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Dr. Douglas Mills

  • Job title: Senior Lecturer - Engineering
  • Department: Science & Technology - Engineering

General information

  • 1970 BA(Hons) Cantab Metallurgy & Chemistry
  • 1973 MA University of Cambridge
  • 1974 PhD University of Cambridge in field of Metallurgy and Materials Science

Worked in industry (NPC), Research Associations (PRA and BNF) and Academia (Trent Polytechnic,Nottingham University and North Dakota Sate university ) before joining University of Northampton on the permanent staff in 1999

Scholarly Activities/Staff Development

  • Elected Member of Higher Education Academy
  • PhD/MPhil examiner for University of Swansea and for University of  Manchester
  • Editorial Board Member: Journal Corrosion Engineering, Science and Technology  - also Conference Reporter/reviewer for same journal-regularly review annual EuroCorr conferences and anti-corrosive organic corrosion conferences
  • Technical Secretary to Institute of Corrosion
  • Writes regular Technical Topics article (titles like "Corrosion in Concrete",  "Electrochemical Methods - are they any use?", "Corrosion and Health") in Corrosion Management, the Journal of the Institute of Corrosion

Administration

  • Member of ISO committee TC 35 SC9 WG 29 developing standard for examination of anti-corrosive paints using AC Impedance (ISO 16773)

Teaching

  • Eng 1007 First Year Materials and Manufacturing Processes : Module Leader
  • Eng 3001 Final year Applications of Technology
  • Eng 4004 Engineering Final year project - Module Leader and supervisor of several projects in the materials area

Research

  • Over 70 publications mainly in the field of Coatings/Corrosion protection. Co-edited 2 books. Co-Organised several conferences in the field
  • Research at University of Northampton on Corrosion & Coating. Presentation of papers at Symposiums & Conferences (world-wide). Special area: Interpretation of electrochemical response of coating on metals using techniques like AC Impedance(EIS) & Electrochemical Noise method (ENM).
  • PhD completion and MPhil completion under his supervision
  • TCS Scheme Pronto Paints successfully completed
  • Involved in Erasmus-Socrates Exchange scheme with Technical University of Gdansk (inc. running research project in collaboration with industrial company)

Publications

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2012

  1. Mills, D. J., Jamali, S. and Tobiszewski, M. T. (2012) Developing electrochemical measurements in order to assess anti-corrosive coatings more effectively. Progress in Organic Coatings. 74(2), pp. 385-390. 0300-9440.
  2. Mills, D. J., Jamali, S. and Paprocka, K. (2012) Investigation into the effect of nano-silica on the protective properties of polyurethane coatings. Surface and Coatings Technology. 209, pp. 137-142. 0257-8972.

2011

  1. Mills, D. J. (2011) Developments in electrochemical measurements in order to assess anti-corrosive coatings more effectively. Paper presented to: Advances in Electrochemical Techniques for Assessment of Organic Coatings, Belgium, May 2011.
  2. Jamali, S., Mills, D. J., Mabbutt, S. J. and Picton, P. (2011) Effect of surface preparation on the protective efficiency and adhesion of organic coatings applied to steel. In: EUROCORR 2011: Developing Solutions for the Global Challenge. Stockholm, Sweden: Dechema.
  3. Mills, D. J., Paprocka, K. and Jamali, S. (2011) Investigation into the effect of nano-silica particles on the protective properties of polyurethane coatings. In: EUROCORR 2011: Developing Solutions for the Global Challenge. Stockholm, Sweden: Dechema.
  4. Darowicki, K., Szocinski, M., Schaefer, K. and Mills, D. J. (2011) Investigation of morphological and electrical properties of the PMMA coating upon exposure to UV irradiation based on AFM studies. Progress in Organic Coatings. 71(1), pp. 65-71. 0300-9440.

