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GSCSG Owner - D. Bryce Mitton, PhD

CONTACT INFORMATION

E-MAIL - dbmitton@gscsg.com
E-MAIL - bmitton@mit.edu

CELL - (617) 999-9903
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ORGANIZATIONS

Member of NACE International
Member of British MENSA Limited



AWARDS

UMIST Part-Time Teaching Assistant - U.K.
NSERC Postgraduate Scholarship - Canada
Inco Continuation Scholarship - Canada
Cambrian Scholar - Canada



EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

1985-1990: PhD in Corrosion Science and Engineering - UMIST
The University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology - U.K.
Research jointly funded by UMIST and a British Company
Thesis: Degradation of Thin Metal/Alloy Films (for Magnetic Recording)

1983-1984: MSc in Corrosion Science and Engineering - UMIST
The University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology - U.K.
By Examination and Dissertation
Dissertation: Surface Finishing of Aluminium

1976-1979: Chemical Technology - Cambrian College
Cambrian College of Applied Arts and Technology - Canada



CONTINUING EDUCATION

2007: Program Management Certified Professional
Learning Tree International - U.S.A.



WORK HISTORY

2010-Present: Gold Standard Corrosion Science Group, LLC (GSCSG)
Owner/Manager

2006-2010: University of North Dakota (UND)
Director - Engineered Surfaces Center (ESC)

2003-2005: U.S.A. and Italy
Independent Consultant (U.S.A.)
Collaborator (Italy)

2002: Northeastern University (NEU)
Part-Time Lecturer in Corrosion Science
Concurrent with Employment at MIT

1993-2003: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Research Associate - H.H. Uhlig Corrosion Laboratory

1990-1993: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Postdoctoral Associate - H.H. Uhlig Corrosion Laboratory

1985-1987: UMIST
Part-Time Teaching Assistant and Demonstrator - Corrosion
Concurrent with PhD Graduate Studies

1979-1983: Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL)
Research Technologist in Corrosion
Corrosion Technologist (NACE)

1978-Summer: Cambrian College
Manager of a Young Canada Works Project (17 Students)
Design and Construction of a Solar Greenhouse

1977-Summer: Falconbridge Nickel Mines
Laborer in a Smelter

1965-1975: Various Companies in Canada
Clerk - Miner - Laborer - Seaman - Industrial First Aid Attendant



RESEARCH EXPERIENCE DURING UNIVERSITY EMPLOYMENT

Engineered Surfaces for Weapons Systems Life Extension Program - UND & Alion Science and Technology
Directed the start-up of the Engineered Surfaces Center (ESC) at UND.
Managed a multimillion-dollar budget.
Supervised the research of full-time professional, technical and support staff, as well as part-time faculty and students working on: Superfinishing - Contact Fatigue - Surface Modification - Wear - Corrosion. (PI)

Various Projects - UNINA (Italy)
Electrochemistry was used to evaluate the degradation characteristics of various systems. Much of the research involved studying the corrosion of friction stir welds in aluminum alloys, and the development of a novel technique to assess corrosion fatigue.

An Investigation of the Fundamental Aspects of Underfilm Corrosion - MIT, UMIST (U.K.) & UNINA (Italy)
For the first time, magnetic and electrochemical techniques were combined to provide an unequivocal correlation between mass loss and EIS data for a polymer-coated metal. (Co-PI)

Supercritical Water Oxidation (SCWO) Systems for Hazardous Waste Remediation - MIT
This research assessed corrosion modes and rates at conditions paralleling the temperature regions in a full-size SCWO reactor. (Co-PI)

Feasibility Study of Supercritical Light Water Cooled Fast Reactors - MIT & University of Michigan
The use of supercritical light water as the coolant in a direct-cycle nuclear reactor offers potential for plant simplification and high thermal efficiency of the power conversion cycle. Corrosion and stress corrosion cracking are major concerns for this reactor design. (Co-PI)

Development of Methods for Prediction of Equipment Aging and Residual Life - MIT & Draper
This research focused on equipment aging and the role of a latent failure for a U.S.A.F. accelerometer. (Co-PI)

An Investigation of Microbially Influenced Degradation of Polymer-Coated Metals - MIT, Harvard University & UNINA (Italy)
This project advanced the understanding of microbially influenced degradation of polymer-coated metals and the interpretation of electrochemical data.

