Dr Frederick O. Pessu

Dr Frederick O. Pessu


Dr Frederick O. Pessu is Lecturer in Corrosion within the Institute of Functional Surfaces at the School of Mechanical Engineering, University of Leeds. He holds a Bachelors of Engineering degree in chemical engineering, a Masters of Science, Engineering (MSc. Eng) and PhD degree in Oilfield Corrosion Engineering from the School of Mechanical Engineering and 11 years aggregate experience in the area of corrosion science and engineering.


  • Lecturer in Engineering Materials
  • Lecturer in Thermofluids
  • Health and Safety Coordinator working with Head of School

Research interests

Dr Frederick Pessu's research interests is rooted in electrochemistry, corrosion science and corrosion engineering, material selection and optimisation, and corrosion mitigation for applications related to ardous corrosion systems. The research context cuts across different energy production systems but with specific interests in

  • Oil and Gas production systems where CO2 and H2S corrosion are prevalant 
  • Pitting corrosion in both oil and gas, and renewable energy contexts
  • Renewable energy production systems where molten salts are deployed at high; Concentrated Solar Power Generation Plants (CSP), Generation IV  Molten Salt Reactors (MSR).
  • Geothermal Energy systems where corrosion is driven by high salinity levels, high temperatures and presence of acid gases.
  • Design and development of bespoke experimental methods for corrosion studies
<h4>Research projects</h4> <p>Any research projects I'm currently working on will be listed below. Our list of all <a href="https://eps.leeds.ac.uk/dir/research-projects">research projects</a> allows you to view and search the full list of projects in the faculty.</p>


  • Bachelor of Engineering in Chemical Engineering (Hons)
  • MSc (Eng.) Oilfield Corrosion Engineering
  • Doctorate Degree (Ph.D), Mechanical Engineering
  • NACE Certified Senior Corrosion Technologist

Professional memberships

  • Professional Member, National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE)
  • Professional Member, Institute of Corrosion
  • Professional Member, Institute of Mechanical Engineering

Student education

Dr Frederick Pessu's presently teach Engineering Materials and Thermofluids modules within the School of Mechanical Engineering.

Research groups and institutes

  • Institute of Functional Surfaces
  • Corrosion and flow assurance

Current postgraduate researchers

<h4>Postgraduate research opportunities</h4> <p>We welcome enquiries from motivated and qualified applicants from all around the world who are interested in PhD study. Our <a href="https://phd.leeds.ac.uk">research opportunities</a> allow you to search for projects and scholarships.</p>
    <li><a href="//phd.leeds.ac.uk/project/833-functionalisation-of-high-entropy-alloys-coatings-for-mitigating-material-degradation-in-molten-salt-energy-systems">Functionalisation of high-entropy alloys coatings for mitigating material degradation in molten salt energy systems</a></li>