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Douglas Hansen

Joint Appointment with University of Dayton Research Institute


Email: Douglas Hansen
Phone: 937-229-4380

Kettering Laboratories Room 161A


Selected Publications
  • Johnstone, M.B., N.V. Gohad, E.P. Falwell, D.C. Hansen, K.M. Hansen, and A.S. Mount. 2015. Cellular orchestrated biomineralization of nanocrystalline composites on implant surfaces by the Eastern oyster, Crassostrea virginica (Gmelin, 1791). J. Exp. Mar Biol. & Ecology 463: 8-16.
  • Petry, L., D.C. Hansen, T.N. Wittberg, C.D. Barklay, D.P. Kramer, Y.Yoon, H.C. Knachel, J.C. Birbeck, B.G. Russell, and W.E. Moddeman. 2012. Electrochemical evaluation of the compatibility of fresh and aged Novatec 71IPA with beryllium, stainless uranium, 304L stainless steel and 2024-T3 aluminum. Electrochim. Acta 83: 490-500.
  • Hansen, D.C. 2011. Biological interactions at metal surfaces. Journal of Materials 63, no. 6: 1-6.
  • Petry, L., E. Shin, D.C. Hansen, R.G. Keil, and P.T. Murray. 2011. Preparation and characterization of nanometer scale platinum electrodes. Electrochim. Acta 56: 6779-6788.
  • Yoon, Y., A.S. Mount, K.M. Hansen, and D.C. Hansen. 2011. Electrochemical characterization of a bioceramic material: The shell of the Eastern oyster Crassostrea virginica. J. Bioelectrochemistry 81, no. 2: 91-98.
  • Yoon, Y. and D.C. Hansen. 2010. Sand induced corrosion on the surface insulation resistance of printed circuit boards. Materials Performance (February).
  • Yoon, Y., A.S. Mount, K.M. Hansen, and D.C. Hansen. 2009. Electrolyte conductivity through the shell of the Eastern oyster using a four-electrode measurement. J. Electrochem. Soc. 156, no. 12: 169-176.
  • Hansen, D.C. 2008. Metal corrosion in the human body: The ultimate bio-corrosion scenario interface. The Electrochemical Society, Summer, in Pennington, New Jersey.
  • Grebner, Todd,  Douglas C. Hansen, and Mark Trzeciak. 2008. The effect of galvanic coupling between modern fracture fixation constructs in physiologically relevant solutions: The role of serum proteins on the corrosion of Ti6Al4V and 316L alloys. J. Amer. Osteo. Acad. Orthopedics 45, no. 2: 22-27.
Research and Work
  • Senior Research Scientist and Group Leader, University of Dayton Research Institute, Dayton Ohio, September 2004-present.
  • Senior Scientist, Princeton Applied Research, Ametek, Inc. (formerly PerkinElmer Instruments Inc.) Oak Ridge, Tennessee, 2000-04.
  • Technical Support Specialist, PerkinElmer Instruments Inc. (formerly EG&G Instruments, Inc.), Oak Ridge, Tennessee, 1997-2000.
  • Research Chemist, Materials Science and Technology Division, Environmental Effects Branch, Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC, 1995-97.
Honors and Awards
  • American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM): Member, G01 Corrosion of Metals; Member, F04 Medical and Surgical Materials and Devices
  • NACE International: Chair, Biomedical Implant Device Corrosion Technical Exchange Group 331X, 2003-2008
  • The Electrochemical Society: Chair of the Corrosion Division, 2010-2012
  • Gordon Research Conference: Discussion Leader, Aqueous Corrosion, Colby-Sawyer College, New London, New Hampshire, July 2002, July 2016


  • Ph.D., Marine Biology/Biochemistry, University of Delaware, 1993
  • M.S., Marine Biology/Biochemistry, University of Delaware, 1989
  • B.S., Marine Biology, Richard Stockton State College, 1982

Research Interests

  • Corrosion electrochemistry
  • Biological polymers as corrosion inhibitors
  • Biopolymer protein chemistry
  • Biomolecular interactions at metal interfaces
  • Biological electrochemistry
  • Electrochemical engineering
  • Electrochemical scanning probe techniques