Principal Scientist, Surface Engineering Department
Dr Siva Böhm received his first degree in Berlin as Dipl. Eng (Chemical Engineering), MSc in Applied Chemistry at Hahn Meitner Institute (MPI) in Berlin, Germany, and obtained his PhD (University of Bath, UK - Chemistry/Electrochemistry), Siva then worked as Research officer and Research fellow as at different academic institutions; University of Wales Swansea, TU-Delft/NIMR/M2i in the Netherlands, University of Birmingham on various aspects of metal localised corrosion, coating formulations, corrosion inhibitors, corrosion in fuel elements/chemistry in storage ponds, and atmospheric corrosion of metals.
Siva is working as a Principal Scientist on product development and applications on numerous areas of novel (in) organic coatings for strip and long products, coating on electrical steel, coating for energy conversion technology & Fuel cells technology. Siva is a project leader for Graphene/ CNT/ Carbon coating technology and building bridge with key expert Universities, such as Manchester (NGI), Surrey (ATI), Cambridge (GC), Warwick & Loughborough.
Siva is a chartered Chemist and Member of Royal Society of Chemistry (MRSC, C Chem.), since 1994, and Fellow Technical, Surface Coating (FTSC) & Oil and Colour Chemist Association (OCCA), since 2007. Paint Research Association (PERA/PRA) advisory board representative from TATA Steel. Active member of the Electrochemical Society, since1995 and reviewer of manuscript for number of peer reviewed journals.