Joseph Kish
Professor, Materials Science and Engineering

I received my undergraduate and graduate degree in Materials Science & Engineering from McMaster University in 1992 and 1999 respectively. In the course of my Ph.D., I developed a galvanic passivation model of the spontaneous oscillating active-passive corrosion behaviour exhibited by nickel-containing stainless steel when in contact with hot, concentrated sulphuric acid (H2SO4). Following my Ph.D., I joined NORAM Engineering & Constructors Limited (Vancouver, BC) in January of 1998 as a Materials Specialist.

In this role, I provided materials selection support for project design teams in all major areas of business, including nitration processes, sulphuric acid manufacture, and electrochemical synthesis. In April of 2000, I joined FPInnovations – Paprican (Vancouver, BC) as a Corrosion Scientist. In this role I was responsible for conducting research on corrosion and materials selection for pulp and paper mills.

Major research topics explored during my professional experience include: composite tube fireside cracking in kraft recovery boilers, superheater corrosion in biomass fired power boilers, concrete corrosion in effluent treatment systems, and corrosion of alloys in concentrated sulphuric acid. I am a member of NACE International, SAE International, ASM International, and ECS.
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