Associate Professor of Chemistry
Academic Areas: Corrosion Electrochemistry
Dr. Zhang is the associate professor at Huazhong University of Science and Technology. His research focuses on electrochemical corrosion mechanism of pipelines in the oil and gas fields, carbon capture and storage (CCS), and electrochemistry of nano-materials in energy storage applications. The aim of his research activities is to advance the understanding of materials corrosion and to develop the techniques in prevention and prediction of materials failure. He has published more than 50 papers in Electrochimica Acta, Journal of The Electrochemical Society, Corrosion Science，Materials chemistry and Physics, and so on. Presently, he is in charge of two projects supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China, two projects supported by oil and gas fields, and one project supported by HUST. The major research interests include:
Erosion-corrosion and computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulation of pipelines under multiphase flow pattern
Supercritical-CO2 corrosion of transportation pipelines in Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS)
Electrochemistry of nano-materials in Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) and Energy Storage Applications
B. Sc. in Materials Science and Engineering, Guangdong University of Technology, 1998.
M. Sc. in Materials Science and Engineering, Guangdong University of Technology, 2002.
Ph. D. in Corrosion and Protection of Materials, University of Science and Technology Beijing, 2006
2010-present, Associate Professor, School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology.
2007-2010, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, University of Calgary, Canada.
2006-2007, Instructor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, China University of Petroleum, Beijing.
1998-1999, Assistant Engineer, Shenzhen Gonghua Corp.
 G.A. Zhang, N. Yu, L.Y. Yang, X. P. Guo, Galvanic corrosion behavior of deposit-covered and uncovered carbon steel, Corrosion Science 85 (2014) xx-xx.
 L. Zeng, G.A. Zhang, X.P. Guo, Erosion–corrosion at different locations of X65 carbon steel elbow, Corrosion Science 85 (2014) 318-330.
 G.A. Zhang , L. Zeng, H.L. Huang, X.P. Guo, A study of flow accelerated corrosion at elbow of carbon steel pipeline by array electrode and computational fluid dynamics simulation, Corrosion Science 77 (2013) 334-341.
 G. A. Zhang, M. X. Lu, Y. B. Qiu, X. P. Guo, Z. Y. Chen, The Relationship between the Formation Process of Corrosion Scales and the Electrochemical Mechanism of Carbon Steel in High Pressure CO2-Containing Formation Water, Journal of The Electrochemical Society 159 (2012): C393-C402.
 G.A. Zhang , Y. Zeng, X.P. Guo, F. Jiang, D.Y. Shi, Z.Y. Chen, Electrochemical corrosion behavior of carbon steel under dynamic high pressure H2S/CO2 environment, Corrosion Science 65 (2012) 37-47.
 G.A. Zhang, Y.F. Cheng, Localized corrosion mechanism of X65 steel in CO2-saturated formation water, Electrochimica Acta 56（2011）1676-1685.
 G.A. Zhang, Y.F. Cheng, Electrochemical characterization and computational fluid dynamics simulation of flow-accelerated corrosion of X65 steel in a CO2-saturated oilfield formation water, Corrosion Science 52 (2010) 2716-2724.
 G.A. Zhang, Y.F. Cheng, Micro-electrochemical characterization of corrosion of pre-cracked X70 pipeline steel in a concentrated carbonate/bicarbonate solution, Corrosion Science 52 (2010) 960-968.
 G.A. Zhang, Y.F. Cheng, Micro-electrochemical characterization and Mott-Schottky analysis of corrosion of welded X70 pipeline steel in carbonate/bicarbonate solution, Electrochimica Acta 55 (2009) 316-324.
 G.A. Zhang, Y.F. Cheng, Micro-electrochemical characterization of corrosion of welded X70 pipeline steel in near-neutral pH solution, Corrosion Science 51 (2009) 1714-1724.
 G.A. Zhang, Y.F. Cheng, Corrosion of X65 steel in CO2-saturated oilfield formation water in the absence and presence of acetic acid, Corrosion Science 51 (2009) 1589-1595.
 G.A. Zhang, Y.F. Cheng, Electrochemical corrosion of X65 pipe steel in oil-water emulsion, Corrosion Science 51 (2009) 901-907.
 G.A. Zhang, L.Y. Xu, Y.F. Cheng, Investigation of erosion-corrosion of 3003 aluminum alloy in ethylene glycol-water solution by impingement jet system, Corrosion Science 51 (2009) 283-290.
 G.A. Zhang, Y.F. Cheng, On the fundamentals of electrochemical corrosion of X65 steel in CO2-containing formation water in the presence of acetic acid in petroleum production, Corrosion Science 51 (2009) 87-94.
 G.A. Zhang, L.Y. Xu, Y.F. Cheng, Mechanistic aspects of electrochemical corrosion of aluminum alloy in ethylene glycol-water solution, Electrochimica Acta 53 (2008) 8245-8252.
 J.B. Sun, G.A. Zhang, W. Liu, M.X. Lu, The formation mechanism of corrosion scale and electrochemical characteristic of low alloy steel in carbon dioxide-saturated solution, Corrosion Science 57 (2012) 131-138.
 Xiankang Zhong, Guoan Zhang, Yubin Qiu, Zhenyu Chen, Xingpeng Guo, Chaoyang Fu, The corrosion of tin under thin electrolyte layers containing chloride, Corrosion Science 66 (2013) 14-25.
 Xiankang Zhong, GuoanZhang, Yubing Qiu, Zhenyu Chen, Xingpeng Guo*, Electrochemical migration of tin in thin electrolyte layer containing chloride ions, Corrosion Science 74 (2013)71 - 82.
 Qian Hu, Guoan Zhang, Yubin Qiu, Xingpeng Guo, The crevice corrosion behaviour of stainless steel in sodium chloride solution, Corrosion Science 53 (2011) 4065-4072.
 Xiankang Zhong, Guoan Zhang, Yubin Qiu, Zhenyu Chen, Wenxin Zou, Xingpeng Guo, In situ study the dependence of electrochemical migration of tin on chloride, Electrochemistry Communications 27(2013) 63-68.
 G. C. Saha, T. I. Khan, G. A. Zhang. Erosion-corrosion resistance of microcrystalline and near-nanocrystalline WC-17Co high velocity oxy-fuel thermal spray coatings. Corrosion Science 53 (2011) 2106-2114.
Engineering Chemistry, Undergraduate students
Corrosion Science and Engineering, Graduate students