Dr Natalie Wint

Dr Natalie Wint

Senior Lecturer, Engineering

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+44 (0) 1792 606646

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Welsh language proficiency

Basic Welsh Speaker

Research Links

Available For Postgraduate Supervision

About

Natalie Wint is currently a Lecturer within the Materials Research Centre (MRC) within the Swansea University.

Her current research focuses on the corrosion of metallic alloy coatings used within the steel industry and the use of ion exchange resin based corrosion inhibitors within organic coatings. She has the ability to use state of the art electrochemical equipment such as SVET, SKP and SKPFM.

Natalie's work involves working closely with industrial partners such as Tata Steel, BASF and UPol and involves collaborations with world leading universities within the field such as McMaster University (Ontario), the University of Virginia, the University of Southern Mississippi, and the Fontana Corrosion Center (The Ohio State University). She has also completed work alongside The Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology.

In light of the opportunities offered by additive manufacturing, Natalie's current research aims to investigate the corrosion performance of components produced using laser powder bed fusion.

She is also interested in the incorporation of inclusivity and diversity within the engineering curriculum, as well as decolonising of the curriculum. 

Areas Of Expertise

  • Localised corrosion
  • Atmospheric corrosion; filiform corrosion and cathodic delamination
  • Galvanic corrosion
  • Corrosion of Al alloys
  • Metallic alloy coatings
  • Organic coatings
  • Corrosion inhibitors
  • Corrosion of additively manufactured components

Career Highlights

Teaching Interests

I am interested in collaborating in the following areas:

  • Decolonising the cirriculum
  • Inclusion and diversity within an engineering context
  • Widening Participation
  • The BAME attainment gap
  • PGR development
  • PGR wellbeing and mental health
Research
  • Surface characterisation techniques including scanning electron microscopy, energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy, Brunauer Emmett Teller technique, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy

  • Novel in situ characterisation techniques (time lapse microscopy), localised corrosion scanning techniques (scanning vibrating electrode technique, scanning Kelvin probe, scanning Kelvin probe force microscopy)

  • Conventional advanced electrochemical techniques (open circuit potential, chronocoulometry, potentiodynamic polarisation, cyclic voltammetry, electrochemical impedance spectroscopy and rotating disk electrode studies)
Award Highlights

Professor John Parrott Prize awarded for the best performance in examinations in Year 3 at Cardiff University.

Winner of ‘Best Doctorate in the College’ at Swansea University.

IOM3 Travel Grant July 2019

Collaborations
  • McMaster University (Corrosion of MgAl light alloys)

  • The Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology (Sacrificial protection of steel by novel zinc containing sol-gel coatings studied using a scanning vibrating electrode technique)

  • Department of Defence (DOD) ‘Technical Corrosion Collaboration (TCC)’ exchange programme University of Southern Mississippi