Case joins materials science and engineering as professor of practice

Raymundo CaseDr. Raymundo Case has joined the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University as a professor of practice. Case comes to the department from ConocoPhillips where he worked as a staff scientist specializing in assessment of risk of failure by corrosion.

During his time at ConocoPhillips, Case received several awards including the 2013 ConocoPhillips Technology Achievement Award for Preferential Weld Corrosion mitigation in the Alaska Kuparuk Seawater Injection pipeline and more recently the National Association of Corrosion Engineer’s 2016 Technical Achievement Award.

Case will serve as the director of operations of the Texas A&M Engineering Experimentation Station’s (TEES) National Corrosion and Materials Reliability Center, managing its ever-increasing industry-portfolio. He plans to establish strong relationships with industry partners to leverage the center’s research and education resources to help solve corrosion problems faced by oil and gas industries.

His research interests include corrosion mechanisms, modeling and mitigation in super critical environments. He is currently focusing on a corrosion damage distribution model for low alloy steels, a stress corrosion prediction model for stainless steels, effects of hydrogen sulfide on the pit growth kinetics in corrosion resistant alloys, liquid metal embrittlement of corrosion resistant alloys and high strength titanium during exposure to metallic mercury.

Case received a bachelor’s degree in materials science and engineering and a master’s degree in physical metallurgy from Universidad Central de Venezuela in Caracas, Venezuela, and a Ph.D. in corrosion science from the University of Manchester in the United Kingdom.