Pin Lu, Ph.D.

Materials Design Engineer

Education

Ph.D. Materials Science and Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, 2016

M.S. Materials Science and Engineering, University of Science and Technology, Beijing, 2011

B.S. Materials Science and Engineering, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 2009

Current Role at QuesTek

Pin Lu is responsible for developing and using materials (surface) design models elucidating corrosion/oxidation and failure modes in order to design and invent novel corrosion-resistant materials.

Background and Specialization

He has extensive and diverse research experience in the field of corrosion/electrochemistry.  He specializes in modeling various corrosion phenomena, such as passivity (passive film), localized corrosion, and stress corrosion cracking, etc., on metallic materials, e.g. steels, aluminum alloys, and titanium alloys.  His PhD dissertation was titled: “Corrosion Issues in the Disposal of High Level Nuclear Waste”.

Publications and Presentation

  • P. Lu, B. Kursten, and D.D.Macdonlad, Deconvolution of the Partial Anodic and Cathodic Processes during the Corrosion of Carbon Steel in Concrete Pore Solution under Simulated Anoxic Conditions, Electrochimica Acta, 2014
  • P. Lu, B. Kursten, S. Sharifi-Asl, and D.D.Macdonlad, The Irreversibility of the Passive State of Carbon Steel in the Alkaline Concrete Pore Solution under Simulated Anoxic Conditions, Journal of The Electrochemical Society, 2015
  • P. Lu, B. Kursten, G. Engelhardt, and D.D.Macdonlad, The Kinetics of Nucleation of Metastable Pits on Metal Surfaces: The Point Defect Model and Its Optimization on Data Obtained on Stainless Steel, Carbon Steel, Iron, Aluminum and Alloy-22, Journal of The Electrochemical Society, 2016

  • S. Sharifi-Asl, F. Mao, P. Lu, B. Kursten, D.D. Macdonald, Exploration of the Effect of Chloride Ion Concentration and Temperature on Pitting Corrosion of Carbon Steel in Saturated Ca(OH)2 Solution, Corrosion Science, 2015