Professor Hamilton McMurray

Professor Hamilton McMurray
Professor
Engineering
Telephone: (01792) 295591
Room: Incubation Unit - 013
First Floor
Baglan Bay Inovation Centre
Leased Accommodation

Professor Neil McMurray, alongside Professor Dave Worsley, is a group leader of the Corrosion and Coating Group within the Materials Research Centre (MRC), College of Engineering.

Swansea is one of the UK’s leading centres for materials teaching and research. The internationally leading materials research conducted at Swansea is funded by prestigious organisations such as Rolls Royce, Airbus, The European Space Agency, and Tata Steel.

The Materials Research Centre (MRC) has pioneered postgraduate degrees that are tailored to the needs of industry and produce top quality research. This successful approach is demonstrated by a research grant portfolio in excess of £40 million.

The Materials Research Centre incorporates the following internationally recognised research projects:

Institute of Structural Materials
Corrosion and Functional Coatings
Grain Boundary Engineering
Environment and Sustainable Materials
Materials Advanced Characterisation Centre (MACH1)
Steel Technology

Publications

  1. & Inhibition of Filiform Corrosion on Organic-Coated Magnesium-Containing Galvanized Steel by Smart-Release Ion Exchange Pigments. ECS Transactions 80(10), 585-591.
  2. & Evaluation of multi-layered graphene nano-platelet composite coatings for corrosion control part I - contact potentials and gas permeability. Corrosion Science 136, 285-291.
  3. & Evaluation of multi-layered graphene nano-platelet composite coatings for corrosion control part II – Cathodic delamination kinetics. Corrosion Science 136, 304-310.
  4. & Quantifying the Role of Transition Metal Electrodeposition in the Cathodic Activation of Corroding Magnesium. Journal of The Electrochemical Society 165(5), C195-C205.
  5. & Performance of a Magnesium-Rich Primer on Pretreated AA2024-T351 in Full Immersion: a Galvanic Throwing Power Investigation Using a Scanning Vibrating Electrode Technique. Journal of The Electrochemical Society 165(2), C27-C41.

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Teaching

  • EG-383 Ceramics

    This module provides a detailed coverage of the structure, properties and engineering use of advanced structural ceramics. It focusses on how control of the microstructure can lead to material improvements, especially in regard to toughness.

  • EGA109 Introductory Organic Chemistry

    The module deals with the basic principles of organic chemistry, and the reactions of simple aliphatic and aromatic hydrocarbons. Two aspects which are particularly emphasised are the stereochemistry of organic compounds and the mechanisms of organic reactions. Kinetics of reactions with reference to organic chemistry is also covered.

  • EGTM86 Corrosion and Coating Technology

    To provide a detailed overview of the fundamentals of corrosion and how coating processes have been developed and are utilised in industry to overcome inherent corrosion issues

  • EGTM88 Ceramics

    This module provides a detailed coverage of the structure, properties and engineering use of advanced structural ceramics. It focusses on how control of the microstructure can lead to material improvements, especially in regard to toughness.

  • EGTM98 Electrochemistry

    Electrochemistry basic principles including: Electrode potentials, Nernst equation, dynamic electrochemistry including current-voltage relationships. Potentiostat based electrochemistry methods including potentiodynamic, potentiostatic, galvanostatic and cyclic voltammetric techniques. Applications of potentiostat-based electrochemistry methods, especially in corrosion and coatings research. Advanced electrochemical scanning techniques: basic principles of operation, design and applications. Scanning reference and vibrating electrode techniques (SRET and SVET) and scanning electrochemical microscopy (SECM) applied to corrosion research. Introduction to electrochemical techniques for characterising organic coated metals. Basic principles of electrochemical impedance spectroscopy and applications in evaluating corrosion protection of metals using coatings. The scanning Kelvin probe technique: principles of operation, design of instrumentation and applications in the study of corrosion protection of metals by organic coatings.

