• Recruitment

1. Master degree candidates, PhD candidates
2. Post doctor (¥ 160,000 / year)
3. Assistant professors, Associate professors, Professors.
Background Requirement:
Corrosion, Electrochemistry, Materials or Biomaterials.
Applicants who are interested in Assistant/associate/full professor positions please contact
Prof. Guang-Ling Song at guangling.song@hotmail.com
Postgraduate and postdoc applicants please contact
Dr. Fuyong Cao at caofuyong4165@163.com

  • Members

Dr. Guang-Ling Song
(Guangling Song, 宋光铃)
(director of the center for marine materials corrosion and pritection)

Main reserarchers

Xing-Jun Liu
National Outstanding Youth
(Xiamen University)
Chang-Jian Lin
National Outstanding Youth
(Xiamen University)
Li-Zong Dai
Distinguished Professor
(Xiamen University)
Cai-Huan Ke
Professor (College of Ocean and Earth Sciences, Xiamen University)
Rong-Gui Du
Professor(College of Chemistry and Chemistry Engineering, Xiamen University)
Zhou-Cheng Wang
Professor(College of Chemistry and Chemistry Engineering, Xiamen University)
Hong-Mei Hu
Professor(School of Architecture and Civil Engineering, Xiamen University)
Fu-Yong Cao
Assistant Professor
(Xiamen University)
Shi-Gang Dong
(Xiamen University)
Da-Jiang Zheng
(Xiamen University)

Other supportors

Bao-Rong Hou
Academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering
Chu-Nan Cao
Academician of Chinese Academy of Science.
Guang-Zhang Chen
Honorary Chairman of SCP
Wen-Da Cai(蔡文达)Professor(National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan)
Andrej AtrensProfessor(The University of Queensland)


 The Center for Marine Materials Corrosion and Protection, established and led by Prof. Guang-Ling Song, is staffed with outstanding corrosion and electrochemical experts and equipped with advanced professional facilities. The fast-growing center is now in a good position to carry out fundamental research addressing theoretical issues at the forefront of corrosion science and undertake industrial projects solve technical problems in practical applications of various materials.

 The main research areas of the center include:

 (1) modern electrochemistry and corrosion theory and methodology;

 (2) environment-friendly, non-toxic and highly-efficient corrosion-protection technology;

 (3) corrosion resistant materials and novel processes.

 Currently, the research work in the center is mainly focused on (1) the corrosion protection of marine materials in various zones, particularly in the deep sea environment, and (2) the corrosion and protection of reinforced concrete. Around these priorities, many important studies initiated from industrial needs and driven by scientific interests are also supported in the center, such as the corrosion of innovative materials (e.g. nano, amorphous metals, composites, functional materials, biomaterials), the protection of materials in extreme service environments (e.g., nuclear power generation, underground exploration, aerospace transportation, medical application), the surface engineering and coating evaluation, etc.

 The center is located in the beautiful garden campus of Xiamen University, standing by the holy South Putuo Temple, a famous historic site in China. It has 500 square meters of laboratory area, 11 professional staff researchers and many advanced corrosion and electrochemical testing equipment. The establishment of the center is a promotion of the traditional corrosion electrochemistry discipline of Xiamen University, which is well-known in the world corrosion and electrochemistry communities. In order to meet new challenges in the field of corrosion science and protection engineering, the Center eagerly looks forward to collaborating with international research and engineering organizations.

  • Achievements


10 Representative Journal articles in various topics:

1. G.-L. Song, K. A. Unocic, M. Harry III, E. Cakmak, M. P. Brady, P. E. Gannon, P. Himmer, Q. Andrews,The Corrosion and Passivity of Sputtered Mg–Ti alloys, Corrosion Science 104 (2016) 36–46
2. G.-L. Song, M. Liu, Corrosion and Electrochemical Evaluation of an Al-Si-Cu Aluminum Alloy in Ethanol Solutions, Corrosion Science 72 (2013) 73–81
3. G.-L. Song, R. Mishra, Z. Xu, Crystallographic Orientation and Electrochemical Activity of AZ31 Mg Alloy, Electrochemistry Communications 12 (2010) 1009–1012
4. G.-L. Song, Electroless Deposition of pre-film of Electrophoresis Coating and its Corrosion Resistance on a Mg Alloy, Electrochimica Acta 55 (2010) 2258–2268
5. G. Song, Control of Biodegradation of Biocompatible Magnesium Alloys, Corrosion Science 49 (2007) 1696-1701
6. G. Song, Recent Progress in Corrosion and Protection of Magnesium Alloys, Advanced Engineering Materials 7 (2005) 563-586
7. G. Song, Transpassivation of Fe-Cr-Ni Stainless Steel, Corrosion Science 47 (2005) 1953-1987
8. G. Song, Equivalent Circuit Model for AC Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy of Concrete, Cement and Concrete Research 30 (2000) 1723-1730
9. G. Song, C.Cao, H. Lin, A New Technique for Correlation of Underground Corrosion, Corrosion 51 (1995) 491-497
10. G. Song, C-N. Cao, On the Linear Response of Passivated Metallic Electrode to Potential Step Perturbation”, Corrosion Science 33 (1992) 413-423

  • QuickLinks

    Dr.Guang-Ling Song (Guangling Song,宋光铃) is currently a professor of the College of Materials, the Vice Chair of Professor Committee of the College, a Chief Scientist of the State Key Laboratory of Physical Chemistry of Solid Surfaces, and the President of the Overseas Corrosion & Protection Society of China. He is also an Adjunct Professor of the University of Queensland. Recently, he received the honorary title of the “State Specially Recruited expert/Professor” through the “Thousand Talents Program” from Chinese Government (an award for overseas professors) as a State Specially Recruited Expert.

     Prof. Song’s first PhD in Electrochemistry was awarded in 1993 from the Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, where he was appointed as an Associate Professor and the Head of Electrochemistry Division in 1994. He obtained his second PhD degree in Materials Engineering from the University of Queensland in 1997, and then he worked there as a Senior Research Fellow, leading the corrosion research for the Center of Alloys and Solidification Technology until he became a Senior Staff Research Scientist of General Motors R&D Center in Warren in 2007. He had been involved in many auto corrosion projects before joining Oak Ridge National Laboratory as a Senior Research Staff in 2012.

     Prof. Song’s research interests concern electrochemistry and degradation of metals in various environments. He has led many projects in various areas, such as corrosion and protection of alloys, biodegradation of Mg, passivity of steels, corrosion and corrosion detection of reinforcement in concrete structures, underground pipeline corrosion, new electrochemical techniques, inhibitors, coatings, surface treatments and electrochemistry of stress corrosion cracking, etc. His current research fields include: 1) the fundamentals of corrosion electrochemistry, 2) the corrosion mechanism of advanced materials, 3) the electrochemical degradation performance of materials under extreme conditions, and 4) the environment-friendly surface and coatings technology.

    Prof. Song has won many fundamental research grants and been involved in a large number of industrial projects. He has supervised/advised more 25 postgraduate students and postdocs and has published more than 190 journal papers, 3 books, 19 book chapters, 26 patents, over 60 conference presentations (including many keynotes and plenary speeches), and more than 70 industrial reports, as well as numerous invited seminar and presentations. His publications have been SCI-cited over 8800 times with an h-index of 44 according to the ISI Web of Science. Prof. Song is also serving as Specialty Chief Editor, Lead Guest Editor and Editor for several international journals, and has organized and chaired a few corrosion symposiums at international conferences.