John Shirokoff

1956-2020

Expertise
  • Materials and Mechanics
Research Interests

Materials Science, Corrosion, Asphaltene Characterization

Personal Profile

Dr. John Shirokoff, B.Sc., PhD (Queen's), P.Eng., was an associate professor in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science at Memorial University in St. John's, NL, Canada until his passing in early 2020.

He received his B.Sc. and PhD in metallurgical engineering from Queen's University (Kingston, ON). He was a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign, IL, USA) and a research engineer at the Research Institute of King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (Dhahran, Saudi Arabia) prior to joining Memorial University.

Honours/Awards/Accreditation

Awards

Byron Dawe Best Poster Award, J. Shirokoff et al., NECEC 2014.
Research and Development Corporation (RDC): Ocean Industries Research Award 2010.

Industry Research and Innovation Fund (IRIF) Newfoundland Award 2010.
Sabbatical, Memorial University, 2009-2010.

Inco Innovation Centre (IIC), Corrosion Faculty Member on the IIC Project, 2005-2010.

Industry Research and Innovation Fund (IRIF), Newfoundland Award, 2004.

Canadian Foundation for Innovation (CFI)-New Opportunities Fund, 2003, CFI-Leading Edge Fund 2009.

Atlantic Innovation Fund (AIF)- Atlantic Canada Opportunities Fund (ACOA), 2004.

Natural Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Operating Grant, 2002-2006.

Prince Mohammad bin Fahd bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud Prize for Scientific Excellence, 1999-2000.

Ontario Graduate Scholarship, 1987-1990.

NATO Advanced Studies Institute, 1989.

Queen's Graduate Award, 1985-1986.

W.W. King Fellowship, 1984-1985.

 

Registered Professional Engineer
Alberta-APEGGA, Newfoundland-PEGNL, Ontario-PEO

 

Recent Publications

S. Caines, F.I. Khan, J. Shirokoff, W. Qiu, Experimental Design to Study Corrosion Under Insulation in Harsh Marine Environments, Journal of Loss Prevention in Process Industries 33 (2015) 39-51.

S. Caines, F.I. Khan, J. Shirokoff, Analysis of Pitting Corrosion on Steel Under Insulation in Marine Environments, Journal of Loss Prevention in Process Industries 26 [6] (2013) 1466-1483.

R. Power and J. Shirokoff. Techniques for in-situ corrosion studies of 316L stainless steel in hydrometallurgical process solutions, Recent Patents on Corrosion Science, 3 [1] (2013) 1-11.

K. Gebresellasie, J.C. Lewis and J. Shirokoff, X-ray spectral line shape analysis of asphalt binders, Energy & Fuels 27 [4] (2013) 2018-2024.

Research Highlights

Current Research Projects
1. Aircraft Corrosion, RDC-NL sponsored 2013-2016.
2. Embedded Systems Canada, CFI sponsored 2013-2017.

Contact

Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000