Dr. Saviour A. Umoren
Saviour A. Umoren short curriculum
Saviour A. Umoren is a Professor/ Senior Research Scientist at the Interdisciplinary Research Center for Advanced Materials (IRC-AM), King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM), Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. He obtained his BSc in Applied Chemistry from the University of Jos, Nigeria in 1990 and MSc in Polymer Science and Engineering and PhD in Polymer Science from the Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria in 1997 and 2008 respectively. He was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the State Key Laboratory for Corrosion and Protection, Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shenyang, China courtesy of TWAS – CAS Postdoctoral Research Fellowship award from May 2009 – April 2010 and a visiting researcher at Research Institute of Theoretical and Applied Physical Chemistry (INIFTA), La Plata, Argentina courtesy of TWAS – UNESCO Associateship appointment. He has 23 years’ experience in teaching and research in the University system. He has attracted a research grant worth over 2 million US dollars as a principal investigator (PI) and co-investigation (Co-I). He has authored/co-authored over 150 research articles in international peer reviewed journals mostly ISI rated including several critical reviews and book chapters and some of his publications have been highly cited. He is an Associate Editor of Petroleum Research (Elsevier) and Frontiers in Materials- Polymeric Materials and Composite section as well as a member of editorial board of thirteen (13) international journals. He has served as a reviewer to more than one hundred and fifty (150) international journals.
He has four (4) granted United States patents and other invention disclosures. He is the co-editor of a book entitled “Corrosion Inhibitors in the Oil and Gas Industry” published by Wiley in 2020 and an author of the book “Polymeric Materials in Corrosion Inhibition: Fundamentals and Applications published by Elsevier in June 2022. His research interests is extensively on investigation of corrosion and corrosion inhibition phenomena in different environments. His current research is on polymer composites/nanocomposites for corrosion protection and environmentally friendly corrosion inhibitors development for industrial metals. He is a member of a number of professional Associations including International Society of Electrochemistry (ISE), National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE), American Chemical Society (ACS), and Chemical Society of Nigeria (CSN) amongst others.