• HAN En-Hou ( HAN Enhou , En-Hou Han )
    Title:Professor Email: ehhan@imr.ac.cn
    Tel. : +86-24-23893841 FAX: +86-24-23894149
    Division: Environmental Corrosion Research Centre
    Address: Institute of Metal Research Chinese Academy of Sciences (IMR CAS), 62 Wenhua Road, Shenyang, China, 110016



Ph.D., Dep. of Mechanical Engineering, Northeastern University (China), 1990

M.S., Dep. of Mechanical Engineering, Northeastern University (China), 1985

B.S., Dep. of Mechanical Engineering, Northeastern University (China), 1982


1998-Present, Professor, IMR, CAS

1998-Present, Director, Environmental Corrosion Center, IMR, CAS

2006-Present, Director, National Engineering Center for Corrosion Control, China

2014-Present, Director, Key Laboratory for Nuclear Materials and Safety Assessment, CAS

2014-Present, President, Shenyang Branch, CAS

2007-2014, Vice President, Shenyang Branch, CAS

1999-2007, Deputy Director, IMR, CAS

1998-1999, Deputy Director, Institute of Corrosion and Protection of Metals (Merged into IMR), CAS

1995-1998, Research Scientist & Visiting Scientist, MIT Department of Materials Science and Engineering & MIT Plasma Science and Fusion Center & Uhlig Corrosion Lab., Cambridge, MA, United States,

1993-1995, Associate Professor, Institute of Corrosion and Protection of Metals, CAS

1991-1993, Research Fellow, Institute of Corrosion and Protection of Metals, CAS

1982-1983, Assistant Engineer, Shanxi Aluminum Company, Hejing, China

Research Interest:

    Corrosion and stress corrosion of materials in nuclear power plant and nuclear waste disposal

    Development of advanced magnesium alloy and its corrosion prevention techniques

  R & D of various coatings, such as nano-composite coatings and nano-composite plating

  Interaction of mechanics and chemistry, including stress corrosion cracking, corrosion fatigue and hydrogen embrittlement for various materials

  Corrosion in severe corrosive industrial environments, e.g., high temperature and high pressure, H2S, acidic or alkaline environments

    Service lifetime prediction and failure analysis for engineering structure and components

    R & D of corrosion resistant alloys, such as weathering steel and steels in severe industry environment

   Corrosion behaviors and mechanisms of materials in natural environment (soil, atmosphere and water), the relativity of field exposure and indoor acceleration tests

Research Achievement:

Service to the International Professional Societies:

- UN World Corrosion Organization (WCO), President (2016—2019)

- UN World Corrosion Organization (WCO), Vice President (2007—2010, 2013—2016)

- Global Steering Committee, International Forum for Reactor Aging Management (IFRAM) (2011-Present)

- Vice President, Chinese Industrial Anti-Corrosion Association (2011-Present)

- Vice President, Chinese Society for Corrosion and Protection (2006-2014)

- Adjunct Professor, Ohio State University (2004-Present)

- Adjunct Professor, University of Science and Technology Beijing (2008-Present)

- Adjunct Professor, Northeastern University (2010-Present)

- President, Chinese Society for Fatigue (2004-Present)

- Executive Member, Materials Research Society (2006-Present)

Prof. Han serves as an editorial member for a number of international journals in the field of corrosion and materials research, such as Corrosion Science, Materials and Corrosion, Metals and Materials International, The Journal of Progress in Natural Science: Materials International, Acta Metallurgica Sinica, Journal of Chinese Society of Corrosion and Protection, etc.


Prof. En-Hou Han received various awards and honors including the Ho-Leung-Ho-Lee Technology Science Award, Ryukiti Hasiguti Foundation Prize, Fellow of NACE International, Distinguished Scientist from Chinese Association for Science and Technology, Distinguished Research Progress Award of China, National Science and Technology Awards of China, National Technique Invention Awards of China, Science and Technology Government Awards of China, Top 100 person in Science and Technology in New Century of China, Top Ten Outstanding Young in Chinese Academy of Science, etc.


6 books, 500 peer reviewed scientific articles, 305 lectures (77 plenary, keynote and invited), and 120patents. 

1. Xiaodong Lin, En-Hou Han*, Qunjia Peng*, Wei Ke, Zhijie Jiao, Effect of post-irradiation annealing on microstructure and corrosion of proton-irradiated 308L stainless steel weld metal, Corrosion Science, 175 (2020) 108887

2. C. Xiang, E.-H. Han*, Z.M. Zhang, H.M. Fu, J.Q. Wang, H.F. Zhang, G.D. Hu, Design of single-phase high-entropy alloys composed of low thermal neutron absorption cross-section elements for nuclear power plant application, Intermetallics, 104 (2019) 143–153

3. Dan Liu, En-Hou Han*, Yingwei Song*, Dayong Shan, Enhancing the self-healing property by adding the synergetic corrosion inhibitors of Na3PO4 and 2-mercaptobenzothiazole into the coating of Mg alloy, Electrochimica Acta, 323 (2019) 134796

4. Yaolei Han, En-Hou Han*, Qunjia Peng, Wei Ke, Effects of electropolishing on corrosion and stress corrosion cracking of Alloy 182 in high temperature water, Corrosion Science, 121 (2017) 1–10

5. Dongxu Chen, En-Hou Han*, Xinqiang Wu, Effects of crevice geometry on corrosion behavior of 304 stainless steel during crevice corrosion in high temperature pure water, Corrosion Science, 111 (2016) 518–530

6. Jiazhen Wang, En-Hou Han*, Jianqiu Wang, The repassivation kinetics study of Alloy 800 in high-temperature pressurized water, Electrochemistry Communications, 60 (2015) 100–103

7. Xiahe Liu, En-Hou Han*, Xinqiang Wu, Effects of pH value on characteristics of oxide films on 316L stainless steel in Zn-injected borated and lithiated high temperature water, Corrosion Science, 78 (2014) 200–207

8. Xiangyu Zhong, En-Hou Han*, Xinqiang Wu, Corrosion behavior of Alloy 690 in aerated supercritical water, Corrosion Science, 66 (2013) 369-379

9. Yingwei Song, En-Hou Han*, Kaihui Dong, Dayong Shan, Chang Dong Yim, Bong Sun You, Microstructure and protection characteristics of the naturally formed oxide films on Mg–xZn alloys, Corrosion Science, 72 (2013) 133-143

10. Jian Xu, En-Hou Han*, Xinqiang Wu, Acoustic emission response of 304 stainless steel during constant load test in high temperature aqueous environment, Corrosion Science, 63 (2012) 91-99

11. Fanjiang Meng, En-Hou Han*, Jianqiu Wang, Zhiming Zhang, Wei Ke, Localized corrosion behavior of scratches on Alloy 690TT, Electrochimica Acta, 56 (2011) 1781–1785

12. Hongwei Shi, En-Hou Han*, Fuchun Liu, Corrosion protection of aluminium alloy 2024-T3 in 0.05 M NaCl by cerium cinnamate, Corrosion Science, 53 (2011) 2374–2384

13. B Fang, E. H. Han*, J. Wang, W. Ke, Mechanical and Environmental Influences on Stress Corrosion Cracking of an X-70 Pipeline Steel in Dilute Near-neutral pH Solutions, Corrosion, 63 (5) (2007) 419–432

14. H. Chang, E. H. Han*, J. Q. Wang, W. Ke, Analysis of Modal Acoustic Emission Signals of LY12CZ Aluminum Alloy at Anodic and Cathodic Polarization, NDT & E International, 39 (2006) 8–12