The Intersection of Health and Corrosion Science: From Novel Materials to Infrastructure
Duane Macatangay, Ph.D.
Friday, December 8, 2023
12–12:30 p.m. Presentation by Duane Macatangay, Ph.D.
12:30–12:45 p.m. Questions & Dialogue
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(*Registration closes at noon on Monday, December 4)
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Corrosion is an electrochemical phenomenon that inflicts annual global costs of $2.5 trillion, impacting diverse sectors from infrastructure to transportation. Historically, failure to consider corrosion as a design factor has resulted in significant harm, even loss of life. This underscores the importance of exploring how corrosion intersects with health. In this presentation, Duane Macatangay offers an introduction to the field of corrosion science and engineering, with a specific focus on its implications for patient and population health. He will explore pertinent examples, including implant corrosion, the challenges posed by 3D-printed metals, and the critical issue of toxic lead leaching from water pipes. Additionally, he will discuss the informative potential of indispensable tools within electrochemical thermodynamics and kinetics, including polarization techniques and mass loss data analysis. This talk sheds light on the interdisciplinary nature of corrosion science and engineering and its pivotal interplay with health, offering valuable insights into the challenges at hand and innovative solutions capable of safeguarding both individuals and communities.
Duane Macatangay earned his doctorate from the University of Virginia in 2022, specializing in materials science and engineering. His research primarily focused on investigating the localized corrosion behavior of additively manufactured (AM) stainless steels. His work delved into understanding the intricate relationships between AM processing, microstructure, and material properties. Additionally, Macatangay conducted extensive conventional standardized corrosion testing and analyzed post-fabrication material thermal history to enhance our understanding of these novel materials. Beyond his research endeavors, Macatangay has performed consulting projects, particularly in modeling the damage evolution of stainless-steel canisters that are exposed to a variety of degradative environmental conditions. His materials background extends to the synthesis and microstructural characterization of thermal barrier coatings designed for aerospace structures.