|For over thirty-five years, Professor Brian Gleeson has been a leader in corrosion science advancing understanding of the high temperature oxidation and degradation of alloys and coatings. Brian has illuminated key thermodynamic and kinetic aspects controlling the degradation of materials in harsh environments, from gas/solid reactions to diffusion in the alloy and everything in between.
Brian's research career has included positions in Canada, Australia, and the USA. Brian began his academic career at the University of New South Wales in 1990, moving to Iowa State University in 1998, before settling at the University of Pittsburgh in 2007 where he builds upon a rich history of high temperature corrosion research at the school. Throughout this time Brian’s expertise, unassuming nature, and genuine interest in both research and teaching has helped to shape countless students and young researchers comprising the next generation of high temperature corrosion scientists and engineers.
This symposium serves to recognize the exceptional quality of research and mentorship that Brian has demonstrated throughout his career. As with Brian’s own research, this symposium will cover
all aspects of the high temperature corrosion process. The aim of this special symposium is to provide a forum for scientists and engineers to present and discuss recent work on current understanding and characterization of corrosion in high temperature aggressive environments. To align with Prof. Gleeson’s areas of research, specific forms of degradation include but not limited to mixed-gas attack (e.g., oxidation-sulfidation, oxidation-carburization, oxidation-chloridation), hot corrosion, deposit-induced attack, and metal dusting. These forms of attack may be in combination with some form of mechanical loading (e.g., fatigue and creep) and/or thermal cycling.