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Elzbieta Sikora

Associate Teaching Professor and Graduate Programs Coordinator


  • Engineering Science and Mechanics

403A Earth and Engineering Sciences Building


Research Areas:

Advanced Materials and Devices; Emerging Manufacturing Processes for Materials, Tissues, and Devices; Energy Infrastructure, Storage and Devices; Structural and Human Health Monitoring

Interest Areas:

Corrosion, lightweight metals, coatings, corrosion in gas and oil environments, biomaterials.




  • Ph D, electrochemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences, 1991


Journal Articles

  • Dailin Wang, Elzbieta Sikora and Barbara A Shaw, 2018, "A study of the effects of filler particles on the degradation mechanisms of powder epoxy novolac coating systems under corrosion and erosion", Progress in Organic Coatings, 121, pp. 97-104
  • Elzbieta Sikora, 2012, "A Quest for the Holy Grail of Bioimplants - A Review of Recent Developments in Biodegradable Metals for Medical Applications", Recent Patents on Corrosion Science, (2), pp. 81-97
  • D. Schmidt, B. Shaw, Elzbieta Sikora and W. Shaw, 2006, "Corrosion Protection Assessment of Barier Properties of Several Zinc-Containing Coating System on Steel in Artificial Seawater", Corrosion, 62, (4), pp. 323-340
  • D. P. Schmidt, B. A. Shaw, Elzbieta Sikora, W. W. Shaw and L. Laliberte, 2006, "Corrosion Protection Assessment of Sacrificial Coating Systems as a Function of Exposure Time in a Marine Environment", Progress in Organic Coatings, 57, pp. 352-364
  • A. Shi, B. A. Shaw and Elzbieta Sikora, 2005, "The Role of Grain Boundary Regions in the Localized Corrosion of a Cu-free 6111-like Alloy", Corrosion, 61, pp. 534-537
  • Dailin Wang, Elizabeth Sikora and Barbara A Shaw, , "A Comparison of the Corrosion Response of Zinc-Rich Coatings with and Without Presence of Carbon Nanotubes Under Erosion and Corrosion Conditions", Corrosion, 74, (11), pp. 14
  • Elzbieta Sikora, Mathiew Kuentzler, Jesse Galvan, Daniel Cordova and Barbara Shaw, , "An Accurate, Durable, and Flexible Coating Health Sensor", Naval Engineers Journal
  • Michael Nunez, Elzbieta Sikora, Robert Gresh, Thomas Baylis, Hanqui Xu, Esteban Brown and Barbara Shaw, , "CORROSION AND STRUCTURAL CHARACTERIZATION OF PHYSICALLY VAPOR DEPOSITED MAGNESIUM ALLOYS", Naval Engineers Journal

Conference Proceedings

  • Barbara Shaw, Elizabeth Sikora, Dailin Wang and Todd Palmer, , "Effect of immersion time on electrochemical characteristics of Additively Manufactured 316L stainless steel exposed to artificial sea water."
  • Nasser al Jassem, and Elzbieta Sikora, , "Effect of chloride concentration and temperature on corrosion and wear resistance of polymer coating for protection of internal surfaces of gas pipelines"

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The Penn State Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics (ESM) is an internationally distinguished department that is recognized for its globally competitive excellence in engineering and scientific accomplishments, research, and educational leadership.

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