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27th International Conference & Expo On Corrosion

10 – 13th september 2020 Chennai, India

Plenary Talk

Abdullah Moghram Al-Ghamdi

Paper Title: The Growth of Nonmetallic Materials Applications

Affiliation: Principle Professional 
Consulting Services Department 
Saudi Aramco

Abstract: Non-Metallic Materials (NMM) are industrial and consumer products that are produced using chemicals and polymers, and that often substitute for products previously made from metals. NMM main advantage is its immunity to corrosion which make it a desirable corrosion control option. In the oil & gas industry, piping made from NMM are employed in many applications ranging from utility water streams to sour crude oil. However, NMM applications are not limited to the oil & gas industry. NMM are predominantly utilized in 13 industrial sectors to varying degrees. These sectors are: packaging, building & construction, automotive, textile, electrical & electronics, appliances, toys & sports, railway, oil & gas, renewables, agriculture, marine, and aerospace. With the improvements in materials’ chemical properties, products’ mechanical strength, reinforcement options, and life cycle costs, the applications of NMM are steadily growing. A review or current and future trends will highlight potential growth areas. Areas of industrial collaboration on standards, research & development, and waste management will be discussed.

Biography : Education 
?B.S., Chemical Engineering, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, 1986 
?M.S., Materials Science, Duke University, 1990 
?Over 35 years of experience in the oil and gas industry including operation, maintenance, and engineering. 
?Member of Saudi Aramco Board of Engineers, Specialist Development Program Advisor, and Advanced Professional Development Program Advisor  
?Served Saudi Aramco in the central engineering organizations as well as in many field facilities onshore and offshore with experience in corrosion engineering, technology transfer, standards, human resources development and research & development. 
?Has served NACE International in different capacities and levels including: officer in different capacities in the Dhahran Chapter, West Asia and Africa Area Director, Board of Directors, Chairman of the International Operations Subcommittee, inaugural member of the Certification Commission, member of the Policy Committee, member of the IMPACT study Technical Advisory Committee. 
?Led different committees in organizing several Middle East Corrosion Conferences. Chairman of the Advisory Committee for the Materials Performance & Welding Technology Conference. 
?Founding Chairman of the Materials Engineering and Corrosion Control Chapter of the Saudi Council of Engineers (SCE).

Dr. R. K. Malhotra

Paper Title: Corrosion in Petroleum Industries

Affiliation: Director General Federation of Indian Petroleum Industry

Abstract: NA

Biography : Dr. R. K. Malhotra is a Mechanical Engineer from IIT, BHU and Ph.D. from IIT, Delhi. He is presently Director General of the Federation of Indian Petroleum Industry. He was earlier Board member at Indian Oil Corporation Ltd. as Director (R&D) and also held additional charge as Chairman before superannuation in June, 2014. 
He has around 40 years of experience in the oil industry. He has published/presented 190 research papers and holds 53 patents granted in India & abroad. In addition, several patents filed are expected to be granted in near future. 
He is professionally active as the President of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAEIndia) and also the President of Hydrogen Association of India. In the past, he has also held positions of President in the Indian Chapter of International Council of Combustion Engines (CIMAC), Tribology Society of India and also the Indian Chapter of National Lubricating Grease Institute (NLGI), USA. 
He is also the Chairman of the Divisional Council of Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) responsible for formulating specifications of Petroleum, Coal and Related Products in India, Chairman of the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) Committee for formulations of emission standards for gensets and Chairman of the Research Council of CSIR-Indian Institute of Petroleum. He is represented on the academic as well as research councils of University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES). Dr. Malhotra is also the Member of the Governing Body of LPG Equipment Research Centre and also of the Scientific Advisory Committee of the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas and research councils of IOCL and HPCL. 
Under his leadership Indian Oil’s Research Centre received several National/International recognitions including; HART Energy Global Award, SCOPE Meritorious Award, World Petroleum Congress (WPC) Award, PetroFed Innovator of the Year Award (4 times) and CSIR Science & Technology Award to name a few. He was bestowed with Rudolf A. Erren Award (2012) by the International Association of Hydrogen Energy (IAHE). He also received "Global Excellence Award" for his contributions in Renewable energy sector and also the IIT-BHU Alumni Award for excellence in R&D.

