Brian Connolly

Colleges, School and Institutes

Willingness to take PhD students


PhD projects

Environmental degradation of materials:

Aqueous corrosion
High temperature oxidation
Environmentally-assisted cracking (including stress corrosion cracking, corrosion fatigue, hydrogen embrittlement and creep)
Flow-assisted corrosion and deposition in high temperature/high pressure environments
Irradiation damage and effects on mechanical properties
His work has targeted five industry-based themes:

Materials degradation (including irradiation damage) in pressurised water and advanced generation IV nuclear power plants
Materials for advanced/low CO2 fossil-fuel burning power plants
Materials for advanced oil and gas recovery
Material embrittlement issues in the infrastructure for the hydrogen economy
Materials degradation in aero and industrial turbines