Contact Dr Andy Pidcock

Areas of expertise

  • Biomass and Waste
  • Carbon Capture and Storage
  • Conventional & Advanced Fuels
  • Power Systems & Turbines
  • Structures and Materials
  • Surface Engineering


After graduating with a Master's Degree in Mechanical Engineering from The University of Manchester in 2005, Andy acquired extensive experience working as an engineer on both coal and nuclear power generation sites. In 2011 his enthusiasm for hands-on science and engineering led to a return to academia to complete a PhD at Cranfield University, which investigated the corrosion of Mg alloys and the use of Al electrodeposition as a means of producing protective Mg-Al intermetallic surface layers. Since then Andy has continued working at Cranfield University as a Research Fellow, where his industrial experience and academic knowledge are being applied to materials and coatings research for the energy sector.

Current activities

Andy Pidcock's current work is related to the corrosion of materials used in power generation systems, with a focus on fireside and steamside oxidation in coal and biomass combustion plant. Other aspects include corrosion in CO 2 scrubbing and transport systems, and the development, application, and performance evaluation of protective coatings.


Articles In Journals

Conference Papers

  • Simms N, Mori S, Kilgallon P, Sumner J, Pidcock A & Oakey J (2018) Fireside corrosion on superheater / reheater tubes for advanced ultra supercritical power systems. In: International Symposium on High-temperature oxidation and Corrosion, 2018, Matsue, Shimane, 21-26 October 2018.