Prof Robert Cottis - personal details
Role: Professor of Corrosion Science and Engineering
Tel: 0161 306-4843
School of Materials
The University of Manchester
He was appointed as a Project Manager, then Research Manager at the Fulmer Research Institute, a contract research organization that was wholly-owned by the Institute of Physics. There he worked on long-term research in the general area of corrosion, with much of the work being on corrosion fatigue. In addition he undertook many short-term failure investigations and other consultancy work.
He joined the Corrosion and Protection Centre, UMIST in 1979, initially as a lecturer, then senior lecturer (1992), reader (2000) and professor (2007).
He is active in the development of teaching in the field of Corrosion, being responsible for the development of a distance learning approach to the MSc in Corrosion Control Engineering, and Director of the TLTP Consortium that developed the Ecorr courseware to support corrosion teaching.
He is founding editor of the open access online Journal of Corrosion Science and Engineering and founder of the CORROS-L Mailing List for corrosion questions. In 2005 he was awarded the T.J. Hull Award of NACE International for services to NACE in the field of publications.