I have worked for Sheffield Hallam University since 2000 and have had various roles in the intervening period. I am currently the Subject Group Leader for the Thermofluids Subject Group in the Department of Engineeing and Mathematics.
I gained my undergraduate degree in Integrated Engineering from Nottingham Trent University. From there, I went on to study for a Master's Degree and PhD in the Corrosion and Protection Centre at UMIST in Manchester, gaining his PhD in 2000.
I joined Sheffield Hallam as a researcher in the Materials and Engineering Research Institute (MERI) and have progressed through a variety of roles to my current position. I have held the role of Course Leader for Mechanical Engineering and the Learning, Teaching and Assessment Lead for the department. I am currently the Subject Group Leader for the Thermofluids Group which is responsible for the delivery of Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics across a range of undergraduate and post graduate engineering courses. I also have overall responsibility for the operation of the Aerospace and Automotive Engineering courses in the department.
Specialist areas of interest
corrosion protection by organic coatings
corrosion induced failure of coatings
development of scanning electrochemical techniques including Scanning Vibrating Electrode Technique (SVET), Scanning Kelvin Probe (SKP), and Scanning Droplet Cell (SDS), Scanning Electrochemical Microscopy (SECM) and Localised Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy (LEIS)
Business, Technology and Enterprise
I teach thermodynamics and fluid mechanics to students across a range of courses and years of study. I lead two second year modules dealing with the application of thermofluids engineering and one module at Masters level.
I have supervised a wide range of dissertation projects at both Bachelors and Masters level ranging from novel applications of various engineering technologies to engineering applications in the third world under the auspices of the Design for People Challenge run by Engineers without Borders.
Winberg, C., Bramhall, M., Greenfield, D., Johnson, P., Lewis, O., Rowlett, P., ... Wolff, K.E. (2020). Developing employability in engineering education: a systematic review of the literature. European Journal of Engineering Education, 45 (2), 165-180. http://doi.org/10.1080/03043797.2018.1534086
Herrero‐Hernandez, E., Greenfield, D., Smith, T., & Akid, R. (2019). Evaluation of the performance of a mediatorless microbial fuel cell by electrochemical impedance spectroscopy. Electroanalysis. http://doi.org/10.1002/elan.201900120
Ngo, S., Lowe, C., Lewis, O., & Greenfield, D. (2017). Development and optimisation of focused ion beam/scanning electron microscopy as a technique to investigate cross sections of organics coatings. Progress in Organic Coatings, 106, 33-40. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.porgcoat.2017.02.003
Bryant, D.E., Greenfield, D., Walshaw, R.D., Johnson, B.R.G., Herschy, B., Smith, C., ... Kee, T.P. (2013). Hydrothermal modification of the Sikhote-Alin iron meteorite under low pH geothermal environments. A plausibly prebiotic route to activated phosphorus on the early Earth. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 109, 90-112. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.gca.2012.12.043
Leiva-García, R., Akid, R., Greenfield, D., Gittens, J., Muñoz-Portero, M.J., & García-Antón, J. (2012). Study of the sensitisation of a highly alloyed austenitic stainless steel, Alloy 926 (UNS N08926), by means of scanning electrochemical microscopy. Electrochimica Acta, 70, 105-111. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.electacta.2012.03.036
Jackson, C.M., Greenfield, D., & Howie, L.A. (2012). An assessment of compositional and morphological changes in model archaeological glasses in an acid burial matrix. Archaeometry, 54 (3), 489-507. http://doi.org/10.1111/j.1475-4754.2011.00632.x
Lewis, O.D., Greenfield, D., Akid, R., Dahm, R.H., & Wilcox, G.D. (2010). Conversion coatings for zinc electrodeposits from modified molybdate solutions. Transactions of the Institute of Metal Finishing, 88 (2), 107-116.
