Staff Profile

    • 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


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


    I only work part-time (one day a week)

  • Corrosion and projects

    • 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)
  • For publications, projects, datasets, research interests and activities, view Douglas Mills’s research profile on Pure, the University of Northampton’s Research Explorer.