Supervision

  • Corrosion performance of Trivalent chromium coatings on steel for packaging applications. (current)

    Student name:
    EngD
    Other supervisor: Prof Geraint Williams
    Other supervisor: Prof Hamilton Mcmurray
  • Anti-tarnish coating technologies for brass-plated coinage (current)

    Student name:
    EngD
    Other supervisor: Prof Hamilton Mcmurray
    Other supervisor: Prof Geraint Williams
  • An investigation of Electroless Nickel-Phosphorous Alloy coatings for Use in Circulation Coinage (current)

    Student name:
    EngD
    Other supervisor: Prof Hamilton Mcmurray
    Other supervisor: Prof Geraint Williams
  • Corrosion studies on Magnesium and magnesium containing alloys (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Geraint Williams
    Other supervisor: Prof Hamilton Mcmurray
  • Next generation of full finish products for automotive applications (current)

    Student name:
    EngD
    Other supervisor: Prof Hamilton Mcmurray
    Other supervisor: Dr Thierry Maffeis
  • Development of pre-treatment primers and / or universal primers for all Building Envelope products (current)

    Student name:
    EngD
    Other supervisor: Prof Geraint Williams
    Other supervisor: Prof Hamilton Mcmurray
  • 'Scale up of organic ion exchange materials for corrosion inhibition for Hexagone' (current)

    Student name:
    MSc
    Other supervisor: Prof Hamilton Mcmurray
    Other supervisor: Prof Geraint Williams
  • Untitled (current)

    Student name:
    MSc
    Other supervisor: Prof Hamilton Mcmurray
    Other supervisor: Prof Geraint Williams
  • Untitled (current)

    Student name:
    MSc
    Other supervisor: Prof Hamilton Mcmurray
    Other supervisor: Prof Geraint Williams
  • Corrosion Resistance of Novel Coatings on Packaging Steels (current)

    Student name:
    EngD
    Other supervisor: Dr Elizabeth Sackett
    Other supervisor: Prof Hamilton Mcmurray
  • Interface failure mechanisms in next generation steel packaging materials (current)

    Student name:
    EngD
    Other supervisor: Prof Hamilton Mcmurray
    Other supervisor: Dr Eifion Jewell
  • TBC (current)

    Student name:
    EngD
    Other supervisor: Prof Hamilton Mcmurray
    Other supervisor: Prof Geraint Williams
  • Untitled (current)

    Student name:
    EngD
    Other supervisor: Prof Geraint Williams
    Other supervisor: Prof Hamilton Mcmurray
  • A systematic study of phosphate based pigments to inhibit the cathodic disbondment of organically coated hot dipped galvanised steels (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Geraint Williams
    Other supervisor: Prof Hamilton Mcmurray
  • Untitled (current)

    Student name:
    EngD
    Other supervisor: Prof Hamilton Mcmurray
    Other supervisor: Prof Geraint Williams
  • Untitled (current)

    Student name:
    EngD
    Other supervisor: Prof Hamilton Mcmurray
    Other supervisor: Dr Eifion Jewell
  • Hydrogen Embrittlement of Automotive Ultra High Strength Steels – Mechanism & Minimisation: (current)

    Student name:
    EngD
    Other supervisor: Dr Elizabeth Sackett
    Other supervisor: Prof Hamilton Mcmurray
  • Corrosion protection of steel surfaces using smart-release pigments (current)

    Student name:
    EngD
    Other supervisor: Prof Hamilton Mcmurray
    Other supervisor: Prof Geraint Williams
  • Chrome-free passivation for tinplate (current)

    Student name:
    EngD
    Other supervisor: Prof Hamilton Mcmurray
    Other supervisor: Dr Eifion Jewell
  • Fundamental study of cosmetic corrosion on novel automotive aluminium alloys. (current)

    Student name:
    EngD
    Other supervisor: Prof Geraint Williams
    Other supervisor: Prof Hamilton Mcmurray
  • '''Metallurgical analysis of zinc based metallic coatings''' (awarded 2018)

    Student name:
    MRes
    Other supervisor: Prof Hamilton Mcmurray
    Other supervisor: Dr Peter Douglas
  • 'An Investigation into the Corrosion Behaviour and Effect of Inhibitor additions on commercial Zn-Mg- Al Alloys' (awarded 2018)

    Student name:
    EngD
    Other supervisor: Prof Hamilton Mcmurray
    Other supervisor: Prof James Sullivan
  • 'Mapping of corrosion sites in advanced gas-cooled reactor fuel cladding for long term pond storage' (awarded 2018)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Hamilton Mcmurray
    Other supervisor: Prof Geraint Williams
  • 'Packaging Materials' (awarded 2017)

    Student name:
    EngD
    Other supervisor: Prof Hamilton Mcmurray
    Other supervisor: Dr Eifion Jewell
  • ''Anti-corrosion smart-release pigments for steel substrates'' (awarded 2017)

    Student name:
    EngD
    Other supervisor: Prof Hamilton Mcmurray
    Other supervisor: Prof Geraint Williams