Dr Michele Curioni

Reader in Corrosion Protection

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Research interests

My research mainly focuses on understanding corrosion of light alloys to develop new protection treatments. I have developed a new family of low-energy, environmentally friendly, anodizing cycles for corrosion protection of aerospace alloys, with a graded porous morphology that optimize simultaneously paint adhesion and corrosion resistance. I apply and develops electrochemical techniques to understand in detail the process of corrosion initiation and propagation in relation to the alloy microstructure, the presence of micro and macro-galvanic couples, the characteristics of the aggressive environment and the presence of corrosion inhibitors. I also work on improving the available characterization techniques and am interested in high-resolution scanning electron microscopy and 3-D imaging techniques such as X-ray tomography and sequential sectioning.