Postdoctoral Researcher

Dr.Ubong Eduok

Dr. Ubong Eduok joined Prof. Szpunar's group at the University of Saskatchewan in 2016 as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow. His research experience and interests revolve around the development of corrosion inhibition routes for industrial material protection with special interests in protective coatings/inhibitor designs for biocorrosion/biofouling remediation; and corrosion electrochemistry.

Selected Journal Publications

1.Ubong Eduok, Omar Faye, Jerzy Szpunar (2016). Corrosion inhibition of X70 sheets by a film-forming imidazole derivative at acid pH, RSC Advances, 6, 108777-108790.

2.Omar Faye, Ubong Eduok, Jerzy Szpunar, Barbara Szpunar, Almoustapha Samoura (2016). Hydrogen Storage on bare Cu atom and Cu-functionalized boron-doped graphene: a first Principles study, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy;

3.Ubong Eduok, Mazen Khaled, Amjad Khalil, Rami Suleiman, Bassam El Ali (2016). Probing the corrosion inhibiting role of thermophilic Bacillus licheniformis biofilm on steel in a saline axenic culture, RSC Advances, 6, 18246–18256.

4.Ubong Eduok, Rami Suleiman, Mazen Khaled, Robert Akid (2016). Enhancing water repellency and anticorrosion properties of a hybrid silica coating on steel, Progress in Organic Coatings, 93, 97–108.

5.Saviour A. Umoren, Ubong M. Eduok (2016). Application of carbohydrate polymers as corrosion inhibitors for metal substrates in different media: A review, Carbohydrate Polymers, 140, 314–341.

6.Ubong Eduok, Rami Suleiman, Mazen Khaled, Thomas J. Smith, Jeanette Gittens, Robert Akid, Bassam El Ali, Amjad Khalil (2015). Anticorrosion/antifouling properties of bacterial spore-loaded sol-gel type coating for mild steel in saline marine condition: A case of thermophilic strain of Bacillus licheniformis, RSC Advances, 5 (114), 93818–93830.

7.Saviour A. Umoren, Ubong Eduok, M.M. Solomon (2015). Comparative Study of the Corrosion Inhibition Efficacy of Polypropylene Glycol and Poly (Methacrylic Acid) for Mild Steel in Acid Solution, Journal of Dispersion Science and Technology, 36, 1721–1735.

8.Ubong Eduok, Mazen Khaled (2014). Corrosion protection of non-alloyed AIAI 316L concrete steel metal grade in aqueous H2SO4: Electroanalytical and surface analyses with Metiamide, Construction and Building Materials, 68, 285–290.

Selected Conference Presentations

1. Ubong Eduok. “Probing the molecular properties of two pyridazines for potential corrosion inhibition potency by PM3”, presented at the 10th International Conference and Exhibition on Chemistry in Industry (ChemIndix 2016) held at Manama, Bahrain from the 19th to 23rd November, 2016; (Session resources; to be organized by CHEMINDIX); Presentation number: CI2016A-1172;

2.Ubong Eduok, Rami Suleiman, Jeanette Gittens, Mazen Khaled, Thomas J. Smith, Robert Akid, Bassam El Ali, Amjad Khalil. “Electrochemical Assessment of Corrosion Performance of Novel Hybrid Sol-gel Coatings”, presented at the 16th Middle East Corrosion Conference and Exhibition held at the Gulf Hotel, Bahrain from the 8th to 11th February, 2016. (Session resource; organized by NACE International); NACE Paper No. MECCFEB16-7948

3. Rami Suleiman, Ubong Eduok, Bassam El-Ali, “Corrosion Resistance of Novel Hybrid Sol-Gel Coating on Mild Steel in 3.5% NaCl solution”, presented at the 19th International Corrosion Congress held at Jeju Island, South Korea from the 2nd to 6th November, 2014.

4.Ubong Eduok “Electrochemical and surface analytical assessments of the corrosion inhibiting ability of Metoclopramide for steel at acid pH”, presented at the 3rd International Laboratory Technology Conference & Exhibition held at the Gulf Hotel, Bahrain from the 28th to 30th October, 2014. .

5. Ubong Eduok, Rami Suleiman, Mazen Khaled, Amjad Khalid, Robert Akid, “An improved corrosion resistant sol-gel film for steel protection in saline solution: Bioelectrochemical assay”, presented at the Gordon aqueous corrosion conference (Tools and Techniques for Corrosion Assessment) held at Colby-Sawyer College, New London, US from the 7th to 13th July, 2014.

6. Ubong Eduok, Rami Suleiman, Mazen Khaled, “Electrochemical corrosion evaluation of a novel doped-sol-gel coating for LCS substrate in saline meduim” presented at the 15th Middle East Corrosion Conference and Exhibition held at the Gulf Hotel, Bahrain from the 3rd to 5th February, 2014. (Session resources; organized by NACE International); NACE Paper No. MECCFEB14-14021;

7. U.M. Eduok, J.E. Asuquo, S.A. Umoren, E.A. Essien, A.E. Akpakpan, “Anti-corrosive studies of Sida acuta alkaloid extract on LCS corrosion in sulphuric acid: A possible Green approach to industrial surface coating application”, presented at the 21st Annual Conference/AGM of the Nigerian Environmental Society held at University of Benin, Nigeria from the 3rd to 5th November, 2011.

8. U.M. Eduok, S. A. Umoren and U. J. Etim, “Effect of iodide ion addition on the corrosion inhibition behaviour of a “green substance” (Cocos nucifera L. coir dust) for mild steel in HCl: Adsorption properties and thermodynamic characterization: (Part 1)” in the Proceedings of the 6th Annual International Conference and Exhibition of the Chemical Society of Nigeria, held at Anambra State University, Nigeria from the 1st-4th, November, 2011.

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