Mariana Folena


Currently PhD student in Corrosion Engineering focusing in pipeline structural evaluation with emphasis in dropwise condensation and top of line corrosion. R&D of new microelectrodes for corrosion monitoring and new volatile corrosion ihibitors.

MRes/MSc in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro) with emphasis on hydrogen embrittlement and SCC ( stress corrosion cracking) on oil/gas pipelines. Research and Development on corrosion and fracture analysis.

BEng in Mechanical Engineer (Rio de Janeiro Federal Institute of Technology) with experience in manufacture of industrial mechanical components and technical drawings optmization with emphasis on CNC cutting

Research interests

Oil and gas Corrosion processes, corrosion inhibitors, metallurgical and materials development, surface analysis.


  • MRes/MSc Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
  • BEng Mechanical Engineering

Research groups and institutes

  • Institute of Functional Surfaces