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Nonstructural Materials Division

Corrosion Science & Engineering

Senior Research Scientist and Group Leader, Corrosion Science & Engineering 


Douglas Hansen has over 25 years experience in the field of corrosion electrochemistry, primarily in the development of environmentally friendly coatings and corrosion inhibitors, in both academic and national laboratory environments. He also has more than seven years industrial experience in electrochemical instrumentation design and development. His areas of expertise include analytical techniques such as scanning electron microscopy (SEM), Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), electrokinetic (zeta) potential measurements, Scanning Vibrating Probe (SVP) and Scanning Kelvin Probe (SKP) techniques, Localized Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy (LEIS), Positron Annihilation Lifetime Spectroscopy (PALS), and electrochemical measurement (AC/DC) and polarographic techniques.

Doug is the author of over 35 publications and has given more than 30 presentations and invited lectures on topics including naturally-occurring polymers and compounds as corrosion inhibitors and coatings, scanning probe measurements of coatings and biomolecules, electrochemical surface characterization and imaging techniques, and characterization of genomic molecules (DNA) using electrochemical techniques.

Doug serves as Professor (Joint Appointment) of Graduate Chemical and Materials Engineering and Bioengineering at the University of Dayton. Doug is a reviewer for the Corrosion Journal, Journal of the Electrochemical Society, Langmuir, Metallurgical and Materials Transactions and the National Science Foundation. His professional society involvement includes the American Chemical Society, NACE International (Past Chair, Biomedical Implant Device Corrosion Technical Exchange Group 331X) ASTM (Member, G01 Corrosion of Metals and F04 Medical and Surgical Materials and Devices) and The Electrochemical Society (Past Chair, Corrosion Division).



  • Ph.D., Marine Biochemistry, University of Delaware, 1993
  • M.S., Marine Biochemistry, University of Delaware, 1989
  • B.S., Marine Biology, Richard Stockton College, 1982

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