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Barbara Shaw



  • Engineering Science and Mechanics

403C Earth and Engineering Sciences Building


Personal or Departmental Website

Research Areas:

Advanced Materials and Devices, Emerging Manufacturing Processes for Materials, Tissues, and Devices, Energy Infrastructure, Storage and Devices, Structural and Human Health Monitoring

Interest Areas:

Corrosion, environmental degradation of engineering alloys and sprayed metal coatings.





Parts of Book

  • Barbara Shaw and Elizabeth Sikora, 2014, Crystalline Alloys: Magnesium, Environmental Degradation of Advanced and Traditional Materials, Taylor & Francis, pp. 21-66
  • Barbara Shaw, 2006, Corrosion-Resistant Powder Metallurgy Alloys, ASM International, pp. 447-475
  • Barbara Shaw, W. W. Shaw and D. P. Schmidt, 2006, Corrosion of Metallic Coatings, ASM International, pp. 61-78
  • Barbara Shaw and Rayan C. Wolfe, 2005, Corrosion of Magnesium and Magnesium-Base Alloys, ASM International, Materials Park, OH, pp. 205-227

Journal Articles

  • Anthony J. Naccarelli, Robert W. Gresh, Michael Nunez, Barbara A. Shaw, Elizabeth Sikora, Hanqi Xu, Thomas Bayliss and Esteban Brown, 2014, "Corrosion and Structural Characterization of Physically Vapor Deposited Magnesium Alloys", Naval Engineer's Journal
  • Brian S. DeForce and Barbara Shaw, 2013, "Crevice Corrosion of Type 444 Stainless Steel in a Mildly Acidic Chloride solution-Detection of an Anodic Preak Prior to the Onset of Corrosion", Corrosion, pp. 614-623
  • Barbara Shaw, Elizabeth Sikora and Sana Virtannen, 2008, "Heal and Disappear -A New Approach to Using Metals in the Human Body", Interface, 17, (2), pp. 43-47
  • R. C. Wolfe and Barbara Shaw, 2007, "The effect of thermal treatment on the corrosion properties of vapor deposited magnesium alloyed with yttrium, aluminum, titanium, and misch metal", Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 1
  • D. P. Schmidt, Barbara Shaw, E. Sikora, W. W. Shaw and L. H. Laliberte, 2007, "Comparison of Testing Techniques Used to Anayze the Corrosion Resistance of Sacrificial Coating Systems", Corrosion, 63, pp. 958-974
  • D. P. Schmidt, Barbara Shaw, E. Sikora and W. W. Shaw, 2006, "Corrosion Protection Assessment of Sacrificial Coating Systems on Steel in Artificial Seawater", Corrosion, 62, pp. 323-339
  • R. C. Wolfe, H. W. Pickering and Barbara Shaw, 2006, "Microprobe Study of pH During the Induction Period Preceding Crevice Corrosion", Journal of the Electrochemical Society, 153, pp. B25-B32
  • Barbara Shaw and R. G. Kelly, 2006, "What is Corrosion?", Interface, 15, pp. 24-26
  • D. P. Schmidt, Barbara Shaw, E. Sikora, W. W. Shaw and L. H. Laliberte, 2006, "Corrosion protection assessment of sacrificial coatings systems as a function of exposure time in a marine environment", Progress in Organic Coatings, 57, pp. 352-364
  • A. Shi, Barbara Shaw and E. Sikora, 2005, "The Role of Grain Boundary Regions in the Localized Corrosion of a Copper-Free 6111-Like Aluminum Alloy", Corrosion, pp. 534-547
  • Ryan C. Wolfe, Konrad G. Weil, Barbara Shaw and Howard W. Pickering, 2005, "Measurement of pH Gradients in the Crevice Corrosion of Iron Using a Palladium Hydride Microelectrode", Journal of the Electrochemical Society, 152, (2), pp. B82-B88
  • Daniel Cook, Matt Kuentzler, Faye Kim, Jesse Galvan, Daniel Cardoba and Barbara A Shaw, , "Development of a thin and flexible sesor for assessing corrosion damage of hard-to-access painted surfaces", Naval Engineer's Journal

