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Matthew Kitchen

Matt Kitchen BEng

Research Assistant

Summary

Studied BEng Forensic Engineering at Sheffield Hallam University including a 1 year placement year as part of MERI. As part of my degree I was awarded the Armourer and Brasiers Award for Academic Excellence as well as the IET Manufacturing Engineering Student for distinction shown at Sheffield Hallam University.

  • About

    Working as part of the core consultancy team and the Centre for Corrosion Technology since 2011, helping to deliver on research projects and consultancy work.

    In addition to this I am currently studying part time for an MPhil. The title of the project "A study in the formation of patination on copper containing antifouling marine coatings" in association with International Paints.

    I have range of expertise in

    • Sample Preparation, including chemical etching
    • Macro photography
    • Advanced investigatory techniques including
      Non Destructive Testing
      Optical Microscopy
      Infinite Focus Microscopy
      Scanning Electron Microscopy
      Energy Dispersive X-ray analysis
      Focused Ion Beam Scanning Electron Microscopy
      X-ray Diffraction
    • Mechanical Testing, including
      Tensile testing
      Macro, micro hardness
      Fatigue
    • Corrosion testing data interpretation
      Accelerated corrosion testing
      Open Circuit Potential
      Zero Resistance ammetry
      Polarisation
      Droplet Cell
  • Publications

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