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Joey Kish

Associate Professor Ph.D., McMaster, P.Eng.JHE 343/B
Phone: (905) 525-9140 ext. 21492 Website: McMaster Institute for Automotive Research and Technology (MacAUTO) Website: Initiative for Automotive Manufacturing Innovation (iAMi) Website: Brockhouse Institute for Materials Research (BIMR)
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Research Areas Include:
Corrosion prediction and protection of structural materials in the automotive, aerospace, energy generation and chemical processing industries.
Current Projects
  • Corrosion performance of welded copper-lean AA7XXX extrusions for automotive exterior applications.
  • Self-passivation tendency and stability of wrought magnesium and Mg-Al-Zn (AZ) alloys in aqueous chloride-containing solutions.
  • Stress corrosion cracking and corrosion fatigue resistance structural light weight Mg alloys.
  • Modeling the spontaneous oscillatory corrosion kinetics exhibited by stainless steels alloys in hot, concentrated sulphuric acid solutions.
  • Throwing power simulation of a galvanic passivation anodic protection system for stainless steels alloys in hot, concentrated sulphuric acid solutions.
Short Biography
I received my undergraduate and graduate degree in Materials Science & Engineering from McMaster University in 1992 and 1999 respectively. In the course of my Ph.D., I developed a galvanic passivation model of the spontaneous oscillating active-passive corrosion behaviour exhibited by nickel-containing stainless steel when in contact with hot, concentrated sulphuric acid (H2SO4). Following my Ph.D., I joined NORAM Engineering & Constructors Limited (Vancouver, BC) in January of 1998 as a Materials Specialist.  In this role, I provided materials selection support for project design teams in all major areas of business, including nitration processes, sulphuric acid manufacture, and electrochemical synthesis. In April of 2000, I joined FPInnovations – Paprican (Vancouver, BC) as a Corrosion Scientist. In this role I was responsible for conducting research on corrosion and materials selection for pulp and paper mills. Major research topics explored during my professional experience include: composite tube fireside cracking in kraft recovery boilers, superheater corrosion in biomass fired power boilers, concrete corrosion in effluent treatment systems, and corrosion of alloys in concentrated sulphuric acid. I am a member of NACE International, SAE International, ASM International, and ECS.
Courses
  • MATLS 1M03   Structure and Properties of Materials
  • MATLS 3T04   Phase Transformations
  • MATLS 4D03   Materials and the Environment
  • ENG 4T04       Materials Selection in Design & Manufacturing
  • MATLS 743     Advanced Topics in Corrosion Science & Engineering (Graduate)
Selected Journal Publications
  • S.A. Jones, Y. Li, K.S. Coley, J.R. Kish, M.B. Ives, “Corrosion Potential Oscillations of Nickel-Containing Stainless Steel in Concentrated Sulphuric Acid: II Mechanism and Kinetic Modelling,” Corrosion Science, 52 (1), p. 250 (2010).
  • J.R. Kish, N.J. Stead, D.L. Singbeil, “Corrosion Control of Type 316L Stainless Steel in Sulphamic Acid Cleaning Solutions,” Corrosion, 65 (7), p. 491 (2009).
  • J.R. Kish, P. Eng, D.L. Singbeil, J.R. Keiser, Sulphidation Resistance of Composite Tube Materials, Materials at High Temperatures, 25 (2), p. 67 (2008).
  • J.R. Kish, C. Reid, D.L. Singbeil, R. Seguin, Corrosion of High Alloy Superheater Tubes in a Coastal Biomass Power Boiler, Corrosion, 64 (4), p. 356 (2008).
  • J.R. Kish, D.L. Singbeil, R. Seguin, Corrosion of Alloy 625 Bed Nozzle Alloys in a Wood-Waste Fluidized Bed Power Boiler, Materials Performance, 46 (9), p. 74 (2007).
  • J.R. Kish, D.L. Singbeil, Biogenic H2SO4 Corrosion of Concrete in Pure Oxygen Activated Sludge Bioreactors, Tappi Journal, 6 (6), p. 3 (2007).
  • J.R. Kish, J.R. Keiser, D.L. Singbeil, A. Willoughby, H. Longmire, Cracking of Composite Modified Alloy 825 Primary Air Port Tubes, Tappi Journal, 6 (4), p. 29 (2007).
  • J.R. Kish, D.L. Singbeil, P. Eng, O. Posein, R. Seguin, Corrosion of Bed Nozzle Alloys in a Wood-Waste Fluidized Bed Power Boiler, Corrosion, 63 (2), p. 197 (2007).
  • J.R. Kish, D.L. Singbeil, P. Eng, Corrosion of Alloys in a Simulated Wood-Waste Fluidizing Bed Power Boiler Environment, Corrosion, 62 (12), p. 1132 (2006).
  • J.R. Kish, D.L. Singbeil, J.R. Keiser, Cracking Susceptibility of Alternative Composite Tube Alloys in a Molten Sodium Sulphide Hydrate-Sodium Hydroxide Salt Mixture, Corrosion, 62 (7), p. 624 (2006).
  • R. Prescott, J.R. Kish, D.L. Singbeil, Fouling and Corrosion of Bed Nozzles in a Bubbling Fluidized-Bed Power Boiler, Journal of Failure Analysis & Prevention, 6 (4), p. 65 (2006).
  • L. Lapierre, C. Castro, J. Kish, G. Dorris, C. Chezick, J. Allen, G. Hill, J. Merza, D. Hanes, A 10 Day Mill Trial of Near Neutral Sulphite Deinking – Part III Overall Mill Assessment, Pulp and Paper Canada,107 (5), p. T114 (2006).
  • J.R. Kish, D.L. Singbeil, J.R. Keiser, D.A. Wensley, F.R. Jetté, Cracking and Corrosion Performance of Composite Tubes and Air Port Designs in a Kraft Recovery Boiler, Pulp and Paper Canada, 106 (11) p. T223 (2005).
  • J.R. Kish, D.L. Singbeil, C. Reid, Near Drum Tube Thinning in Coastal Power Boilers, Pulp and Paper Canada, 106 (7/8), p. T173 (2005).
  • J.R. Rodda, M.B. Ives, J.R. Kish, Corrosion of Cathodes in Anodic Protection Systems in Hot Concentrated Sulfuric Acid: Part 2: Alternative Cathodes, Material Performance, 44 (8) p. 22 (2005).
  • J.R. Rodda, M.B. Ives, J.R. Kish, Corrosion of Cathodes in Anodic Protection Systems in Hot Concentrated Sulfuric Acid: Part 1: Conventional Cathodes, Materials Performance, 44 (7), p. 20 (2005).
  • J.R. Kish, D.L. Singbeil, J.R. Keiser, North American Experience with Composite Tubes in Kraft Recovery Boilers, Pulp and Paper Canada, 106 (4), p. T75 (2005)
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