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Ling Ding, Ph.D.

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Dr. Ling Ding is a postdoctoral research associate at Idaho National Laboratory, researching electrochemical impedance instrumentation for monitoring corrosion formation (oxide and hydride) on cladding materials. He earned his doctorate in civil engineering from Clemson University and his master’s from Purdue University. He received his bachelor’s, in environmental science, from Minzu University of China, in Beijing. As a graduate research assistant at Clemson, he evaluated the influence of surface mechanical attrition treatment (SMAT) on the behavior of steels in the civil engineering department’s laboratory, using scanning electrochemical microscopy (SECM) and AC impedance to study the ionic conductivity within electrode-electrolyte interfaces and in the bulk electrolyte. He is skilled in data analysis and visualization (Python, SASs and AutoCAD, etc.)


​Ph.D., Philosophy in Civil Engineering (Electrochemistry and Corrosion area), Clemson University
M.S., Civil Engineering, Purdue University
B.S., Environmental Science, Minzu University of China


​American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Student member

NACE International, Student member


​L. Ding, P. Rangaraju, and A. Poursaee, “Application of the generalized regression neural network method for corrosion modeling of steel embedded in soil” Soils and Foundations (2019).DOI:

L. Ding, H. Torbatisarraf, and A. Poursaee, “The influence of the surface mechanical attrition ``treatment on the electrochemical behavior of carbon steel in different pH solutions” Surface and
Coatings Technology 352 (2018): 112-119. DOI:

L. Ding, and A. Poursaee, “The impact of sandblasting as a surface modification method on the corrosion behavior of steels in simulated concrete pore solution” Construction and Building Materials 157 (2017): 591-599. DOI:

L. Ding, W. J. Weiss, and E. R. Blatchley III, “Effects of Concrete Composition on Resistance to Microbially Induced Corrosion” Journal of Environmental Engineering 143.6 (2017): 04017014.DOI:

A. Poursaee, P. Rangaraju, and L. Ding, “Evaluation of H-pile Corrosion Rates for WI Bridges Located in Aggressive Subsurface Environments” WHRP 0092-16-03 2019/5.

H. Torbatisarraf, L. Ding, and A. Poursaee, “Effect of Surface nano-crystallization on point defect diffusivity of the passive film formed on the carbon steel in high pH aqueous solution” Corrosion Science (Under Review).

L. Ding, and A. Poursaee, “The impact of temperature on the corrosion of carbon steel in soil” Geotechnical Engineering (Under Review).

L. Ding, P. Rangaraju, and A. Poursaee, “Corrosion assessment of steel in different soils from the State of Wisconsin” (Ready to submit).

H. Torbatisarraf, L. Ding, and A. Poursaee, “Innovative coating for the reinforcing steel bar using sol-gel method” (In preparation).


​Elmer Ballotti Memorial Fellowship, Purdue University, 2014.
Social practice report won the Beijing Municipal Awards, 2011.
National scholarship for Straight-A-Student, China, 2009-2010.
Second-class scholarship for academic performance, 6/40, 2009-2010.

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