Dr Shiladitya Paul

Associate Professor in Engineering & Director for UoL/TWI Materials Innovation Centre (MatIC)
Contact Details

Mechanics of Materials Research Group

Department of Engineering
University Road | Leicester | LE1 7RH | UK

e: shiladitya.paul [at] leicester.ac.uk

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Personal details

BSc(Hons.), B.Tech, M.Tech, PhD(Cantab), MNACE, FCPS

Shiladitya is an innovative technology specialist with experience in the industrial development and application of specialised coatings, materials and corrosion mitigation methods. He specialises in coatings and corrosion. His chapters in the Encyclopaedia of Aerospace Engineering (Wiley, 2010) and the ASM Handbook (ASM International, 2013) are widely considered as authoritative reference works providing critical scientific concepts and their application to engineering practice. He has authored over 70 papers/articles on materials, coatings and corrosion. He is active in the scientific community as a peer-reviewer and member of the editorial team of several journals. He is also active in several international scientific and industrial committees (vice chair of European Federation of Corrosion WP9, Member of several NACE committees). He is a member (Judge) of the International Thermal Spray Conference (ITSC) and the Journal of Thermal Spray Technology (JTST) best paper award committees. More information on Shiladitya's research can be found on his ORCID Profile: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8423-313X

Publications

Selected Journal Papers

  • L Vivar Mora, A Taylor, S Paul, R Dawson, C Wang, W Taleb, J Owen, A Neville and R Barker, ‘Impact of Silica Nanoparticles on the Morphology and Mechanical Properties of Sol-gel Derived Coatings’, Surface and Coating Technology, Vol. 342, May 2018, Pages 48-56.
  • L Vivar Mora, S Naik, S Paul, R Dawson, A Neville and R Barker, ‘Influence of Silica Nanoparticles on Corrosion Resistance of Sol-Gel Based Coatings on Mild Steel’, Surface and Coating Technology, Vol. 324, September 2017, Pages 368-375.
  • S Paul, ‘Stiffness of Plasma Sprayed Thermal Barrier Coatings’, Coatings, Vol. 7, Issue 68, 2017, Pages 1-21.
  • N Ce and S Paul, ‘Protection of Hot Subsea Risers by using Thermally Sprayed Aluminum’, Anti-Corrosion Methods and Materials, Vol. 64, Issue 3, May 2017, Pages 299-305.
  • N Ce and S Paul, ‘The Effect of Temperature and Local pH on Calcareous Deposit Formation in Damaged Thermal Spray Aluminum (TSA) Coatings and Its Implication on Corrosion Mitigation of Offshore Steel Structures’, Coatings, Vol. 7, Issue 52, 2017, Pages 1-18.
  • S Paul and B Syrek-Gerstenkorn, ‘Can Thermally Sprayed Aluminum (TSA) Mitigate Corrosion of Carbon Steel in Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Environments?’, Journal of Thermal Spray Technology, Vol. 26, Issue 1, January 2017, Pages 184-194.
