Dr. Y. Xiong obtained his PhD from Tohoku University, Japan with a thesis on the corrosion fatigue behaviours of austenitic stainless steels in nuclear environments. His research interests include the corrosion and cracking behaviours of structural materials. He is currently working at LightForm at the University of Manchester as a PDRA, with a project focussing on corrosion and stress corrosion cracking behaviours of aluminium alloys.