Kerry N. Allahar

Boise State University, USA

Kerry N. Allahar serves as an Associate Research Professor at Boise State University in the Materials Science and Engineering Department. He has been at the Center for Advanced Energy Studies in Idaho Falls since 2010 where he serves as a Co-Lab Leader for the Advanced Materials Laboratory. His current interests include the sintering of metallic powders using field assisted sintering technology, the mechanical testing of small samples, the transport of ions across coatings to metallic substrates, and the simulation of electrochemical impedance spectroscopy of coated and bare metal surfaces. He graduated in 2003 with a Ph.D. degree in chemical engineering from the University of Florida with a specialty in electrochemical engineering with Professor Mark E. Orazem as his advisor. His Ph.D. research was focused on modeling the electrochemistry associated with holidays on pipelines and the cathodic delamination of coated substrates surrounding holidays. He was as a postdoctoral student for the following eighteen months with Professor Daryl P. Butt in the Department of Materials and Science Engineering at the University of Florida. His postdoctoral efforts included the synthesis of cerium monosulfide and the corrosion associated with bearing steel in sea-water and oil solutions. In 2005, he joined the Department of Coatings and Polymeric Materials at the North Dakota State University as a Research Scientist and became an Assistant Research Professor in 2006. His research activities at NDSU included the development of embedded sensors for the in-situ monitoring of coating systems, the application of mathematical models for the electrochemistry associated with magnesium rich primers, and the application of ionic liquids for characterization water transport in coated systems. These activities were accomplished using the techniques of electrochemical impedance spectroscopy, electrochemical noise, and the ac-dc-ac accelerated testing.

Biography Updated on 29 March 2012

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