  • B. Robinson, A. Tabecki, S Paul, G. Shi, A. Mills, I. P. Parkin, J. A. Darr, H. L. de Villiers Lovelock, ‘A Comparison of the Potential Capability of SFS, SPS and HVSFS for the Production of Photocatalytic Titania Coatings’, Journal of Thermal Spray Technology, Vol. 26, Issue 1, January 2017, Pages 161-172.
  • N Ce and S Paul, ‘Thermally Sprayed Aluminum Coatings for the Protection of Subsea Risers and Pipelines Carrying Hot Fluids’, Coatings, Vol 6, Issue 4, 2016, Pages 1-11.
  • WR Smith and S Paul, ‘Natural Deposit Coatings on Steel during Cathodic Protection and Hydrogen Ingress’, Coatings, Vol 5, Issue 4, 2015, Pages 816-829.
  • S Paul, Q Lu and MDF Harvey, ‘Mitigating Localized Corrosion Using Thermally Sprayed Aluminum (TSA) Coatings on Welded 25% Cr Superduplex Stainless Steel’, Journal of Thermal Spray Technology, Vol. 24, Issues 4, April 2015, Pages 629-636.
  • S Paul, S Shrestha, CM Lee and MDF Harvey, ‘Thermally Sprayed Aluminum (TSA) Coatings for Extended Design Life of 22% Cr Duplex Stainless Steel in Marine Environments’, Journal of Thermal Spray Technology, Vol. 22, Issues 2-3, March 2013, Pages 328-336.
  • S Paul and MDF Harvey, ‘Corrosion Testing of Ni Alloy HVOF Coatings in High Temperature Environments for Biomass Applications’, Journal of Thermal Spray Technology, Vol. 22, Issues 2-3, March 2013, Pages 316-327.
  • S Paul, ‘Assessing Coating Reliability through Pore Architecture Evaluation’, Journal of Thermal Spray Technology, Vol. 19, Issues 4, June 2010, Pages 779-786.
  • S Paul, A Cipitria, SA Tsipas and TW Clyne Sintering Characteristics of Plasma Sprayed Zirconia Coatings Containing Different Stabilisers, Surface and Coatings Technology, Vol. 203, Issue 8, January  2009, Pages 1069-1074
  • IO Golosnoy, S Paul and TW Clyne, ‘Modelling of gas permeation through ceramic coatings produced by thermal spraying’, Acta Materialia, Vol. 56, Issue 4, February 2008, Pages 874-883.
  • L Xie, MR Dorfman, A Cipitria, S Paul, IO Golosnoy and TW Clyne, ‘Properties and performance of high purity thermal barrier coatings’, Journal of Thermal Spray Technology, Vol. 16, Issues 5-6, December 2007, Pages 804-808.
  • S Paul, A Cipitria, IO Golosnoy, L Xie, MR Dorfman and TW Clyne ‘Effects of impurity content on the sintering characteristics of plasma sprayed Zirconia’, Journal of Thermal Spray Technology, Vol. 16, Issues 5-6, December 2007, Pages 798-803.
  • JC Tan, SA Tsipas, IO Golosnoy, JA Curran, S Paul and TW Clyne, ‘A steady-state bi-substrate technique for measurement of the thermal conductivity of ceramic coatings’, Surface and Coatings Technology, Vol. 201, Issues 3-4, October 2006, Pages 1414-1420.