Prof. Cyrus M. Dordi

Paper Title: Strategies to prevent corrosion in concrete structures in the coastal environments

Affiliation: Consultant, Mumbai

Abstract: NA

Biography : Professional Qualification: Successfully completed B.Tech (Honours) in Civil Engineering in 1971 from IIT, Bombay and M Tech (Soils) in 1973 from IIT, Bombay. 
Previous Posts Held:  
1) Started as Post Graduate trainee in TATA Power Company Ltd. from 1973 and left as Manager (Civil) in 1994 (21 years and 6 months). 
2) Joined as General Manager and rose to the level of Group Head Customer Support and later as a Consultant with Ambuja Cements Ltd., from 1994 to 2015 (21 years and 15 days). 
4) Now working as a Consultant  
Authored and Published 158 Technical booklets for Ambuja Cement Ltd on various technical subjects which are being used to guide Professionals and students in Civil Construction .  
Authored 115 Technical papers in National and International Conferences. Delivered over 2000 Public lectures in India and overseas. 
In the later part of his service looked after Quality Assurance of Cement Production of all cement plants and grinding units of the company. 
Recipient of various Prestigious Awards: 
1) Indian Concrete Institution (ICI) for Outstanding Service to Concrete Technology for 1999-2000 
2)Distinguished Service Award from Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay in 2004  
3)ICI - Fosroc Award as Outstanding Concrete Technologist for 2006  
4)ICI – BASF Award for Life Time Achievement in 2013  
A WELKNOWN FIGURE IN PROFESSION AND HAS DELIVEERED OVER 1500 LECTURES IN INDIA and ABROAD for several Institutes, Universities, Colleges and Construction Companies

Homero Castaneda
Associate Professor

Paper Title: Developments of Deterministic-probabilistic modelling for coating/metallic substrate performance in corrosive/harsh environments

Affiliation: Associate Professor, Materials Science and Engineering Director of the National Corrosion and Materials Reliability Laboratory Texas A&M University

Abstract: Protective coatings for extreme conditions applications must retain their integrity and function over prolonged operation and ideally should provide a long-lasting lifetime, be able to block aggressive agents, to heal imperfections or damage suffered during operation, and unequivocally signal failure when damage is irreparable. We have proposed a rational characterization and quantification concept of damage/performance evolution that incorporate modular elements corresponding to deterministic and probabilistic modelling approach. Distinctive modes of corrosion inhibition, self-healing, and mass transfer blocking based on different properties of the coatings. The presentation includes a versatile library of multifunctional coatings that each bring about a distinctive mode of corrosion control and deploy an experimental-theoretical-driven approach to rapidly leading to the performance of the systems in different corrosive-harsh environments. The effort seeks to combine distinctive aspects of coating design with deterministic and probabilistic damage/performance modelling in extreme environments and predicting operational lifetime for the design coatings/substrate system.

Biography : Homero Castaneda is the Associate Professor and Director at the National Corrosion and Materials Reliability Center within Texas A&M University. He is also Instructor for NACE certifications. He then got his Ph.D. in materials science and engineering from Penn State University in 2001. Dr. Castaneda has 19 years of experience using electrochemical and nondestructive techniques to monitor interfacial phenomena in materials and theoretical modeling of corrosion science and engineering, energy generation and storage and electrochemical processes for different industries He has been the PI for multiple projects on corrosion science and engineering for DOE, DOD, DOT and several 500-fortune companies. Before joining TAMU, he worked for five years at The University of Akron (2011 to 2015) as an assistant professor and before that at Battelle Memorial Institute as a senior scientist (2006-2010) in the Advanced Materials and Energy Systems in Columbus, Ohio. Before Battelle, he was the Technical Director of the Corrosion, Materials and Pipelines in the Mexican Petroleum Institute for five years. He has authored and co-authored over 90 peer-reviewed papers in the areas of corrosion science and engineering, coatings degradation and reliability, materials characterization and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy. He holds ten patents and copyrights. He was member of the subsea bolt performance study committee by the National Academy of Sciences. He received the H.H. Uhlig award from NACE international in 2018.He was awarded to be NACE Fellow in 2019