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Corrosion is not inevitable. Despite affecting every sphere of engineering and causing considerable damage each year, several prevention and protection methods and strategies are available to fight corrosion.

Sofiene Amira

R & D - Project Manager

Email address :
819 376-8707
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Core business

Study of Corrosion Phenomena, Corrosion Prevention, Friction Stir Welding

Main areas of activity & Research

  • Study and characterisation of corrosion phenomena of many materials (steels, aluminum, magnesium, etc.) in various media using many techniques (Salt spray, immersion, electrochemical tests, SRET)
  • Characterisation of protective organic and non organic coatings
  • Friction stir welding (feasibility studies, parameters optimization, design and manufacturing of tools)
  • Failure analyses.

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Participation in various professionnals organizations :

  • NACE
  • ASM


  • S. Amira, D. Dubé, R. Tremblay and E. Ghali, «Microstructure of Die cast and Thixocast ZAEX 10430 (Mg-10Zn-4Al-3Ce-0.3Ca) alloy», Materials Characterization, Vol 76, 2013, pp. 48-54.
  • S. Amira and J. Huot, «Effect of Cold Rolling on Hydrogen Sorption Properties of Die-Cast and As-Cast Magnesium Alloys», Journal of Alloys and Compounds, Vol 520, 2012, pp. 287-294.
  • J. Guo, S. Amira, P. Gougeon and X.-G Chen, «Effect of the Surface Preparation Techniques on the EBSD Analysis of a Friction Stir Welded AA1100-B4C Metal Matrix Composite», Materials Characterization, Vol 62 (9), 2011, pp. 865-877.
  • S. Amira, D. Dubé and R. Tremblay, «Method to determine hot permeability and strength of ceramic shell moulds», Journal of Materials Processing Technology, Vol 211 (8), 2011, pp. 1336-1340.
  • M. Moravej, S. Amira, F. Prima, A. Rahem, M. Fiset and D. Mantovani, «Effect of electrodeposition current density on the microstructure and the degradation of electroformed iron for degradable stents», Materials Science and Engineering: B, Vol 176 (20), 2011, pp. 1812-1822.
  • S. Amira, M-C, Gagnon and D. Gallant, «Guide of Practical Solutions aimed to Prevent Galvanic Corrosion between Aluminum and Steel Components used in the Transportation Industry» for the count of the «Aluminum Association of Canada», Jan 2011, (In French, can be consulted on : http://www.ledialoguesurlaluminium.com/by-tag?tag=transport).
  • S. Amira, S.F. Santos and J. Huot, «Hydrogen sorption properties of Ti–Cr alloys synthesized by ball milling and cold rolling», Intermetallics, Vol 18 (1), 2010, pp. 140-144.
  • S. Couillaud, H. Enoki, S. Amira, J.L. Bobet, E. Akiba and J. Huot «Effect of ball milling and cold rolling on hydrogen storage properties of nanocrystalline TiV1.6Mn0.4 alloy», Journal of Alloys and Compounds, Vol 484 (1-2), 2009, pp. 154-158.