 5:00pm

  • Advisory Board Meetings
    — Athens, OH.
    • CC-JIP, March 10 – 12, 2015
    • TLC-JIP, March 12 – 13, 2015
    • WW-JIP, March 9, 2015
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