Our Researchers

Dr. Susan Caines
Instructor / Professional Engineer
(709) 778-0378
Research Areas:
Corrosion, Electrochemical Potential Noise, Asset Integrity Management, Remote Monitoring in Harsh Marine Environments, Harsh Environment Effects on Material Performance, Management of Technology

Dr. Susan Caines is a professional engineer whose industry experience includes automotive design and primary metal recovery. She currently is involved in research focusing on material degradation in relation to asset integrity management with Memorial University.

Dr. Caines earned a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Memorial University, a Masters in Science in Engineering from Purdue University and a Bachelor of Engineering in Metallurgy from Dalhousie University. She recently completed her certificate in Post-Secondary Education from Memorial University.

As well as teaching with the School of Ocean Technology’s Masters of Technology Management, Susan is cross-appointed to the Process Engineering Department within the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science.

She is the group leader for the Center for Risk, Integrity and Safety Engineering’s (C-RISE) Asset Integrity Management research group and a member of the Professional Engineers and Geoscientists Newfoundland & Labrador (PEGNL) Limited License Assessment Committee.

Her work and research focuses on the following:

  • Corrosion
  • Electrochemical Potential Noise
  • Asset Integrity Management
  • Remote Monitoring in Harsh Marine Environments
  • Harsh Environment Effects on Material Performance
  • Corrosion under Insulation (CUI)
  • Corrosion prevention in Harsh Marine Environment

The three specific research areas of Dr. Susan Caines include:

  • Asset Integrity Field Research (AIFR) Site Development
  • Electrodeposition of Zn, Zn-Ni Alloy and Zn- Ni-TiO2
  • Composite Corrosion Resistance Coatings
Courses:
  • MSTM 6022: Strategic Planning
  • MSTM6023: Communication and Conflict Management
  • MSTM 6030: Principles of Management for Engineering Technology Enterprises
  • MSTM 6054: Technology Assessment
  • ENGI9100: Graduate Seminar
  • ENGI7911: Industrial Materials

Materials are available online at http://online.mun.ca

Significant Publications:

Shams, Khan, Zhang, Caines (2019) Optimization of Zinc-Nickel Film Electrodeposition for Better Corrosion Resistant Characteristics. The Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering, In Press.

Caines, Khan, Shirokoff, & Qiu. (2017). Demonstration of increased corrosion activity for insulated pipe systems using a simplified electrochemical potential noise method. Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries, 47, 189-202

Caines, Khan, Zhang, & Shirokoff. (2017). Simplified electrochemical potential noise method to predict corrosion and corrosion rate. Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries, 47, 72-84.

Caines, S., Khan, F., Shirokoff, J., & Qiu, W. (2015). Experimental design to study corrosion under insulation in harsh marine environments. Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries, 33, 39-51.

Caines, S.,  Lye, L., (2105) Enhancing Learning Experiences of Graduate Students in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Memorial University of Newfoundland, In CEEA/ACEG 2015 Conference, McMaster University

Caines, S.,  Lye, L., (2105) Enhancing Learning Experiences of Graduate Students in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Memorial University of Newfoundland, In CEEA/ACEG 2015 Conference, McMaster University

Caines, S.,  Lye, L., and Hossain, M.R., (2104) Teaching Assistant Training to Enhance Graduate Engineering Education, In CEEA/ACEG 2014 Conference. Canmore, Alberta

Shirokoff, J and Caines, S., (2014) The Development and Teaching of Corrosion Laboratory in an Engineering Program, In CEEA/ACEG 2014 Conference. Canmore, Alberta

Khan, F., Ahmed, S., Hashemi, S. J., Caines, S., & Oldford, D(2014) Integrity Challenges in Harsh Environments: Lessons Learned and Potential Development Strategies. In IChemE Hazards 24 Conference, Edinburgh

Caines, S., Khan, F., & Shirokoff, J. (2013). Analysis of pitting corrosion on steel under insulation in marine environments. Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries, 26(6), 1466-1483.

Khan, F., Ahmed, S., Hashemi, S. J., Caines, S., & Oldford, D. (2013). Safety Challenges in Harsh Environments: Lessons Learned. In 1st CCPS Asia-Pacific Conference on Process Safety. Qingdao, China: 1st CCPS Asia-Pacific Conference on Process Safety.

Rosales, J., Spracklin-Reid, D., Caines, S. ( 2013) Effective Use of Graduate Students as Teaching Assistants in Undergraduate Engineering Education. In CEEA/ACEG 2013 Conference. Montreal, Quebec.