4th Edition of International Conference on

Materials Science and Engineering

March 13-15, 2023 | Online Event

Materials 2021

Ashish Kumar

Lovely Professional University, India

Title : Computational, Thermodynamic and Experimental Studies on Acid corrosion Inhibition of Aluminium by Acarbose


The potential of acarbose as corrosion inhibitor of aluminium in 0.5 M HCl was studied in various concentrations and temperatures (25–550C) by utilizing weight loss estimations, Potentiodynamic polarization techniques, Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS), Monte Carlo simulation studies, Quantum chemical computations and AFM study. The overall outcomes indicate that acarbose exhibits its highest efficiency of 94% at 4000 ppm acting as efficient inhibitor to retard aluminium corrosion in 0.5 M HCl solution. The topographical and morphological analysis of corrosion inhibition on aluminium surface was observed by AFM study which revealed the formation of thin film on the aluminium surface by acarbose. A quantum chemical calculation with DFT-theory was also done to substantiate the mechanism of inhibition. The values of the several adsorption energies derived from Monte Carlo simulations also correlates the experimental inhibition efficiency.
Audience Takeaway:
Understand and identify new corrosion inhibitors and its study.
Can apply in various industries for corrosion inhibition.
Work on international collaborations.


 Dr. Ashish Kumar is presently as Professor and heading chemistry department in School of Civil and School of Mechanical Engineering at Lovely Professional University , India. He has been a member of review boards of various journals from American Chemical Society, Springer, Bentham, Taylor and Francis etc and conferences in India and abroad. He has also authored and reviewed diverse chapters in refereed books with Springer nature and Elsevier, Wiley etc. He is editor/Editorial Board member of more than 15 international Journals. He also published one book on Engineering chemistry. He also evaluated Ph.D thesis’s from India and Abroad. He himself guided more than 20 (Ph.D / Masters and UG) students. He has published more than 50 Research papers in SCI journals. He was recipient of Research Excellence Award from LPU for last three consecutive years.