Dr. Gregory Kubacki

  • Assistant Professor

Contact Information

  • Office: 1007 NERC
  • Phone: (205) 348-3484

Areas of Research

  • Corrosion Science
  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Structural Alloys
  • Biomedical Alloys
  • Environmental Factors

Education

  • Ph.D., Bioengineering, Clemson University, 2018
  • B.S., Chemical Engineering, Virginia Tech, 2013

Biography

Dr. Gregory Kubacki’s research interests focus on the structure-property relationships that affect the corrosion behavior of structural and biomedical alloys processed through advanced fabrication methods, such as laser-based or solid-state additive manufacturing. He is also interested in exploring how local environmental conditions influence passivity and electrochemical processes on metal surfaces to better understand corrosion initiation events and predict long-term performance.

Before joining the MTE department at UA, Kubacki was a post-doctoral research associate in the Center for Electrochemical Science and Engineering at the University of Virginia where he focused on atmospheric corrosion of aluminum alloys.

Publications:

  • Wiegand MJ, Kubacki GW, Gilbert JL. Electrochemical Potential Zone of Viability on CoCrMo Surfaces is Affected by Cell Type: Macrophages Under Cathodic Bias are More Resistant to Killing. J Biomed Mater Res – Part A 2019; 107(3): 526-34.
  • Liu C, Kubacki GW, Kelly RG. Application of Laplace-Equation Based Modeling into Corrosion Damage Prediction for Galvanic Couple Between Zn Plate and Stainless Steel Rods Under a Thin Film Electrolyte. Corrosion 2018; 75(5): 465-73.
  • Kubacki GW, Gilbert JL. The Effect of the Inflammatory Species Hypochlorous Acid on the Corrosion and Surface Damage of Ti‐6Al‐4V and CoCrMo alloys. J Biomed Mater Res – Part A 2018; 106(12): 3185-94.
  • Hui T, Kubacki GW, Gilbert JL. Voltage and Wear Debris from Ti-6Al-4V Interact to Affect Cell Viability During In-Vitro Fretting Corrosion. J Biomed Mater Res – Part A 2018; 106: 160-7.
  • Kubacki GW, Sivan S, Gilbert JL. Electrosurgery Induced Damage to Ti-6Al-4V and CoCrMo Alloy Surfaces in Orthopedic Implants In Vivo and In Vitro. J Arthroplasty 2017; 32: 3533-38.