Dr. Sviatlana Lamaka
Dr. Lamaka specializes in understanding metal degradation processes. In particular, she studies the ways of controlling degradation of magnesium for the purpose of structural engineering applications (automotive, aerospace and consumer goods), primary Mg-air aqueous batteries and bioabsorbable medical implants. Dr. Lamaka co-authored more than 90 ISI papers with h-index 32 and more than 4000 citations, 6 book chapters, 3 granted patents and over 50 talks of which 12 were invited or keynotes. Over the last 10 years, the focus of her work was on corrosion inhibition of Mg and Al alloys, development of pre-treatments and protective self-healing coatings for Mg and Al. She is also active in the field of high-throughput experimental testing of corrosion inhibitors and combining it with in silico, computational, screening of corrosion inhibitors by using the machine learning approach. Dr. Lamaka also develops experimental tools for localized electrochemical measurements in corrosion studies.