Prof. Akram AlFantazi

Prof. Akram AlFantazi

Bu Hasa Building, Room 2-204
Office: +971 2 607 5491
Fax: +971 2 607 5687
Email: akram.alfantazi@ku.ac.ae

Dr. Akram Alfantazi is a Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Khalifa University in Abu Dhabi. He has been a professor in the Materials Engineering Department and Founding Co-Director of the Pipeline Integrity Institute (PII) at the University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver, Canada. He also served as the Associate Dean Research and Graduate Studies. Dr. Alfantazi obtained his PhD in Metallurgical Engineering from Queen’s University, Canada in 1994. He then held a 2-year Postdoctoral fellowship at UBC. In 1996, he joined Falconbridge Ltd., where he worked as a Project Metallurgist for several years before returning to UBC in 2001, where he has been teaching and conducting research in corrosion, electrometallurgy and electrochemical processes in materials engineering. In 2006-2008, he held the Qatar Petroleum Chair in Corrosion at Qatar University.

Dr. Alfantazi has more than 250 publications including 150 refereed journal publications. He has also co-edited several books. He has served as a consultant to a wide variety of companies in the chemical, metallurgical, and petroleum industries. He is a Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum, NACE International, and the Engineering Institute of Canada. He regularly gives industrial short courses on corrosion and chemical metallurgy at conferences and to industry in many parts of the world. He has received a number of awards for his work including the Killam Award for Excellence in Mentoring, the Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC Teaching Award of Excellence, the Materials Society‘s Materials Scientists Distinguished Award and the Canadian Materials Chemistry Award. He was recently appointed a Chang Jiang Scholar at the China University of Mining and Technology.

  • Ph.D. Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Queen’s University, Kingstone, Canada (1990–1994)
  • M.S. Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Queen’s University, Kingstone, Canada (1988–1990)
  • B.S. Extractive Metallurgical Engineering, Laurentian University, Sudbury, Canada (1984-1988)
  • Corrosion science and engineering
  • Electrochemical processes in materials
  • Fundamentals of materials science and engineering
  • Chemical and extractive metallurgy
  • Transport phenomena
  • Corrosion
  • Electrochemical processes in materials engineering
  • Integrity of materials

Articles in Refereed Journals

  1. I. Gadala and A.M. Alfantazi,” Low alloy X100 pipeline steel corrosion and passivation behavior in bicarbonate-based solutions of pH 6.7 to 8.9 with groundwater anions – an electrochemical study”, Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A, 46, 7, 3104-3116, (2015).
  2. J. Liu, A.M. Alfantazi, and E. Asselin, “High temperature corrosion of titanium under conditions relevant to pressure leaching: mass loss and electrochemistry, Corrosion, 71, 3, 352-366, (2015).
  3. F. Eliyan   and A. M. Alfantazi , “Re-examining the influence of chloride ions on CO2 corrosion of pipeline steels – corrosion of the heat-affected zones (HAZs) of API-X100 steel”, The Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering, 93, 6, 1044-1052, (2015).
  4. W. Wang, and A.M. Alfantazi, “Correlation between grain orientation and surface dissolution of niobium,” Applied Surface Science, 335, 223-226, (2015).
  5. J. Liu, A.M. Alfantazi, and E. Asselin, “A New Method to Improve the Corrosion Resistance of Titanium for Hydrometallurgical Applications”, Applied Surface Science, 332, 480-487, (2015).
  6. J. Liu, A.M. Alfantazi, and E. Asselin,” Effects of Temperature and Sulfate on the Pitting Corrosion of Titanium in High-Temperature Chloride Solutions,” Journal of the Electrochemical Society, 162, 4, C189-C196, (2015).
  7. V. Padilla, P. Ghods, and A.M. Alfantazi,” Validation and Application of a Practical Model for Corrosion of Galvanized Steel in Soil,” Corrosion, 70 (12), 1189-1202, (2014).
  8. E. Mohammadi Zahrani, and A. Alfantazi,” Hot Corrosion and Electrochemical Behavior of INCONEL 625 Weld Overlay in PbSO4-Pb3O4-PbCl2-ZnO-CdO Molten Salts” Corrosion Science, 85, 60-76, (2014).
  9. S. Karimi, and A.M. Alfantazi, “Ion release and surface oxide composition of AISI 316L, Co 28Cr-6Mo, and Ti-6Al-4V alloys immersed in human serum albumin solutions”, Materials Science and Engineering C, 40, 435-444 , (2014).
  10. W. Wang, and A.M. Alfantazi,” An electrochemical impedance spectroscopy and polarization study of the role of crystallographic orientation on electrochemical behavior of niobium,” Electrochemical Acta, 131, 79-88, (2014).


  1. Co-editor, Proceedings of Hydrometallurgy: Materials and Equipment Symposium, the 52nd Conference of Metallurgists (COM), Hosted by Materials Science Technology Conference (MS&T) October 27 to 31, 2013, Montreal, Quebec, 300 pages.
  2. Co-editor, the Electrochemical Society Transactions, Vol. 33, Corrosion, the 218th the Electrochemical Society Meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada, October 10-15, 2010.
  3. Co-editor, Electrochemical Society Transactions, Vol. 28, Corrosion, the 217th Electrochemical Society Meeting, Vancouver, BC, Canada, (2010).

Articles in Refereed Conference Proceedings

  1. C. Soriano and A.M. Alfantazi,”Effect of soil organic matter on the corrosion of galvanized steel reinforcements in MSE walls”, NACE International East Asia Pacific Rim Area Conference & Expo 2014, Bali, Indonesia, paper A20, September 2 – 4, (2014). 
  2. J. Liu, A.M. Alfantazi, and E. Asselin,”The Effect of Chloride Ions on the Passive Films of Titanium in Sulfuric Acids,” Solid State Phenomena, 227, 67-70. International Scientific Conference_ Corrosion 2014, Gliwice, Poland, November 18 – 21, (2014).
  3. I.M. Gadala, and A. Alfantazi,,” Bicarbonate, temperature, and pH influences on the passivation of API-X100 pipeline steel in simulated groundwater solutions”, Proceedings of the 10th International Pipeline Conference (IPC), Volume 2: Pipeline Integrity Management, Paper No. IPC2014-33180, 10 pages, Calgary, Canada, September 29 – October 3, (2014).
  4. H. M. Ha, A. M. Alfantazi, “Effects of Temperature and Glass Transition on the Performance of Polymer Coatings on Steels,” Proceedings of the 10th International Pipeline Conference (IPC), Volume 2: Pipeline Integrity Management, Paper No. IPC2014-33637, 9 page, Calgary, Canada, September 29 – October 3 (2014).

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