An Assessment of Organic Coatings with Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy - MIT & UNINA (Italy)
The corrosion of several polymer-metal systems was assessed.

Electronics Packaging Program - MIT
The degradation of polymer-metal systems was assessed.

High-Level Nuclear Waste Containment - AECL (Canada)
As a Research Technologist in Corrosion, assessed corrosion of materials for use in high-level nuclear waste containment using long-term exposure and electrochemical tests at temperatures up to 150˚C.



SELECTED ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE

Designed and developed a new illustrated Basic Corrosion Short Course - "Basic Corrosion Science” - small-class corrosion training for professionals or technologists.

Worked as a Consultant at the University of Naples "Federico II" (UNINA) - continued to assess the use of trivalent chromium to replace hexavalent chromium conversion coatings for aluminum alloys used in the aviation industry. Also assessed the use of cold spray for corrosion control. - Naples, Italy (09-2016 to 12-2016).

Worked as a Consultant at the University of Naples "Federico II" (UNINA) - assessed the use of trivalent chromium to replace hexavalent chromium conversion coatings for aluminum alloys used in the aviation industry. - Naples, Italy (09-2015 to 12-2015).

Invited & Funded by the University of Naples "Federico II" (UNINA) to attend the Aluminium Surface Science & Technology VI International Symposium - Sorrento, Italy (2012).

Invited to present a paper on Corrosion Education at the Northern Area Eastern Conference - "Corrosion Education - The Opportunity" - Ottawa, Canada (2011).

Chair of the Supercritical Fluids Symposium - NACE Corrosion 2011 - Houston, TX (2011).

Vice Chair of the Supercritical Fluids Symposium - NACE Corrosion 2010 - San Antonio, TX (2010).

Advised on the set-up and analysis of a number of corrosion tests during a confidential military project at the Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC) - University of North Dakota (UND) - Grand Forks, ND (2008).

Graduate Committee Member: Gregory Dvorak, MS, "Development of a Sliding-Rolling Contact Fatigue Tester for Superfinished Surfaces" - University of North Dakota (UND) - Grand Forks, ND.

Invited & Funded by the University of Naples "Federico II" (UNINA) to be the Chair of the session on Coatings/Corrosion Inhibitors - 2nd World Congress on Corrosion in the Military - Naples, Italy (2007).

Invited & Funded by the University of Naples "Federico II" (UNINA) to present a paper - "An Overview of the Critical Technological Issues Relevant to the Joining of Light Alloys for Aerospace Applications" - at the 1st World Congress on Corrosion in the Military - Sorrento, Italy (2005).

Invited & Funded by The University of Hong Kong (HKU) to give a lecture on the use of Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy (EIS) to study the degradation of polymer-coated metals at The Workshop on Surface Adhesion and Biotechnological Applications - Hong Kong, China (2003).

Invited & Funded by the University of Naples "Federico II" (UNINA) to be the Co-Chair of the session on Environmentally Compliant Materials Used in Corrosion Prevention - International Workshop on Corrosion in Aircraft Structures and Ground Vehicles - Ravello, Italy (2003).

Developed and presented a graduate Course - "Corrosion of Materials" - at Northeastern University (NEU) - concurrent with employment at MIT (2002).

Invited & Funded by Pennsylvania State University (Penn State) to present a seminar on the Corrosion Character of Candidate Materials for Supercritical Water Oxidation (SCWO) System Fabrication (2001).

Worked on several industrial consulting projects for Altran - concurrent with employment at MIT.

Invited & Funded by the Korea Institute of Machinery and Materials (KIMM) to present a lecture on corrosion at the 1st International Symposium on SCWO Technology - Changwon, Korea (1999).

Invited & Funded multiple times by the University of Naples "Federico II" (UNINA) to do research - Naples, Italy.

Invited & Funded by the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory (INEL) to peer review the INEL Report "Impact of Microbially Influenced Corrosion on Spent Nuclear Fuel and Storage Life" (1996).

Co-Chair of the session on Metallic Coatings and Surface Treatments - 12th International Corrosion Conference (ICC) - Houston, TX (1993).



PUBLICATIONS

Authored/co-authored over 95 publications, including book chapters.



PRESENTATIONS

Presented numerous papers at national and international conferences.
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