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Douglas Mills

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19982017

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Biography

  • 970 BA(Hons) Cantab Metallurgy & Chemistry
  • 1973 MA University of Cambridge
  • 1974 PhD University of Cambridge in field of Metallurgy and Materials Science

Worked in industry (NPC), Research Associations (PRA and BNF) and Academia (Trent Polytechnic,Nottingham University and North Dakota Sate university ) before joining University of Northampton on the permanent staff in 1999

Scholarly Activities/Staff Development

  • Elected Member of Higher Education Academy
  • PhD/MPhil examiner for University of Swansea and for University of  Manchester
  • Editorial Board Member: Journal Corrosion Engineering, Science and Technology  – also Conference Reporter/reviewer for same journal-regularly review annual EuroCorr conferences and anti-corrosive organic corrosion conferences
  • Technical Secretary to Institute of Corrosion
  • Writes regular Technical Topics article (titles like “Corrosion in Concrete”,  “Electrochemical Methods – are they any use?”, “Corrosion and Health”) in Corrosion Management, the Journal of the Institute of Corrosion

Administration

  • Member of ISO committee TC 35 SC9 WG 29 developing standard for examination of anti-corrosive paints using AC Impedance (ISO 16773)

Research Interests

  • Over 70 publications mainly in the field of Coatings/Corrosion protection. Co-edited 2 books. Co-Organised several conferences in the field
  • Research at University of Northampton on Corrosion & Coating. Presentation of papers at Symposiums & Conferences (world-wide). Special area: Interpretation of electrochemical response of coating on metals using techniques like AC Impedance(EIS) & Electrochemical Noise method (ENM).
  • PhD completion and MPhil completion under his supervision
  • TCS Scheme Pronto Paints successfully completed
  • Involved in Erasmus-Socrates Exchange scheme with Technical University of Gdansk (inc. running research project in collaboration with industrial company)

Teaching Interests

  • Eng 1007 First Year Materials and Manufacturing Processes : Module Leader
  • Eng 3001 Final year Applications of Technology
  • Eng 4004 Engineering Final year project – Module Leader and supervisor of several projects in the materials area

Industry Connections

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Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Cambridge

Award Date: 1 Feb 1974

Master, University of Cambridge

Award Date: 6 Jun 1973

Bachelor, University of Cambridge

Award Date: 6 Jun 1970

Keywords

  • TP Chemical technology
  • organic coatings
  • corrosion prevention
  • electrochemical techniques

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Research Output

Advances in corrosion protection by organic coatings: what we know and what we would like to know

Lyon, S. B., Bingham, R. & Mills, D. J., 1 Jan 2017, In : Progress in Organic Coatings. 102, Part A, p. 2-7 6 p., A.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticle

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  • Mechanism of ionic conduction in multi-layer polymeric films studied via electrochemical measurement and theoretical modelling

    Jamali, S. S., Suesse, T., Jamali, S., Mills, D. J. & Zhao, Y., 1 Jul 2017, In : Progress in Organic Coatings. 108, p. 68-74 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to JournalArticle

    Open Access
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  • A critical review of electrochemical noise measurement as a tool for evaluation of organic coatings

    Jamali, S. S. & Mills, D. J., 1 Jun 2016, In : Progress in Organic Coatings. 95, p. 26-37 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to JournalArticle

    Open Access
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  • AfriCORR 2016 African Corrosion Congress Midrand Conference Centre, Witwatersrand South Africa

    Mills, D. J., 25 Nov 2016, In : Corrosion Engineering, Science and Technology. 51, 8, p. 551-555 5 p.

    Research output: Contribution to JournalConference Article

  • Analysis of electrochemical noise measurement on an organically coated metal

    Jamali, S. S., Mills, D. J., Cottis, R. A. & Lan, T. Y., 1 Jul 2016, In : Progress in Organic Coatings. 96, p. 52-57 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to JournalArticle

    Open Access
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  • An historical perspective on the corrosion protection by paints

    Kendig, M. & Mills, D. J., 28 Sep 2016, In : Progress in Organic Coatings. 102, Part A

    Research output: Contribution to JournalArticle

    Open Access
    File
  • The application of organic coatings in conservation of archaeological objects excavated from the sea

    Schaefer, K. & Mills, D. J., 19 May 2016, In : Progress in Organic Coatings. 102, Part A

    Research output: Contribution to JournalArticle

    Open Access
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  • The best tests for anti-corrosive paints. And why: a personal viewpoint

    Mills, D. J. & Jamali, S. S., 19 May 2016, In : Progress in Organic Coatings. 102, Part A

    Research output: Contribution to JournalArticle

    Open Access
    File
  • Activities

    • 1 Participating in a conference or workshop

    European Corrosion Congress (EUROCORR) 2009

    Douglas Mills (Participant)

    6 Sep 200910 Sep 2009

    Activity: Participating in or organising a conference or workshopParticipating in a conference or workshopResearch