Brian Connolly

Role: Reader in Corrosion Performance of Energy Systems

Partner: The University of Manchester

Brian Connolly is an EDF Energy/Royal Academy of Engineering Reader in Corrosion Performance of Energy Systems at The University of Manchester. He received his B.S. degree in Materials Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology, his M.S. degree in Materials Science and Engineering from University of Virginia and his Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from the same university. His Industrial experience includes time with Mobil E&P in the Gulf of Mexico as well as time with the US Navy.
He has expertise in environmental degradation of materials in power generation systems specializing in the study of localized corrosion, environmentally-assisted cracking, high temperature oxidation/creep, and irradiation damage in metals, SiC/SiC composites, and advanced coatings systems. To date he has supervised over 50 post-graduate students in the area of materials degradation.
He is the current holder of the H.H. Uhlig award from NACE-International and is a former winner of the T.P Hoar Prize from the Institute of Corrosion. He has held previous fellowships with the Royal Society, the Japanese Atomic Energy Agency, the Office of Naval Research (US), Mobil E&P's Technical Center and NASA.