Pipes and tubes in the Corrosion Center
Institute for Corrosion and Multiphase Technology

Institute for Corrosion and Multiphase Technology

Solving Corrosion Problems in the World's Energy Supply Lines

Researchers at the Institute for Corrosion and Multiphase Technology (ICMT) have the unique capability to tackle one of today’s biggest challenges: preserving the integrity of major energy supply lines. Corrosion in oil and gas production and transportation infrastructure can cause catastrophic failure, environmental devastation and has large economic consequences.

Experts at ICMT partner with the world’s leading oil and gas, chemical, and engineering companies to predict and resolve their corrosion problems to help keep oil and gas production and transportation efficient, reliable, and safe. Through a unique combination of basic and applied research, and solution-based development, our engineers and technologists create for good.


Sumit Sharma, portrait

Researchers examine pipeline corrosion at the molecular level

When he joined the Ohio University faculty in 2015, Sumit Sharma found a new application for his expertise in molecular modeling and simulations: understanding pipeline corrosion. The ICMT investigates the causes of—and solutions for—this costly problem for the oil and gas industry. Although energy companies had been adding corrosion inhibitors to pipelines, the industry wanted to learn more about how the inhibitors work at the molecular level, Sharma said. Read the rest of the story.

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Recent Publications


  • A critical review of models for density, viscosity, and diffusivity in aqueous sodium chloride solutions, F. Madani Sani, S. Nesic, Electrochimica Acta, 477 (2024) https://doi.org/10.1016/j.electacta.2024.143766
  • Temperature Dependence of Adsorption and Effectiveness for a Pyrimidinium-Type Corrosion Inhibitor on Mild Steel, Y. He, S. Ren, X. Wang, D. Young, M. Mohamed-Said, B. Santos, M. Serenario, M. Singer, Corrosion (2024) https://doi.org/10.5006/4346
  • Effect of formic acid (HCOOH) on the corrosion protectiveness of magnetite (Fe3O4) at elevated temperature, M. Eslami, Y-S Choi, S. Nesic, R. Breining, Corrosion Science, Vol. 229 (2024) 111868 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.corsci.2024.111868


  • Effect of Flow on the Corrosion Behavior of Pipeline Steel in Supercritical CO2 Environments with Impurities Solutions, Y-S Choi, M. Colahan, S. Nesic, Corrosion, Vol. 79 (2023) https://doi.org/10.5006/4199
  • Calculation of Cathodic Limiting Current Density in Weak Acids: Part I. Aqueous CO2 Solutions, S. Nesic, F. Madani Sani, Journal of the Electrochemical Society, 2023, 170, 011504 https://doi.org/10.1149/1945-7111/acb4e5
  • Adsorption mechanism of quaternary ammonium corrosion inhibitor on carbon steel surface using ToF-SIMS and XPS, L. Wang; H. Wang; A. Seyeux; S. Zanna; A. Parilleret; S. Nesic, Corrosion Science, Vol. 213 (2023) https://doi.org/10.1016/j.corsci.2022.110952
  • Effect of a Small Amount of Cr and Mo on Aqueous CO2 Corrosion of Low-Alloyed Steel and Formation of Protective FeCO3 in Near-Saturation Condidtions, K. Kondo; Y-S Choi; S. Nesic, Corrosion, Vol. 79 (2023) https://doi.org/10.5006/4100