Sustainable Coatings by Rational Design (SusCoRD): Interfacial effects on mobility and transport in thin films of filled and unfilled epoxy resins

Grantham Scholar Derick Liew’s project aims to elucidate the underlying science underpinning the performance in service of industrial anti-corrosion coatings.

Derick Liew

My PhD project aims to elucidate the underlying science underpinning the performance in service of industrial anti-corrosion coatings. This involves structural studies using thin film techniques such as ellipsometry and grazing incidence x-ray scattering of model films made with epoxy resins containing particles such as pigment particles. Studies of free volume will be undertaken using positron annihilation spectroscopy. Studies of the rate of ingress of water and metal ions will be carried out using quartz crystal microbalance and IR microprobe techniques. The results will be interpreted in the light of theory and simulation.

Derick is the Scholar Representative of Cohort 6.

Outreach

Free sustainability webinars. Derick was part of a group who organised the Corrosion: The 2.5 Trillion Dollar Problem webinar. Created as part of our ongoing public engagement, it is on of a playlist of Grantham Scholar webinars available on YouTube.

 

Supervisor

Professor Richard Jones FRS

Department of Physics and Astronomy

Co-Supervisors