Dr. Xin Pang

Research Scientist


Natural Resources Canada

Current research and/or projects


After obtaining my Ph.D. in Materials Engineering, I worked as a NSERC and MITACS postdoc fellow with Dr. Alex Adronov from Chemistry Department at McMaster University developing highly sensitive electrochemical biosensors with carbon nanotubes.  I joined CanmetMATERIALS in 2012 as a Research Scientist and, since then, I am actively engaged in various R&D projects developing new coatings and materials for corrosion control and mitigation of metals for pipeline, nuclear, automotive, and defense applications.


Research and/or project statements

Current Research Projects:

  • Integration and Field Demonstration of Corrosion Control Strategies of Oil and Gas Pipelines – Field Demonstration of a Probe for Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion.
  • Development of Enabling Technologies for Lightweight Vehicles – Corrosion Control.
  • Canada-China-USA Collaborative R&D Project: Magnesium Front End Research and Development – Corrosion Task.
  • Forging, Fatigue, and Corrosion of Magnesium Alloy Control Arm – Corrosion Task.
  • Laboratory Investigation on Nickel Reinforcement with Insoluble Particles for Creep Resistant Closure Seal.
  • Effect of Seawater Salinity and Carbonate Content on Cathodic Protection Current Demand.
  • Study of Hydrogen Embrittlement in Advanced High Strength Steels for Automotive (as contributing scientist).
  • Fabrication of Composite Coatings with Advanced Functionality for Corrosion Protection.

Professional activities / interests

NACE Toronto Section Program Chair (since Sept. 2014).

Education and awards


Ph.D., Materials Engineering, McMaster University, 2008.

M.Sc., Materials Engineering, University of Alberta, 2003.

M.Sc., Materials Sci. & Eng., Central South University, China, 2000.

B.Sc., Materials Sci. & Eng., Central South University, China, 1993.


CanmetMATERIALS Annual Recognition Award - Outstanding Leadership, 2013.

MITACS Elevate Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2011.

Postdoctoral Fellowship, NSERC, 2009.

The Dr. Walter Smeltzer Memorial Scholarship, 2009.

Ontario Graduate Scholarship, 2007 and 2006.

Excellent Teaching Assistant Award, 2003. 

Captain T. F. Greenhalgh Memorial Graduate Scholarship, Univ. of Alberta, 2002.


Key publications

  1. Shi, X. Pang, I. Zhitomirsky. Silver nanoparticle assembly on carbon nanotubes triggered by reductive surfactant coating. Materials Letters.178 (2016) 128-131.
  2. Shi, X. Pang, I. Zhitomirsky. Fabrication of tiron-doped polypyrrole/MWCNT composite electrodes with high mass loading and enhanced performance for supercapacitors. Journal of Applied Polymer Science. 132 (2015) 42376.
  3. T. Lu, Y. Zeng, X. Pang, J. L. Luo. Effects of hydrogen and tensile stress on passivity of carbon steel. Corrosion Engineering, Science and Technology. 50 (2015) 186-190.
  4. Pang, F. Fazeli, M. Attard, C. Shi. Assessment of hydrogen uptake and permeation in AHSSs. Materials Science Forum. 783-786 (2014) 950-955.
  5. Pang, P. Imin, I. Zhitomirsky, A. Adronov. Conjugated polyelectrolyte complexes with single-walled carbon nanotubes for amperometric setection of glucose with inherent anti-interference properties. Journal of Materials Chemistry. 22 (2012) 9147.
  6. Wu, P. Imin, Y. Sun, X. Pang, A. Adronov. I. Zhitomirsky. Electrophoretic deposition of composite films from solutions of conjugated polymers and their superamolecular complexes with carbon nanotubes. Materials Letters. 67 (2012) 248–251.
  7. Yang, X. Pang, G. Fox-Rabinovich, S. Veldhuis, I. Zhitomirsky. Electrodeposition of CeO2 coatings. Surface Engineering. 28 (2012) 565-589.
  8. Deen, X. Pang, I. Zhitomirsky. Electrophoretic deposition of composite chitosan-halloysite nanotube-hydroxyapatite films. Colloids and Surfaces A. 410 (2012) 38-44
  9. Y. Wang, X. Pang, I. Zhitomirsky. Electrophoretic deposition of chiral polymers and composites. Colloids and Surfaces B. 87 (2011) 505-509.
  10. L. Yang, X. Pang, G. Fox-Rabinovich, S.Veldhuis, I.Zhitomirsky. Electrodeposition of cerium oxide films and composites. Surface and Coatings Technology. 206 (2011) 1-7.