• Associate Professor, Materials Science & Engineering
  • Director, National Corrosion and Materials Reliability Center
Homero Castaneda

Educational Background

  • 1997-2001 Ph.D. Materials Science and Eng., Penn State University, University Park, PA
  • 1995-1997 M.S. Materials Science (Honors), National Autonomous University of Mexico, UNAM
  • 1990-1994 B.S. Chemical Metallurgical Engineering (Honors), National Autonomous University of Mexico, UNAM

Awards & Honors

  • 2020-2025 Honorary Professor at University of Science and Technology Beijing, China
  • 2020-2022 Adjunct Professor (Professeur Affilie) with Mechanics, Surface and Processing Laboratory at ENSAM, Aux in Province, France
  • 2019 Chairman of the Industrial Corrosion Consortia at NACE
  • 2019 Editor of the Journal of Materials Science (Materials in Electronics)
  • 2019 Fellow of the National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE)
  • 2019 Member of the Publications Activities Committee at NACE
  • 2018-2020 Guest Editor Special Issue "Advanced Coatings for Corrosion Protection in Extreme Environments" Journal of Coatings-MDPI (IF 2.3)
  • 2018 H.H. Uhlig NACE Award- Best Educator in Corrosion Science and Engineering
  • 2019 AZZ Fellowship
  • 2017-2018 Member for the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine‚Äôs study on Connector Reliability for Offshore Oil and Natural Gas Operations
  • 2017 Cathodic Protection Technologist Instructor by NACE (Certify corrosion cathodic protection engineers around the world)
  • 2016 Outstanding reviewer Elsevier for Corrosion Science
  • 2015 Cathodic protection Level 1 and 2 certifications by NACE
  • 2011-2017 CONACYT- RCEA reviewer and SENER-CONACYT reviewer
  • 2011- 2014 Who is Who in America (electrochemistry, corrosion and energy), Editions
  • 2014-2020 National Research Council in Mexico, SNI Level II
  • 2007-2013 National Research Council in Mexico, SNI Level I
  • 1997 Graduate studies award (Antonio Caso) for best student in Posgraduate studies
  • 1997-2000 Fellowship from the National University of Mexico DGAPA
  • 1996 Research Award, 1996 by the National University Autonomous of Mexico Foundation for Best Research In Graduate Studies
  • 1994 Honorable mention for academic achievement - undergraduate studies from the National Autonomous University of Mexico

Selected Publications

  • A Bayesian model framework for calibrating ultrasonic in-line inspection data and estimating actual external corrosion depth in buried pipeline utilizing a clustering technique, H Wang, A Yajima, RY Liang, H Castaneda*, Structural Safety 54, 19-3, 2015.
  • D Yang, M Zhang, J Zheng, H. Castaneda*, Corrosion inhibition of mild steel by an imidazolium ionic liquid compound: the effect of pH and surface pre-corrosion, RSC Advances 5 (115), 95160-95170
  • AI Karayan, K Jata, M Velez, H Castaneda*, On exfoliation corrosion of alloy 2060 T8E30 in an aggressive acid environment, Journal of Alloys and Compounds 657, 546-558.
  • Wang, H., Yajima, A., Liang, R.Y., Castaneda Homero*., A clustering approach for assessing external corrosion in a buried pipeline based on hidden Markov random field model , A Structural Safety, 56, pp. 18-29, 2015
  • Barraza-Fierro, J.I., Espinosa-Medina, M.A., H. Castaneda*, Transmission Line Modeling Applied to Hot Corrosion of Fe-40at.pctAl in Molten LiCl–KCl, Metallurgical and Materials Transactions B: Process Metallurgy and Materials Processing Science, In press, 15 August 2015, 16p.