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Dr. John Shirokoff

{Dr. John Shirokoff}
Dr. John Shirokoff

Associate professor
Mechanical Engineering
Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science

Research interests
Dr. Shirokoff's research is focused around materials characterization, metal/non-metal interfaces, and the structure and properties of metals. He is also working with a graduate student on the problem of hydroelectric transmission tower corrosion. He recently joined Memorial after nine years working at the King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.

Experience
After graduating from Queen's University, Dr. Shirokoff accepted a position as a post-doctoral research associate at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in the department of materials science and engineering. During this time he performed electron microscopy studies of defect interactions in solids. Following this he accepted a position as a research engineer at the King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals where he researched materials characterization (asphalt, cement, concrete, metals, etc.), stress in superconductors and semiconductor-ceramic interfaces, and other industry-related projects.

Background
Born in Jonquiere, Quebec, Dr. Shirokoff received his B.Sc. in metallurgical engineering from Queen's University. Before going on to complete his PhD in metallurgical engineering, he worked as a pipelines specialist and metallurgical engineer for various companies in Ontario and Alberta.