Selected Conference Papers

  • S Paul, “Effect of Temperature and Pressure on the Performance of Corrosion Resistant Alloy (CRA) Coatings in Supercritical CO2,” Paper no. 10967, NACE 2018, Phoenix, April 15-19, 2018.
  • S Paul, P McNutt, "Corrosion performance of Cold Sprayed Tantalum Coatings", Paper no. 10653, NACE 2018, Phoenix, April 15-19, 2018.
  • S Paul, “Cathodic Protection of Offshore Structures by Extreme Damage Tolerant Sacrificial Coatings,” Paper no.10938, NACE 2018, Phoenix, April 15-19, 2018.
  • H Begg, S Paul, "Performance of Nickel Alloy UNS N06625 Welds in Supercritical H2S Environment," NACE 2018, Paper no.10949, Phoenix, April 15-19, 2018.
  • M E Mitzithra, S Paul, “Performance of API 5L X65 in a ‘Sweet’ followed by ‘Sour’ Environment,” NACE 2018, Paper no.10970, Phoenix, April 15-19, 2018.
  • S Paul, B Syrek-Gerstenkorn, ‘Potential use of thermally sprayed aluminium (TSA) in CCS’, Paper No 81036, pp 1-6, EUROCORR 2017, Prague, 04-07 September, 2017.
  • S Paul, ‘Damage tolerance of thermally sprayed aluminium in marine environments’, Paper No 80946, pp 1-4, EUROCORR 2017, Prague, 04-07 September, 2017.
  • S Paul, ‘Performance of Thermally Sprayed Corrosion Resistance Alloy (CRA) Coatings in 50 MPa Supercritical CO2’, NACE 2017, Paper No 9007, New Orleans, March 26-30, 2017.
  • S Paul, ‘Protection of Deep Sea Steel Structures using Thermally Sprayed Aluminium’, NACE 2017, Paper No 9009, New Orleans, March 26-30, 2017.
  • Q Lu, S Paul, Determining the dissolved oxygen (DO) concentration limit in saline solutions for safe operation of CRAs’, NACE 2017, Paper No 9062, New Orleans, March 26-30, 2017.
  • S Paul, ‘Performance of damaged and intact thermally sprayed corrosion resistant alloy (CRA) coatings on carbon steel in supercritical CO­2 environments at different temperatures’, Paper No 57777, pp 1-16, EUROCORR 2016, Montpellier, 11-15 September, 2016.
  • S Paul, ‘Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy of Thermally Sprayed Aluminium in Synthetic Seawater’, Paper No 4738, pp 939-945, ITSC 2016, Shanghai, May 10-12, 2016.
  • B. Robinson, A. Tabecki, S. Paul, G. Shi, I. P. Parkin, J. A. Darr and H. L. de Villiers Lovelock, Comparison of SFS, SPS and HVSFS for the Production of Photocatalytic Titania Coatings, ITSC 2016, Shanghai, May 10-12, 2016.
  • B. Robinson, A. Tabecki, S. Paul, G. Shi, P. Carmichael, I. P. Parkin, J. A. Darr and H. L. de Villiers Lovelock, LPC - Novel Process for the Production of Photocatalytic Surfaces, ITSC 2016, Shanghai, May 10-12, 2016.
  • S Paul, ‘Performance of Thermally Sprayed CRA Coatings on Carbon Steel in Supercritical CO2 Environments’, NACE 2016, Paper No 7669, Vancouver, March 07-10, 2016.
  • N Ce, NS Zulkfli, S Paul, ‘Effect of TSA Coating Damage on the Mechanism of Calcareous Deposit Formation in Boiling Seawater’, NACE 2016, Paper No 7486, Vancouver, March 07-10, 2016.
  • ME Mitzithra, S Paul, ‘Corrosion Performance of API 5l X65 Steel in a Low Temperature Saline Environment’, NACE 2016, Paper No 7625, Vancouver, March 07-10, 2016.
  • ME Mitzithra, S Paul, ‘Scaling investigation of API 5L X65 steel in a ‘sweet’ followed by ‘sour’ environment’, NACE 2016, Paper No 7623, Vancouver, March 07-10, 2016.
  • S Paul, ‘Damage tolerance of thermally sprayed corrosion resistant alloy coatings on carbon steel for use in carbon capture and storage’, EUROCORR 2015, Paper No 771, Graz, September 6-10, 2015.
  • S Paul, ‘Electrochemical monitoring of damaged thermally sprayed aluminium coatings on steel in a simulated marine immersion environment at different temperatures’, EUROCORR 2015, Paper No 773, Graz, September 6-10, 2015.
  • H Zhang, S Paul, M Gittos, K Sotoudeh, G Shi, ‘The Effect of Post Weld Heat Treatment on the Corrosion Performance of Friction Stir Welded High Strength Aluminium Alloys’. 68th IIW Annual Assembly and Conference, Helsinki, June 28 to July 3, 2015.
  • S Paul, MDF Harvey, QY Ho, K Yunus, AC Fisher, ‘Corrosion Testing of Thermally Sprayed Aluminium’, ITSC 2015, Paper No 38552, pp 964-970, Long Beach, May 11-14, 2015.
  • S Paul, ‘Mitigating Corrosion of Carbon Steel in Supercritical CO₂ Environments using HVOF Coatings’, ITSC 2015, Paper No 38553, pp 1072-1077, Long Beach, May 11-14, 2015.
  • S Paul, PJ Aldhous, HL deVilliers Lovelock, ‘Effect of Blasting and Spraying Parameters on the Adhesion of Arc Wire Sprayed Aluminium Coatings, ITSC 2015, Paper No 38346, pp 321-328, Long Beach, May 11-14, 2015.
  • S Paul, ‘Thermally Sprayed Corrosion Resistant Alloy Coatings on Carbon Steel for Use in Supercritical CO₂ Environments’, NACE 2015, Paper No 5939, Dallas, March 16-20, 2015.

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