Y. Frank Cheng, PhD,
Professor, Canada Research Chair in
Recipient of 2014 NACE International Herbert Uhlig Award
Country (Canada) Project Leader, NACE
International IMPACT Study
Chair, NACE International Task Group 521
Treasurer and Board Director, NACE Foundation of Canada
Guest Editor, Special Issue on Pipeline Corrosion, Corros Eng Sci Technol
Dept. Mechanical Engineering, Schulich School of Engineering
University of Calgary
Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2N 1N4
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book, “Stress Corrosion Cracking of Pipelines”, has been
published by John Wiley Publishing, U.S. It is the first book in
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Corrosion and Its Control in
Oil/Gas and Pipeline Systems
The overall goal of Dr.
Cheng’s research is to advance the mechanistic understanding of
metallic corrosion in oil/gas and pipeline systems, and to develop
effective techniques for modeling, assessment, prevention and prediction of
Cheng’s research interests include:
I–Downhole and upstream pipelines: (1) modeling of corrosion
of downhole tubulars; (2) fundamentals and modeling of internal corrosion
of pipelines in multi-phased fluid flow; (3) under-deposit pitting
corrosion of pipelines in CO2 environments; (4) microbiologically
influenced corrosion (MIC); (5) high-performance inhibitors for
anticorrosion and anti-biodegradation; (6) HDPE liner and composite
pipe technology; (7) superhydrophobic and oleophobic nanocoatings for
prevention of wax/paraffin deposit; (8) Corrosion in carbon storage.
II–Transmission pipelines: (1) coating failure
and cathodic protection (CP) shielding; (2) AC corrosion and CP
interference; (3) smart coating technology; (4) internal corrosion of
dilbit pipelines; (5) stress corrosion cracking; (6) steel metallurgy
and nano-electrochemistry; (7) defect assessment by ILI data analysis,
failure pressure prediction and fitness-for-service determination.
Dr. Cheng is appointed as the Country (Canada)
Project Leader for NACE International IMPACT Study, where IMPACT refers to
International Measures of Prevention, Application and Economics of
Corrosion Technologies, which is a global program initiated by NACE in
Dr. Cheng is leading development of the
Pan-Canadian Strategic Research Network on Corrosion Control and Materials
Innovation in Oil/Gas Systems. The Network will contain 12 academic members
from 9 Canadian universities.
Cheng is serving as Treasurer and Board Director of NACE Foundation of
Dr. Cheng is serving as the Guest Editor of the
Special Issue on Pipeline Corrosion for the journal Corrosion Engineering, Science and Technology.
Dr. Cheng is chairing the NACE International
Task Group (TG) 521 to develop a standard for testing of the compatibility
of pipeline coatings with cathodic protection.
Dr. Cheng is co-authoring with Mr. Richard Norsworthy the book “Pipeline Coatings”,
which will be published by NACE International Publishing.