Conference Proceedings

  • Barbara Shaw and Brian S. DeForce, 2016, "Documented Evidence of significant Metal Loss in aluminum Crevice Corrosion"
  • Ryan Wolfe and Barbara Shaw, 2013, "Improving the Corrosion Resistance of Magnesium by Vapor Phase Processing", Corrosion 2013 Proceedings
  • D. P. Schmidt, Barbara Shaw, E. Sikora, W. W. Shaw and L. H. Laliberte, 2005, "Comparison of Testing Techniques Used to Analyze the Corrosion Resistance of Sacrificial Coating Systems", Proceedings of the Tri-Service Corrosion Conference, NACE International
  • E. L. Montgomery, E. Sikora and Barbara Shaw, 2005, "Corrosion Preventative Compounds: Physical and Mechical Mechanisms on Steel", Tri-Service Corrosion Conference Proceeedings


  • D. P. Schmidt, Barbara Shaw, E. Sikora and W. W. Shaw, , "Corrosion Protection Assessment of Barrier Properties of Several Zn-containing Coating Systems on Steel in Artificial Seawater", Corrosion

Research Projects

  • January 2013 - August 2016, "Development of New Multifunctional Coatings for Protection against Erosion and Corrosion in Qatar Oil and Gas Production," (Sponsor: Texas A&M University at Qatar).
  • September 2014 - September 2015, "Naval Engineering Education Center: Thin-Films: Sensors, Electrodes and Batteries," (Sponsor: University of Michigan).

Honors and Awards


Service to Penn State:

  • Committee Member, ESC Promotion and Tenure Committee, August 2015 - August 2017
  • Committee Member, Faculty Search Committee, Faculty Search Committee, August 2016 - May 2017
  • Committee Member, COE Climate Commeetee to develop Climate Survey, July 2015 - December 2015
  • Representative, Meeting with potential high school students and freshman and sophomores to discuss majoring in Engineering Science, January 2011 - December 2015
  • Member, College of Engineering Faculty Advisory Board, January 2011 - February 2015
  • Chairperson, ESM ABET Committee, January 2011 - May 2015
  • Member, ESM Senior Thesis committee, January 2011 - May 2015
  • Member, University Promotion and Tenure Committee, August 2012 - August 2014
  • Chairperson, ESM Scholarship Committee, September 1999 - December 2013
  • Consultantuniversity liason to industry, Penn Tap, November 2005 - December 2012
  • Board MemberCISP, January 2006
  • Committee Member, COE Faculy Senior Women's Committee, January 2005
  • , Fenlon Award Committee, January 2011
  • Chairperson, ESM Senior Thesis committee, August 2015
  • Member, ESM Portfolio committee, January 2011
  • Member, ESM Curriculum Committee, January 2011

Service to External Organizations:

  • chairmanNACE International, Corrosion General Education Subcommittee, March 2017 - March 2020
  • Coordinator, DOD Technical Corrosion Collaboration Meeting, DOD Corrosion Forum, August 2016 - August 2016
  • Consultant, Silco Tek, January 2016 - July 2016
  • Panelist, Department of Defense, Persch Workshop on Corrosion Policy, February 2015 - February 2015
  • Expert WitnessAbove Ground Tank Failure, January 2014 - December 2014
  • Committee Member, Executive Committe of the Corrosion Division of th, May 2003 - September 2014
  • , P/M Exhaust Systems, December 2007 - December 2010
  • Expert WitnessJuly 2007
  • Committee Member, cathodic protection committee of NACE, December 2011
  • Committee Member, underground piping committee of NACE, December 2011
  • Committee Member, NACE Research Committee, January 2006
  • Committee Member, NACE International Fellows committee, March 2009
  • Committee Member, ASTM, October 2010
  • Consultant, January 1991
  • Member, March 2003
  • Reviewer, January 2006
  • Member, NACE Interantional, March 1982



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