2010

  1. Mills, D. J. (2010) Member of Editorial Board. Corrosion Engineering, Science and Technology. Leeds: Maney Publishing. 1478-422X.
  2. Mills, D. J. (2010) Advances in Corrosion Protection by Organic Coatings: Christ's College, Cambridge 13th-17th September 2009: conference report. Corrosion Management. 98, p. 8. 1355-5243.
  3. Mills, D. J. (2010) Anodic protection. Corrosion Management. 95 1355-5243.
  4. Mills, D. J. (2010) Dealing with technical enquiries. Corrosion Management. 98, p. 7. 1355-5243.
  5. Mills, D. J. (2010) Dissemination of corrosion information. Corrosion Management. 97 1355-5243.
  6. Mills, D. J. (2010) Effect of different surface preparations on the corrosion behaviour of mild steel. Lecture presented to: Technical University of Gdansk, Gdansk, Poland, 10 December 2010.
  7. Mills, D. J. and Jamali, S. (2010) Effect of different surface preparations prior to painting on the corrosion behaviour and surface activity of mild steel. In: Proceedings of EUROCORR 2010: From Space Heights to Earth's Depths. Frankfurt, Germany: Dechema.
  8. Mills, D. J. and Jamali, S. (2010) Electrochemical characterization of mild steel after different surface preparations. Paper presented to: 51st Corrosion Science Symposium (CSS), University of Southampton, England, 01-03 September 2010.
  9. Mills, D. J. (2010) Eurocorr 2009: 'Corrosion from the nanoscale to the plant' – part 2. Corrosion Engineering, Science and Technology. 45(1), pp. 3-9. 1478-422X.
  10. Mills, D. J. (2010) Eurocorr 2009: 'Corrosion from the nanoscale to the plant' – part 3. Corrosion Engineering, Science and Technology. 45(2), pp. 107-112. 1478-422X.
  11. Mills, D. J. (2010) Eurocorr 2009: 'Corrosion from the nanoscale to the plant' – part 4. Corrosion Engineering, Science and Technology. 45(3), pp. 183-186. 1478-422X.
  12. Mills, D. J. (2010) Eurocorr 2009: 'Corrosion from the nanoscale to the plant' – part 5. Corrosion Engineering, Science and Technology. 45(4), pp. 251-256. 1478-422X.
  13. Mills, D. J. (2010) Member of BSI Committee STI/10. British Standards Institution. (Unpublished)
  14. Mills, D. J. (2010) Member of BSI Committee STI/27. British Standards Institution. (Unpublished)
  15. Mills, D. J. (2010) Member of European Committee for ISO TC35 SC9 WG29. International Standards Organisation. (Unpublished)
  16. Mills, D. J. (2010) Monitoring methods for protective coatings. Lecture presented to: Technical University of Gdansk, Gdansk, Poland, 16 July 2010.
  17. Mills, D. J. (2010) Monitoring of anti-corrosive coatings using electrochemical techniques. Invited Presentation presented to: Institute of Corrosion’s Corrosion Engineering Division Symposium on Corrosion Monitoring, Warrington, England, 29 April 2010.
  18. Jamali, S. and Mills, D. J. (2010) Novel set-up for application of electrochemical noise measurement (ENM) on protective coatings. Paper presented to: 2nd International Conference Corrosion and Material Protection, Prague, Czech Republic, 19-22 April 2010.
  19. Mills, D. J. (2010) Report on EuroCorr 2010 held in Moscow 13th-17th September. Corrosion Management. 98, pp. 6-7. 1355-5243.
  20. Darowicki, K., Szocinski, M., Schaefer, K. and Mills, D. J. (2010) The influence of UV light on performance of poly(methyl methacrylate) in regard to dye-sensitised solar cells. ECS Transactions. 24(1), pp. 127-136. 1938-5862.
  21. Mills, D. J. and Schaefer, K. (2010) Use of electrochemical methods to examine different surface preparation methods for organic coatings on steel. Progress in Organic Coatings. 69(2), pp. 193-198. 0300-9440.
  22. Jamali, S., Mills, D. J. and Woodcock, C. P. (2010) Ways of increasing the effectiveness of the electrochemical noise method for assessment of organic coatings on metal. ECS Transactions. 24(1), pp. 115-125. 1938-5862.
  23. Jamali, S., Mills, D. J. and Woodcock, C. P. (2010) Ways of increasing the effectiveness of the electrochemical noise method for assessment of organic coatings on metal. ECS Transactions. 24(1), pp. 115-125. 1938-5862.

