Steve Mabbutt holds a BSc (Hons) in Materials and Manufacturing Engineering. He was awarded his PhD for research on Electrochemical Noise Monitoring of Anti-corrosion Coatings by the University of Leicester in 2000. Steve was awarded the Galloway medal for outstanding original research in corrosion during PhD studies, presented at EuroCorr2000. Following completion of his PhD, Steve was appointed as a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the North Dakota State University (USA), where he worked on corrosion monitoring of coatings for aviation and marine applications.
On returning from the USA he was appointed as a researcher at Cranfield University where he worked on high temperature corrosion of power generation plant materials. Included in the high temperature projects were electrochemical monitoring of bio-mass and conventional combustion. From 2005 to 2007 Steve was a Trustee and Honorary Secretary of the Institute of Corrosion. In 2007 he was awarded Chartered Scientist status for his work in his field. In 2008 he was appointed as Lecturer in Engineering at the University of Northampton and in 2009 he became a Senior Lecturer in Engineering In October 2015 Steve was elected for membership of the Institute of Science and Technology.
Steve is Programme Leader for BEng Engineering programmes and teaches materials science and corrosion analysis across on-campus courses. He is responsible for Final Year Projects for the BEng and other programmes, manages modules on Quality for a foundation degree in non-destructive testing (FdSc NDT) and Corrosion Analysis for BSc non-destructive testing.
Steve’s main area of research interests include:
- Investigation of localised corrosion by electrochemical techniques.
- Investigating corrosion of museum artefacts.