Dr Rob Lindsay


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Rob is a Reader in Corrosion Science and Engineering at the School of Materials.  Prior to taking up his current position in 2005 he had appointments at a number of other leading research institutions, including the Fritz-Haber-Institut (Berlin), Cambridge University, and the CSIC Institute of Materials (ICMAB) in Barcelona.  He has more than 25 years reseach experience, with approximately 80 published articles, including several reviews. 

Currently, Rob is a director of the Materials for Demanding Environments (M4DE) CDT, which provides 4 year funded PhDs concerned with understanding a wide range of materials performance issues (http://www.m4de.manchester.ac.uk).  He is also PGR director in the School of Materials.

Memberships of committees and professional bodies

External Committees/Panels

  1. Member of EPSRC Peer Review College (2016 -).
  2. Member of EPSRC Photoelectron Spectroscopy Roadmap working (2015 – 2017)
  3. Member of Diamond Light Source beam time proposal panel (2013 – 2016).
  4. Elected representative on Diamond Light Source user committee (2013 – 2015).
  5. Member of Working Group for SISA beam line at Diamond Light Source (2008 – 2011).
  6. User representative on UK Synchrotron Radiation User Forum (2008 – 2009).
  7. Member of RSC Solid Surfaces Group committee (2007 -).
  8. Member of CCP3 Working Group (2007 - 2011).

Areas of expertise

Research Networks and Beacons


  • Corrosion, Surfaces, Oxides, Spectroscopy, Diffraction, Microscopy, Corrosion and Protection Centre, Photon Science Institute, Henry Royce Institute

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