2009

  1. Mills, D. J. (2009) EuroCorr 2008: managing corrosion for sustainability - part 2. Corrosion Engineering, Science and Technology. 44(1), pp. 2-7. 1478-422X.
  2. Mills, D. J. (2009) Application of electrochemical techniques to organic coatings (AETOC 2009). Corrosion Engineering, Science and Technology. 44(6), pp. 405-406. 1478-422X.
  3. Mills, D. J. (2009) EuroCorr 2008: managing corrosion for sustainability - part 3. Corrosion Engineering, Science and Technology. 44(2), pp. 81-87. 1478-422X.
  4. Mills, D. J. (2009) EuroCorr 2008: managing corrosion for sustainability - part 4. Corrosion Engineering, Science and Technology. 44(4), pp. 241-246. 1478-422X.
  5. Mills, D. J. (2009) EuroCorr 2009: from the nanoscale to the plant. Corrosion Engineering, Science and Technology. 44(6), pp. 403-404. 1478-422X.
  6. Mills, D. J., Woodcock, C. P. and Jamali, S. (2009) Novel arrangements and data analysis methods to enable the electrochemical noise method to assess coatings more effectively. Paper presented to: European Corrosion Congress (EUROCORR) 2009, Nice, France, 6-10 September 2009.
  7. Darowicki, K., Szocinski, M., Schaefer, K. and Mills, D. J. (2009) The influence of UV light on performance of poly(methyl methacrylate) in regard to dye-sensitised solar cells. Invited Presentation presented to: Fifth International Conference on Advances in Corrosion Protection by Organic Coatings, Cambridge, 14 - 18 September 2009.
  8. Mills, D. J. (2009) Use of electrochemical methods to examine different surface preparation methods for organic coatings on steel. Lecture presented to: Technical University of Gdansk, Gdansk, Poland, June 2009.
  9. Mills, D. J. and Schaefer, K. (2009) Use of electrochemical methods to examine different surface preparation methods for organic coatings on steel. Invited Presentation presented to: Sixth International Workshop on Application of Electrochemical Techniques to Organic Coatings (AETOC 2009), Grado, Italy, 15 - 18 April 2009.
  10. Mills, D. J. (2009) Use of electrochemical noise method (ENM) to assess and monitor anti-corrosive organic coatings. Lecture presented to: 8th MULTIPROTECT Training Course on the Use of Electrochemical Techniques (part of 6th International Workshop on Application of Electrochemical Techniques to Organic Coatings (AETOC 2009)), Grado, Italy, 15 April 2009.

2008

  1. Mills, D. J. (2008) Comparison of AC and DC methods for assessing organic coatings on steel. Lecture presented to: Technical University of Gdansk, Gdansk, Poland, 17 January 2008.
  2. Mills, D. J. (2008) Comparison of ENM, EIS and DC resistance for assessing and monitoring anti-corrosive coatings. Journal of Corrosion Science and Engineering. 8 1466-8858.
  3. Mills, D. J., Broster, M. and Razaq, I. (2008) Continuing work to enable electrochemical methods to be used to monitor the performance of organic coatings in the field. Progress in Organic Coatings. 63(3), pp. 267-271. 0300-9440.
  4. Mills, D. J. (2008) EuroCorr 2008: managing corrosion for sustainability - part 1. Corrosion Engineering, Science and Technology. 43(4), pp. 273-280. 1478-422X.
  5. Mills, D. J. and Schaefer, K. (2008) Investigation into influence of different surface preparation method on performance of anti – corrosive organic coatings on steel. Poster presented to: EUROCORR 2008: Managing Corrosion for Sustainability, Edinburgh, 7-11 September 2008.
  6. Schaefer, K. and Mills, D. J. (2008) The influence of water jetting on subsequent performance of organic coatings on steel. Symposium presented to: University of Northampton Research Day, Northampton, 1 July 2008.
  7. Mills, D. J. (2008) Use of electrochemical methods to monitor the performance of organic coatings in the field. Lecture presented to: Technical University of Gdansk, Gdansk, Poland, 17 January 2008.
  8. Mills, D. J. and Woodcock, C. P. (2008) Use of electrochemical noise method and electrochemical impedence spectroscopy for investigation of a set of organic coatings on steel. In: Proceedings of the EuroCorr 2008 - Managing Corrosion for Sustainability. Dechema.
  9. Woodcock, C. P., Mills, D. J. and Singh, H. T. (2008) Using novel electrochemical test methods to aid in the development of low volatile organic compound (VOC) coatings. Journal of Corrosion Science and Engineering. 8 1466-8858.

