Shams Anwar

Shams Anwar imageDr. Shams Anwar is a postdoctoral fellow in the School of Ocean Technology and Centre for Risk, Integrity & Safety Engineering (C-RISE) at Memorial University of Newfoundland (Memorial). He has managed several research projects, including a large-scale project, “Sustainable Emissions Reduction by Digital Integrity Management (SERDIM),” for Memorial. Others involved with the multi-institutional project include Dalhousie University, PRNL, Copsys Industries Inc., Suncor Energy, Currach Consulting, and Lloyd's Register.

In addition to the research task, Dr. Anwar is actively involved in teaching and research at Memorial and  C-RISE since 2016. He has been teaching at Memorial's Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science since 2017. Dr. Anwar completed his Ph.D. in 2020 in the Oil and Gas Engineering discipline - major in Asset Integrity Management at Memorial. His research project focused on developing Zn, Zn-Ni and Zn-Ni oxide electroplating for offshore and marine structures. His research interests are Materials Science and Engineering, Corrosion and Corrosion Control, and Statistical Modeling.


  • Fellow of the School of Graduate Studies: School of Graduate Studies of Memorial University, NL, Canada

  • The Irshad Khan Scholarship for Safety and Risk Engineering: Memorial University, NL, Canada.

  • Lloyd Douglas Scholarship of the Atlantic Canada Water and Wastewater Association (ACWWA): Atlantic Canada Water and Wastewater Association, Canada.

  • Recognition of Excellence: School of Graduate Studies of Memorial University, NL, Canada

  • Academic collaborator and Research contributor in PRNL funded project.

Select Publications:

  • Shams Anwar, Faisal Khan, Yahui Zhang, Abdoulaye Djire (2021) “Recent Development in Electrocatalysts for Hydrogen Production through Water Electrolysis” International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 2021

  • Shams Anwar, Yahui Zhang, Faisal Khan, Susan Caines (2021) “Zn composite corrosion resistance coatings: What works and what does not work”, Journal of Loss Prevention in the process industries, 69, 104376, 2021

  • Shams Anwar, Yahui Zhang, Faisal Khan (2020) “Corrosion behaviour of Zn-Ni alloy and Zn-Ni- nano-TiO2 composite coatings electrodeposited from ammonium citrate baths”, Process Safety and Environmental Protection, 141, 366-379, 2020

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