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. The sacrificial protection of steel by novel zinc-containing sol-gel coatings. Journal of The Electrochemical Society
  2. & The Kinetics and Mechanism of Filiform Corrosion occurring on Zinc-Aluminium-Magnesium coated steel. Corrosion Science
  3. & The Study of AA2024 De-Alloying Using Luminol Electrogenerated Chemiluminescence Imaging. Journal of The Electrochemical Society 166(11), C3417-C3430.
  4. & Kinetics of corrosion-driven cathodic disbondment on organic coated trivalent chromium metal-oxide-carbide coatings on steel. Corrosion Science
  5. & Identifying interlayer surface adhesion failure mechanisms in tinplate packaging steels. Packaging Technology and Science

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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.

  • EGTM101 Coating formulation

    To provide an overview of the formulation and composition of industrial in-organic and organic coatings and the various industrial processes by which they can be applied to provide corrosion protection to metal substrates.

  • 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

  • Investigating Corrosion Behaviour of Nickel-Plated Steel for Circulation Coinage (current)

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

    Student name:
    EngD
    Other supervisor: Prof Hamilton Mcmurray
    Other supervisor: Dr Eifion Jewell
  • Anti-tarnishing technologies for electro-deposited brass plated coinage at the royal mint (current)

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

    Student name:
    EngD
    Other supervisor: Prof Hamilton Mcmurray
    Other supervisor: Dr Thierry Maffeis
  • Identification of the passivity breakdown of magnox nuclear fuel cladding in pond storage conditions (current)

    Student name:
    MSc
    Other supervisor: Prof Hamilton Mcmurray
    Other supervisor: Prof Geraint Williams
  • Corrosion Resistance of Super Duplex Stainless Steels - The Influence of copper and tungsten addition on the passivity and pitting corrosion resistance (current)

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

    Student name:
    MSc
    Other supervisor: Dr Natalie Wint
    Other supervisor: Prof Hamilton Mcmurray
  • 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 Resistance of Novel Coatings on Packaging Steels (current)

    Student name:
    EngD
    Other supervisor: Dr Elizabeth Sackett
    Other supervisor: Prof Hamilton Mcmurray
  • Development of sensors and non-destructive analysis to determine the performance of coatings in construction (current)

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

    Student name:
    EngD
    Other supervisor: Prof Hamilton Mcmurray
    Other supervisor: Prof Geraint Williams
  • Investigating the long-term effects of creep on chromate free primers. (current)

    Student name:
    EngD
    Other supervisor: Prof Geraint Williams
    Other supervisor: Prof Hamilton Mcmurray
  • Oxide Engineering on TCCT packaging steel. (current)

    Student name:
    EngD
    Other supervisor: Dr Natalie Wint
    Other supervisor: Prof Hamilton Mcmurray
  • ‘Intrinsically delamination-resistant protective organic coatings for steel surfaces’. (current)

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

    Student name:
    EngD
    Other supervisor: Prof Geraint Williams
    Other supervisor: Prof Hamilton Mcmurray
  • Smart release corrosion inhibitor pigments based on ion-exchange materials (current)

    Student name:
    EngD
    Other supervisor: Prof Hamilton Mcmurray
    Other supervisor: Prof Geraint Williams
  • A systematic study of phosphate based pigments to inhibit the cathodic disbondment of organically coated hot dipped galvanised steels (awarded 2019)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Geraint Williams
    Other supervisor: Prof Hamilton Mcmurray
  • Novel Inhibitors for Pre-Treatment Primer Applications (awarded 2019)

    Student name:
    EngD
    Other supervisor: Prof Geraint Williams
    Other supervisor: Prof Hamilton Mcmurray
  • Corrosion of organic coated trivalent chromium coated technology steel (TCCT) (awarded 2019)

    Student name:
    EngD
    Other supervisor: Prof Geraint Williams
    Other supervisor: Prof Hamilton Mcmurray
  • '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
  • 'Scale up of organic ion exchange materials for corrosion inhibition for Hexagone' (awarded 2018)

    Student name:
    MSc
    Other supervisor: Prof Hamilton Mcmurray
    Other supervisor: Prof Geraint Williams
  • Corrosion studies on Magnesium and magnesium containing alloys (awarded 2018)

    Student name:
    PhD
    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
  • ''Anti-corrosion smart-release pigments for steel substrates'' (awarded 2017)

    Student name:
    EngD
    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