Alan Turnbull is a corrosion scientist/engineer with specialist expertise in the measurement and modelling of environment-assisted cracking and the localised corrosion of metals. By reducing the risk of such failure mechanisms, the impact of Alan’s research has been substantial across the energy, marine and chemical sectors.
Alan has also developed integrated models for the generation, diffusion and trapping of hydrogen atoms in metals. Hydrogen accumulation modifies the properties of metals and can result in fracture. By controlling this process, engineers can reduce the likelihood of failure and extend the operating lifetime of metal systems used in oil and gas applications, power generation and hydrogen gas transport.