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Brian Ikeda

Associate Professor

Department of Energy and Nuclear Engineering

Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science

Contact information

Energy Systems and Nuclear Science Research Centre (ERC) - Room 4081
North Oshawa
2000 Simcoe Street North
Oshawa, ON L1G 0C5

905.721.8668 ext. 5523


  • PhD in Physical Chemistry University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
  • Master of Science in Chemistry University of Guelph, Ontario
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) University of Manitoba

Courses taught

  • Corrosion for Engineers
  • Radioactive Waste Management Design
  • Radioactive Waste Management
  • Radiation Effects on Material Properties

Research and expertise

  • Corrosion of materials in molten fluoride salts
  • Corrosion of nuclear waste container materials
  • Electrochemical and physical degradation of fluorine anodes
  • Localized corrosion of metals at elevated temperatures
  • Stress-assisted corrosion cracking of metals
  • Long-term performance assessment of materials
  • Radioactive waste management
  • Member of the Electrochemical Society
  • Member of the National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE)
  • Member of the American Society of Materials (ASM)
  • Member of the Canadian Nuclear Society
  • Cameco Research Chair in Nuclear Fuels


  • Book chapters
    • D.W. Shoesmith, B.M. Ikeda and F. King, Modelling Procedures for Predicting the Lifetimes of Nuclear Waste Containers, in Modelling Aqueous Corrosion, K.R. Trethewey and P.R. Roberge (Eds), NATO ASI Series, Kluwer, Boston, pp. 201-239, 1994.
  • Journal publications
    • F. King, B.M. Ikeda and D.W. Shoesmith, Nuclear Waste: Can We Contain It?,, Chemtech. 22(4), 1992;
    • C.F. Clarke, D. Hardie and B.M. Ikeda, Hydrogen-induced Cracking of Commercial Purity Titanium, Corrosion Science, 39(9), 1545-1599, 1997; and
    • D.A. Shoesmith, J.J. Noel, D. Hardie and B.M. Ikeda. 2000. Hydrogen Absorption and the Lifetime Performance of Titanium Nuclear Waste Containers. Corrosion Reviews, 18(4-5), 331-359, 2000.
  • Technical reports
    • B.M. Ikeda ,J.J. Noël, and D.W. Shoesmith, Crevice Corrosion and the Lifetime Performance of Titanium Nuclear Fuel Waste Container, AECL-11823, COG-97-061-I,1997;
    • McMurry, J., B.M. Ikeda, M.J.Quinn, S. Stroes-Gascoyne, C.J. Hamon and P. Vilks. 2001. Metallic Copper and Iron Artifacts in a Corrosive Depositional Environment: the Colony of Avalon Archaeological Analogue in Ferryland, Newfoundland.  Ontario Power Generation Report 06819-REP-01200-10070-R00;
    • B.M. Ikeda and C.D. Litke. 2001. The Measurement of Corrosion Parameters on Oxygen-free Phosphorous-doped Copper in Nitrite Solution. Ontario Power Generation Report, 06819-REP-01300-10033-R00;
    • J. McMurry, B.M. Ikeda, S. Stroes-Gascoyne, and D.A. Dixon. 2004. Evolution of a Canadian Deep Geological Repository: Defective Container Scenario. Ontario Power Generation Waste Management Division Report 06819-REP-01200-10127-R00.
    • C.D. Litke and B.M. Ikeda.  2008.  "The Stress Corrosion Cracking Behaviour of Copper in Acetate Solutions".  Nuclear Waste Management Company report NWMO TR 2008 21
    • B.M. Ikeda and C.D. Litke.  2008.  "The Effect of High Chloride Concentration on Stress Corrosion Cracking Behaviour of Copper".  Nuclear Waste Management Company report NWMO TR 2008 12. 
    • Litke, C.D. and B.M. Ikeda.  "Status Report on the Stress Corrosion Cracking Behaviour of OFP Copper in Nitrite and Ammonia Solutions".  Nuclear Waste Management Company report NWMO TR 2011 06.  February 2011
  • Conference presentations
    • J.J. Noël, D.W. Shoesmith and B.M. Ikeda. Crevice Corrosion of Alpha Titanium Alloys, Proceedings of the Research Topical Symposia, NACE Corrosion/2001, Houston, Texas, March 1116, 2001, G.S. Frankel, (ed)., NACE International, Houston, TX, (2001), pp. 65-102;
    • B.M. Ikeda , C.D. Litke and F. King, Stress Corrosion Cracking of Pure Coppers in Nitrite/Chloride Mixtures, Extended Abstract presented at NACE International, 2001 Corrosion, Houston, Texas, March 2001;
    • B.M. Ikeda and C.D. Litke.  2003.  “Experimental Stress Corrosion Cracking Studies of Copper under possible Repository Conditions”, in Proceedings of the Northern Area Eastern Conference, Ottawa, ON, 2003, September.
    • B.M. Ikeda and C.D. Litke. 2004. Stress Corrosion Cracking of Pure Copper in Ammonia-chloride Solutions. 87th Canadian Chemistry Conference, May 2004, London, Ontario.
    • Ikeda, Brian M., Cindy D. Litke, and Gloria Kwong.  2011.  “Stress Corrosion Cracking of Pure Copper Under Possible Nuclear Fuel Waste Management Conditions”, in ECS Transactions - Las Vegas, NV", "Corrosion Issues in Nuclear Waste Storage: A Symposium in Honor of the 65th Birthday of David Shoesmith", Electrochemical Society, Pennington, PA.  Volume 33(25), 25‑34, 2011.
    • B.M. Ikeda.  Teaching Radioactive Waste Management in an Undergraduate Engineering Program”.  IN Proceedings of WM2013 Conference, paper 13269, February 24 – 28, 2013, Phoenix, Arizona, USA.
    • K. S-H. Seto and B.M. Ikeda. 2013.  “Model passivated carbon electrodes for fluorine generation in MSR and Nuclear Fuel Cycle”.   IN Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Nuclear Engineering, ICONE21.  paper ICONE21-16642  July 29—August 2, 2013. Chengdu, China.
    • K. Nicholson, J. Mcdonald, S. Draper, B.M. Ikeda, and I. Pioro.  2013  Centralization of Canada’s Spent Nuclear Fuel”, IN Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Nuclear Engineering, ICONE21  Paper ICONE21-16511.  July 29—August 2, 2013. Chengdu, China.
    • K.S-H. Seto and B.M. Ikeda.  2013  “Model passivated carbon electrodes for fluorine generation in molten KF-2HF electrolyte”.  “Corrosion in Nuclear Energy Systems: From Cradle to Grave”  IN 223rd Electrochemical Society Meeting, May 12-16, 2013.  Toronto, Canada.