Sabina Aghasibayli

Sabina Aghasibayli


Personal profile

Personal Statement

Sabina is a Corrosion Engineer with a background in Chemical Engineering with an emphasis on downstream oil and gas: refinery and petrochemistry. She has obtained her MSc degree in Corrosion Control Engineering from the University of Manchester in 2016. Sabina has a particular interest in material degradation in the marine environment and renewable energy sector. She has joined the Renewable Energy Marine Structures (REMS) CDT program to investigate in-depth the corrosion problems the offshore wind industry faces today with the degradation of steel foundations. Her research approach is experimental and highlights the importance of data collection through realistic long-term testing. Sabina’s long-term corrosion experiment in a near-natural-like environment was successfully carried out in collaboration with the Queen's University Belfast (QUB) in their Marine Laboratory in Northern Ireland. The results of this research will improve the current understanding of metal degradation in the weakest zones of the offshore wind turbine foundation and lead to new approaches in corrosion management and protection methods of the assets. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy

Education/Academic qualification

Master in Science, Corrosion Control Engineering, University of Manchester

Award Date: 15 Dec 2016

Bachelor of Engineering, Chemical Engineering: Refinery and Petrochemistry, Azerbaijan State Oil and Industry University

15 Sept 20111 Jul 2015

Award Date: 1 Jul 2015


  • Corrosion
  • Welding
  • Mud-line Corrosion
  • Offshore wind turbine foundation
  • Offshore Wind
  • Materials science
  • Field experiment
  • Pitting corrosion
  • Microbial Corrosion MIC