Bryant, D.E., Marriott, K.E.R., Greenfield, D., Macgregor, S.A., Smith, C., Pasek, M.A., & Kee, T.P. (2010). Special Issue: Abstracts from the 9th European Workshop on Astrobiology, Brussels, October 12–14, 2009. Origins of Life and Evolution of Biospheres, 40 (6), 499-607. http://doi.org/10.1007/s11084-010-9215-0
Akid, R., Wang, H., Smith, T.J., Greenfield, D., & Earthman, J.C. (2008). Biological functionalization of a sol-gel coating for the mitigation of microbial-induced corrosion. Advanced functional materials, 18 (2), 203-211. http://doi.org/10.1002/adfm.200600493
Larroumet, D., Greenfield, D., Akid, R., & Yarwood, J. (2008). Spectroscopic studies of the corrosion of model iron electrodes in carbonate and phosphate buffer solutions. Journal of Raman Spectroscopy, 39 (12), 1740-1748. http://doi.org/10.1002/jrs.2026
Larroumet, D., Greenfield, D., Akid, R., & Yarwood, J. (2007). Raman spectroscopic studies of the corrosion of model iron electrodes in sodium chloride solution. Journal of Raman Spectroscopy, 38 (12), 1577-1585. http://doi.org/10.1002/jrs.1810
Bryant, D., & Greenfield, D. (2006). The use of fluorescent probes for the detection of under-film corrosion. Progress in organic coatings. B, 57 (4), 416-420. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.porgcoat.2006.09.027
Lewis, O.D., Greenfield, D., Akid, R., Dahm, R.H., & Wilcox, G.W. (2006). SVET investigation into use of simple molybdate passivation treatments on electrodeposited zinc coatings. Transactions of the Institute of Metal Finishing, 84 (4), 188-195. http://doi.org/10.1179/174591906X124038
Greenfield, D., & Clegg, F. (2004). Enhancement of barrier properties in organic coatings using Nanocomposites. Journal of Corrosion Science and Engineering, 8.
Greenfield, D. (2003). Cathodic blistering and delamination: Different mechanisms or different manifestations? Corrosion Management, (51), 21-23.
Greenfield, D., & Scantlebury, J.D. (2000). Blistering and delamination processes on coated steel. Journal of Corrosion Science and Engineering, 2.
Greenfield, D., & Scantlebury, D. (2000). The protective action of organic coatings on steel: A review. Journal of Corrosion Science and Engineering, 3.
Bryant, D.E., Marriott, K.E.R., Greenfield, D., Macgregor, S.A., Smith, C., Pasek, M.A., & Kee, T. (2010). The rise of chemical complexity from meteorite sources: Implications for origin-of-life studies. Origins of Life and Evolution of Biospheres, 40, 513.
Gittens, J., Smith, T.J., Akid, R., Wang, H., & Greenfield, D. (2010). Biotic Sol-gel coating for the inhibition of marine corrosion and biofouling. Structural Engineer, 88 (21), 21-23.
Gittens, J.E., Wang, H., Smith, T.J., Akid, R., & Greenfield, D. (2009). Biotic sol-gel coating for the inhibition of corrosion in seawater. ECS transactions, 24 (1), 211-229. http://doi.org/10.1149/1.3453618
Bryant, D.E., Greenfield, D., Walshaw, R.D., Evans, S.M., Nimmo, A.E., Smith, C.L., ... Kee, T.P. (2009). Electrochemical studies of iron meteorites: phosphorus redox chemistry on the early Earth. International Journal of Astrobiology, 8 (1), 27-36. http://doi.org/10.1017/S1473550408004345
Bryant, D.E., Gorrell, I.B., Greenfield, D., Evans, S.M., Wang, L., Heard, D.E., ... Kee, T.P. (2008). Phosphorus redox chemistry in planetary environments: implications for the origins of life. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ASTROBIOLOGY, 7 (1), 66-67.
Akid, R., Roffey, P., Greenfield, D., & Guillen, D. (2004). Application of scanning vibrating electrode technique (SVET) to the study of weld corrosion. EUROCORR 2004 - European Corrosion Conference: Long Term Prediction and Modelling of Corrosion.
Akid, R., Roffy, P., Greenfield, D., & Guillen, D. (2007). Application of scanning vibrating electrode technique (SVET) and scanning droplet cell (SDC) techniques to the study of weld corrosion. In Local Probe Techniques for Corrosion Research. (pp. 23-32). http://doi.org/10.1533/9781845692599.23
Theses / Dissertations
Mostafa, M. (2009). Hybrid sol-gel/polyaniline coating for the corrosion protection of AA2024. (Doctoral thesis). Supervised by Akid, R., Wang, H., & Greenfield, D.
Pilli, S. (2008). Effects of ultrasonic impact treatment on fatigue life of pre-exfoliated AA-2024-t351. (Doctoral thesis). Supervised by Akid, R., Rodopoulos, C., & Greenfield, D.