With a background in Medical Engineering, Emmanouela Michailidou has engaged in PhD research on localized corrosion of magnesium and magnesium-aluminium-zinc alloys at the Materials Research Centre of Swansea University UK. During her PhD research she focused on obtaining novel data on the kinetics and mechanism of a range of technologically important wet-corrosion processes. This she has done using a combination of electrochemical techniques including the scanning vibrating electrode technique and in-situ optical techniques. The insight she gained into phenomena such as the mechanisms of cathodic activation and autocatalytic self-corrosion on magnesium and magnesium alloys helped into developing a new theory to explain some of the unusual behaviour of magnesium observed during its corrosion.
In 2018 Emmanouela joined the Corrosion Technology and Electrochemistry group as a Postdoctoral Researcher under the supervision of Dr. Y Gonzalez-Garcia. Her research is funded by EU- CleanSky project, “Development of innovative and eco-friendly airframe technologies aiming at improving aircraft life cycle environmental footprint” (ecoTECH Project). In this project she is investigating the corrosion protection offered by lithium salts on aluminium alloys when used in conjunction with an organic coating.
Research Interests: Kinetics and Mechanism of Local Corrosion Phenomena, Corrosion Inhibition, Electrochemistry
Inhibition of Filiform Corrosion on Organic-Coated Magnesium-Containing Galvanized Steel by Smart-Release Ion Exchange Pigments, E. Michailidou, H.N. McMurray, G. Williams, ECS Trans. 2017 80(10): 585-591; doi: 10.1149/08010.0585ecst
Quantifying the Role of Transition Metal Plating in the Cathodic Activation of Corroding Magnesium, E. Michailidou, H.N. McMurray, G. Williams, ECS Journal 2018, 165(5): C195-C205; doi: 10.1149/2.0251805jes
Quantifying the Role of Transition Metal Plating in the Cathodic Activation of Corroding Magnesium, E. Michailidou, H.N. McMurray, G. Williams, ECS Trans. 2017 75(27): 141- 148; doi: 10.1149/07527.0141ecst