Cheng Laboratory on Oil/Gas and Pipeline Corrosion,

Integrity and Nanotechnology

 

 

 

 

 

Frank Cheng 2016

Y. Frank Cheng, Ph.D., P.Eng., FNACE

Professor, Canada Research Chair in Pipeline Engineering

Fellow, NACE International, the Corrosion Society

Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

Schulich School of Engineering

University of Calgary

EEEL 453B, 2500 University Drive NW

Calgary, Alberta, T2N1N4, Canada

Tel: +1 (403) 220-3693 (Office)

E-mail: fcheng@ucalgary.ca

https://scholar.google.ca/citations?hl=en&user=tf3t1aIAAAAJ

 

Dr. Cheng was awarded the 2017 Metal Chemistry Award, Canadian Metallurgy and Materials Society (MetSoc).

Dr. Cheng was awarded the 2017 Research Achievement Award, Schulich School of Engineering, University of Calgary.

Dr. Cheng was awarded the 2017 Teaching Achievement Award, Schulich School of Engineering, University of Calgary.

Dr. Cheng was appointed as the Review Panel Member by the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

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Yuan Li defenced his PhD thesis successfully on Nov. 28, 2017. Congratulations, Dr. Li!

Shan Qian passed the PhD candidacy oral exam on Aug. 16, 2017. Congratulations!

Congratulate Yuan Li to join the Charter Coating Service (2000) Ltd.!

Yao Yang was awarded the 2017 Pipeline Engineering Center Graduate Scholarship. Congratulations!

Congratulate Dr. Qiang Li to join the China Petroleum University (East China)!

Qiang Li defenced successfully his PhD thesis on Apr. 20, 2017. Congratulations, Dr. Li!

Trent Pehlke defenced successfully his MSc thesis on Jun. 15, 2017. Congratulations, Trent!

Yuanchao Feng defenced successfully his PhD thesis on Jun. 19, 2017. Congratulations, Dr. Feng!

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Dr. Cheng’s book, “Stress Corrosion Cracking of Pipelines”, published by Wiley.

http://ca.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-111802267X.html

Dr. Cheng’s book (coauthor with Mr. Richard Norsworthy), “Pipeline Coatings”, published by NACE.

http://www.nace.org/cstm/Store/Default.aspx?q=MDAwMDAwMDAtMDAwMC0wMDAwLTAwMDAtMD AwMDAwMDAwMDAw&tags=&per=MjA|&page=MQ||&sort=MQ||&search=Mzc2MTY|

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中文简介

Highlights

o    An internationally reputed researcher in Corrosion Science and Engineering in Oil/Gas and Pipeline Systems

o    Canada Research Chair in Pipeline Engineering (initially awarded in 2005, and renewed in 2010)

o    Fellow, NACE International, the Corrosion Society

o    Recipient, 2014 NACE International H.H. Uhlig Award

o    Recipient, 2015 Shi Chang-Xu Award, Chinese Society of Corrosion and Protection

o    Recipient, 2017 Metal Chemistry Award, Canadian Metallurgy and Materials Society (MetSoc)

o    2017 China Scholarship Council (CSC) Supervision Excellence for PhD student Studying Abroad

o    2017 Research and Teaching Achievement Awards of the Schulich School of Engineering at the University of Calgary

o    Chair, NACE Task Group 521, “Testing of nonshielding property of pipeline coatings to CP”

o    Member, U.S. National Academy of Sciences Committee on Pipeline Transportation of Diluted Bitumen

o    Country (Canada) Leader, NACE International IMPACT Study Program

  • Honorary Theme Editor in Pipeline Engineering, Encyclopaedia of Life Support System, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

Research Profile

Dr. Cheng’s research interests include three interrelated themes.

(1) Corrosion Science and Engineering in Oil/Gas and Pipeline Systems, including:

  • Stress corrosion cracking (SCC) of pipelines, including hydrogen permeation, trapping and hydrogen-induced cracking, as well as steel metallugy and welding metallurgy
  • Pipeline coating failure modes and corrosion under coatings, especially electrochemical corrosion in thin electrolyte layer
  • Pipeline AC (alternating current) corrosion, including the interference of AC on cathodic protection
  • Microbiologically influenced corrosion both internally and externally to pipelines
  • Corrosion of decommissioned pipelines in soils
  • Internal corrosion of pipelines, including transmission lines in water droplets and under sand deposit, and gathering lines in CO2/H2S environments
  • Corrosion in downhole environments
  • Corrosion modeling, including steel tubing corrosion in supercritical CO2 storgae, internal corrosion of pipelines in multiple-phased fluid flow, tubular corrosion under high temperature high pressure steam/CO2 co-injection systems under SGAD conditions, and long-term corrosion progression on decommissioned pipelines in soil.

(2) Defect Assessment, Pipeline Failure Pressure Prediction and Long-Term Defect Growth, including:

  • Finite element modeling of stress distribution at mechanical and corrosion defects on pipelines
  • Interaction effect of multiple corrosion defects and prediction of pipeline failure pressure
  • Modeling of corrosion defect growth on pipelines under multi-physics field coupling effect
  • Prediction of the remaining service life of pipelines containing corrosion defects
  • Modeling of stress and growth of corrosion defects under dynamic loading

(3) Nanotechnology, including:

  • “Intelligent” coating technology, including preparation of inhibitor-loaded nanocapsules
  • Nano-patterning and surface engineering of carbon steels for anti-bioadhesion
  • Photocatalytic properties of nanostructure iron oxides and the enhanced anti-bioadhesion
  • Nanocomposite-based electrochemical biosensors for bacterial detection and petroleum sening
  • Energy-storing nanocomposite photoelectrodes for photoelectrochemical cathodic protection
  • Nanoelectrochemistry of steel corrosion

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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