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Dr. Victoria J. Gelling

In my research group, we focus on the use of electrochemical techniques for the study of materials and corrosion.  Electrochemical techniques allow one much greater insight into degradation and corrosion processes than visual and weight-loss assessment alone.  Additional interests include environmentally compliant corrosion inhibitors based on responsive technologies such as electroactive conducting polymers (ECP) and microencapsulation of corrosion inhibitors.


Dr. Gelling is an Associate Professor in the Department of Coatings and Polymeric Materials at North Dakota State University.  She gained a B.S. in Chemistry at the University of North Dakota then completed a doctorate in Chemistry at North Dakota State University.  Her principal research interests are the use of electrochemistry to monitor the health and degradation of polymeric materials and the transitioning of laboratory electrochemical techniques to the field.  During her time at NDSU, she has studied various coating systems from the traditional to the novel, such as electroactive conducting polymers.  She has experience with numerous lightweight metal alloys from her research concentrating on aluminum and magnesium corrosion inhibition; focusing on environmentally compliant non-chromate coatings.


Her professional activities include member of the ND NASA-EPSCoR Technical Advisory Committee, past-chair of the local American chemical Society Chapter, as well as multiple departmental responsibilities.  Her memberships include the American Chemical Society, National Association of Corrosion Engineers, American Society of Testing and Materials, and Electrochemical Society.  Dr. Gelling has published articles in the coatings, electrochemistry, and corrosion literature and has presented papers at a variety of national meetings and symposia.

In her spare time, Dr. Gelling enjoys traveling, reading, and spending time with her children, Madeline and William, and her husband, Jason.

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