Head of Structural Materials & Integrity Research
Materials & Engineering Research Institute
Sheffield Hallam University
Sheffield, S1 1WB
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Having an original background in Metallurgy Prof Akid graduated with an honours
degree in Chemistry from Birkbeck College, London and a PhD in environment-sensitive
fracture at Sheffield University. Working as an Assistant Director of Research
in the Structural Integrity Research Institute of the University of Sheffield,
he began an intensive investigation on the role of environment and loading variables
on the fatigue resistance of materials. Prof Akid was awarded a Senior Research
Fellowship with the Royal Academy of Engineering working closely with CORUS
(formerly British Steel) investigating the fatigue and corrosion fatigue performance
of offshore structural steels.
During this time he founded the Centre
for Corrosion Technology, a centre working with local, regional and national
industries investigating varied aspects of corrosion damage. In 1999 he moved
to Sheffield Hallam where he works closely with staff of both the Materials
Engineering Research Institute and the Biomedical Research Centre. Currently
he is the co-ordinator of the EPSRC, UK-based, network on Electrochemical Scanning
BSc (1st Class Hons), London; PhD, Sheffield
FIMMM CEng, FICorr
- R. Akid, H.M. Wang, T.J. Smith, D. Greenfield, & J.C. Earthman, "
of a sol–gel coating for the mitigation of microbial-induced corrosion",
Adv. Funct. Mater. (2008), 18, 203–211.
- H.M. Wang & R. Akid,
"Encapsulated cerium nitrate inhibitors to provide high-performance anti-
corrosion sol-gel coatings on mild steel", Corr. Sci. (2008), 50 (4),
- H Krawiec, V Vignal & R Akid,.
Numerical modelling of the electrochemical behaviour of 316 stainless steel
based upon static and dynamic experimental micro-capillary based techniques:
effect of electrolyte flow and capillary size. Submitted to Electrochim Acta
- H. M. Wang & R. Akid
"A room temperature cured sol-gel anticorrosion pre-treatment for Al
2024-T3 alloys", Corr. Sci. (2007), 49 (12), 4491-4503.
- D. Larroumet, D. Greenfield, R. Akid & J. Yarwood,.
Raman spectroscopic studies of the corrosion of model iron electrodes in sodium
chloride solution. Journal of Raman Spectroscopy. 38, 1577-1585, (2007)
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