Dr. Guang-Ling Song (Guangling Song) is currently a professor of the College of Materials and the State Key Laboratory for Physical Chemistry of Solid Surface, and the Director of Marine Materials Corrosion and Protection Research Center at Xiamen University. He is also an Adjunct Professor of the Engineering School, University of Queensland (UQ), a Member of the Clinical and Scientific Advisory Board of NSF-Engineering Research Center for Revolutionizing Metallic Biomaterials, North Carolina A&T State University, and the President of the Overseas Corrosion & Protection Society of China.
Dr. Song’s first PhD in Electrochemistry was awarded in 1993 from the Institute of Corrosion and Protection of Metals, Chinese Academy of Sciences, where he was appointed as an Associate Professor and Head of Electrochemistry Division in 1994. He obtained his second PhD degree in Materials Engineering from UQ in 1997, and then he worked there as a Senior Research Fellow, leading the corrosion research for the Center of Alloying and Solidification Technology (CAST) until he became a Senior Staff Research Scientist of GM R&D Center in 2007. He had been involved in many GM vehicle corrosion projects before joining Oak Ridge National Lab (ORNL) in 2012 as a Senior Research Staff in the Materials Science and Technology Division.
Dr. 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, degradation of reinforcement in concrete structures, underground pipeline corrosion, new electrochemical techniques, inhibitors, coatings, surface treatments and electrochemistry of stress corrosion cracking, etc.
In addition to competitive DOE, ARC, CRC and DSTO grants, Dr. Song has been involved in numerous industrial projects. He has supervised/advised more 20 postgraduate students and postdocs, and has published more than 180 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 seminar presentations (In total, he has nearly 400 publications & presentations). His publications have been SCI-cited over 8700 times with an h-index of 44 according to ISI Web of Science. Dr. Song is also serving as a Specialty Chief Editor, Lead Guest Editor and Editor for several international journals, and he has organized and chaired quite a few corrosion symposiums for international conferences.