Preet M. Singh is a Professor at the School of Materials Science and Engineering at Georgia Tech. Prof. Singh’s research is focused on different forms of environmental degradation of metallic materials including aqueous corrosion, stress corrosion cracking (SCC), corrosion fatigue and high temperature corrosion. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK in 1989. Prior to joining GaTech in 2003, Prof. Singh was an assistant professor and then associate professor at the Institute of Paper Science and Technology (IPST) since 1996. He has published over 200 papers in peer reviewed journals, books, and conference proceedings. His current research areas include corrosion and SCC of steels in ethanol fuels, SCC and corrosion fatigue (CF) of duplex stainless steels in pulping liquors, carbon steel tubes in high purity boiler water, corrosion resistant reinforcement steels for pre-stressed concrete structures, high temperature corrosion in recovery boilers and bio-gasifiers.
Prior to joining MSE in July 2003 Professor Singh was a faculty member in Corrosion and Materials Engineering Group at The Institute of Paper Science and Technology (IPST) since 1996. While in IPST Dr. Singh worked on fundamental as well as applied research projects related to the corrosion problems in the pulp and paper industry. From 1990 to 1996, he was a Senior Research Associate at Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, working on various materials and corrosion related research projects, including damage accumulation in metal matrix composites (MMCs), Environmental sensitive fracture of Al-alloys MMCs, and High temperature oxidation of Nb/Nb5Si3 composites. He received the Alcan International’s Fellowship in 1988-90 to work on “Effects of Low Melting Point Impurities on Slow Crack Growth in Al Alloys,” He is active member of NACE, TMS, TAPPI and has co-organized a number of international symposiums.
Education & Awards
Ph.D. Materials Science & Engineering, 1988, University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, England
M.Tech Corrosion Science & Technology, 1985, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, India
M.Sc. Chemistry, 1983, Punjabi University, Patiala, India