optical microscopy image of zinc-magnesium-aluminium alloy
Dr Nathan Cooze

Dr Nathan Cooze

Industrial Lecturer (M2etal), Materials Science and Engineering

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+44 (0) 1792 205678 ext 1075

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Welsh language proficiency

Basic Welsh Speaker


Dr Nathan Cooze CEng CSci BEng MRes EngD MIMMM FHEA holds a BEng Honours degree in Product Design Technology, a MRes in Steel Technology sponsored by Tata Steel and an EngD in Materials Engineering supported by the French Corrosion Institute and has taught in Higher Education for over 10 years.

He spent three years as a post-doctoral researcher leading Swansea University’s contribution to a large European project, MICROCORR, a collaboration between world-leading industrial, technical and academic partners, namely, Tata Steel Europe, Arcelor Mittal, Voestalpine, Max-Planck-Institut, French Corrosion Institute, Chimi ParisTech, OCAS, VSCHT and Swerea KIMAB. The successful project studied improvements in galvanised steel product durability through modifications made to the alloy coating microstructure using novel experimental methods. Nathan has been responsible for designing and developing a novel time-lapse microscopy technique to observe the corrosion mechanisms of metal alloy systems. To date, he has published a number of papers in high impact journals and has presented at international conferences, ISE 2015, Eurocorr 2017 and Eurocorr 2018.

Nathan is currently is a member of the Metal Project as an Industrial Lecturer in Engineering. He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA), an AdvanceHE Assessor, a professional member of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3), a Chartered Engineer and Chartered Scientist.

Areas Of Expertise

  • Next Generation Galvanised Steel Alloys
  • Localised Corrosion
  • Electrochemistry
  • Metallic Coatings
  • Corrosion Inhibitors
  • Product Design Engineering

Career Highlights

Teaching Interests

Nathan is a member of the Learning & Teaching Enhancement Centre sub-group Programme Enhancement Development, the UK & Ireland Engineering Education Research Network (EERN) and has gained learning and teaching experience during a PGCE Secondary Education course at UWTSD. He has research interests including using applied pedagogical theories, experiential learning techniques and technologies, effective feedback methods and developing student engagement in HE.

Research Award Highlights