David Madden

Research Associate

Novel approaches to protecting steel structures from corrosion

I am a PDRA in the Department of Chemistry and the Centre for Environmental and Industrial Flows, working in the research group of Prof Stuart Clarke on a project looking for novel approaches to protecting steel structures from corrosion.

My research interests cover the use of both experimental and theoretical methods to investigate a broad range of different phenomena at surfaces, from chiral amino acid layers on metal single crystals under ultra-high vacuum - the subject of my PhD - to the adsorption of inorganic ions on minerals from aqueous solution, and how different adsorbed species change the reactivity of iron surfaces.