2007

  1. Mills, D. J. and Hilbert, L. (2007) 14th Nordic Corrosion Congress. Corrosion Engineering Science and Technology. 42(4), pp. 283-284. 1478-422X.
  2. Mills, D. J. (2007) Application of electrochemical techniques to organic coatings. Corrosion Engineering Science and Technology. 42(4), pp. 285-286. 1478-422X.
  3. Mills, D. J., Broster, M. and Rosaq, I. (2007) Continuing work to enable electrochemical methods to be used to monitor the performance of organic coatings in the field. In: Proceedings of Advances in Electrochemical Techniques to Examine Organic Coatings. Vigo, Spain: University of Vigo.
  4. Mills, D. J. (2007) Corrosion and health. Corrosion Management. 76, p. 8. 1355-5243.
  5. Mills, D. J. (2007) Corrosion in concrete. Corrosion Management. 78, p. 8. 1355-5243.
  6. Mills, D. J. (2007) Corrosion in the nuclear power industry. Corrosion Management. 77, p. 5. 1355-5243.
  7. Mabbutt, S. J., Mills, D. J. and Woodcock, C. P. (2007) Developments of the electrochemical noise method (ENM) for more practical assessment of anti-corrosion coatings. Progress in Organic Coatings. 59(3), pp. 192-196. 0300-9440.
  8. Mills, D. J. (2007) Electrochemical measurements: are they any use? Corrosion Management. 75, p. 6. 1355-5243.
  9. Mills, D. J. (2007) Eurocorr 2006: “Reliability management of technical systems” - Part 1. Corrosion Engineering Science and Technology. 42(1), pp. 6-11. 1478-422X.
  10. Mills, D. J. (2007) Eurocorr 2006: “Reliability management of technical systems” - Part 2. Corrosion Engineering Science and Technology. 42(1), pp. 92-98. 1478-422X.
  11. Mills, D. J. (2007) Eurocorr 2006: “Reliability management of technical systems” - Part 3. Corrosion Engineering Science and Technology. 42(1), pp. 185-190. 1478-422X.
  12. Mills, D. J. and Donoghue, S. S. (2007) Investigation into environmental interaction of organic coatings using novel techniques. In: Proceedings of The European Corrosion Congress (Eurocorr 2007). Frankfurt am Main, Germany: Dechema.
  13. Mills, D. J. (2007) Let it rust! Corrosion Management. 79, p. 8. 1355-5243.
  14. Mills, D. J. and Lyon, S. (2007) The industrial coatings applicator training scheme. Investigation to promote a link with WJA. Paper presented to: Water Jetting Association Annual Conference (WJA) , Lutterworth, Leicestershire, 18 May 2007.

2003

  1. Mills, D. J., Mabbutt, S. J. and Bierwagen, G. (2003) Investigation into mechanism of protection of pigmented alkyd coatings using electrochemical and other methods. Progress in Organic Coatings. 46(3), pp. 176-181. 0300-9440.

2002

  1. Mabbutt, S. J., Bierwagen, G. and Mills, D. J. (2002) New experimental arrangement for the acquisition of electrochemical noise data from high resistance organic anti-corrosive coatings. Anti-Corrosion Methods and Materials. 49(4), pp. 264-269. 0003-5599.

2001

  1. Akid, R. and Mills, D. J. (2001) A comparison between conventional macroscopic and microscopic scanning electrochemical methods to evaluate galvanic corrosion. Corrosion Science. 43(7), pp. 1203-1216. 0010-938X.
  2. Mabbutt, S. J. and Mills, D. J. (2001) Recent UK work investigating anti-corrosive organic coatings using the electrochemical noise method (ENM). Surface Coatings International, Part B: Coatings Transactions. 84(4), pp. 277-283. 1742-0261.
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