Mina Xu, P.Eng.

Lecturer, School of Sustainable Energy Engineering


Ph.D., Chemical and Materials Engineering,
University of Alberta, 2014

M.A.Sc., Materials Science and Engineering,
Central South University, 2010

B.A.Sc., Materials Science and Engineering,
Central South University, 2007


SRYE 5136

Industrial and research interests

  • Corrosion Prediction and Prevention
  • Anti-corrosion Coatings and Hydrogen Permeation Barrier Coatings
  • Materials Innovation for Energy Storage Devices

Teaching interests

  • Sustainable Energy Engineering
  • Applied Electrochemistry
  • Battery Storage
  • Hydrogen Energy

Recently taught courses

  • SEE 300 The Business of Engineering
  • SEE 402 Professional Engineering Ethics and Practice
  • SEE 896/897 Research Seminar
  • IGEN 450 Pipeline Engineering (UBC)
  • IGEN 451 Pipeline Systems and Infrastructure (UBC)

Selected recent publications

  • H. Liang, M. Xu, E. Asselin, Corrosion of monometallic iron- and nickel-based electrocatalysts for the alkaline oxygen evolution reaction: A review, Journal of Power Sources, 2021, 510 (2021) 230387.
  • S. Tesfamariam, H. Woldesellasse, M. Xu, E. Asselin, General corrosion vulnerability assessment using a Bayesian belief network model incorporating experimental corrosion data for X60 pipe steel, Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, 1 (2021), 329-338.
  • M. Xu, H. Liang, Y. Liu, E. Asselin, Predicting the External Corrosion Rate of X60 Pipeline Steel: A Mathematical Model. Metals, 11 (2021), 583.
  • M. Xu, C.N. Lam, D. Wong, E. Asselin, Evaluation of cathodic disbondment resistance of pipeline coatings – a review, Progress in Organic Coatings, 146 (2020) 105728.
  • S. N. Hasan, M. Xu, E. Asselin, Electrosynthesis of metallic molybdenum from water deficient solution containing molybdate ions and high concentrations of acetate, Surface and Coatings Technology, 357 (2019) 567-574.
  • S. N. Hasan, M. Xu, E. Asselin, Electrodeposition of metallic molybdenum and its alloys – a review, Canadian Metallurgical Quarterly, 58 (2019) 1-18.
  • M. Xu, G.K. Yue, D. Bizzotto, E. Asselin, Electrodeposition of aluminum onto copper-coated printed circuit boards, Journal of The Electrochemical Society, 164 (2017) D729-D736.
  • M. Xu, D.G. Ivey, W. Qu, Z. Xie, Study of the mechanism for electrodeposition of dendrite-free zinc in an alkaline electrolyte modified with 1-ethyl-3-methylimidazolium dicyanamide, Journal of Power Sources, 274 (2015) 1249-1253.
  • M. Xu, D.G. Ivey, Z. Xie, W. Qu, Rechargeable Zn-air batteries: Progress in electrolyte development and cell configuration advancement, Journal of Power Sources, 283 (2015) 358-371.
  • M. Xu, D.G. Ivey, W. Qu, Z. Xie, Improved Zn/Zn(II) redox kinetics, reversibility and cyclability in 1-ethyl-3-methylimidazolium dicyanamide with water and dimethyl sulfoxide added, Journal of Power Sources, 252 (2014) 327-332.
  • M. Xu, D.G. Ivey, W. Qu, Z. Xie, E. Dy, X. Z. Yuan, Zn/Zn(II) redox kinetics and Zn deposit morphology in water added ionic liquids with bis(trifluoromethanesulfonyl)imide anions, Journal of The Electrochemical Society, 161 (2014) A128-A136.
  • M. Xu, D.G. Ivey, Z. Xie, W. Qu, E. Dy, The state of water in 1-butyl-1-methyl-pyrrolidinium bis(trifluoromethanesulfonyl)imide and its effect on Zn/Zn(II) redox behavior, Electrochimica Acta, 97 (2013) 289–295.
  • M. Xu, D.G. Ivey, Z. Xie, W. Qu, Electrochemical behavior of Zn/Zn(II) couples in aprotic ionic liquids based on pyrrolidinium and imidazolium cations and bis(trifluoromethanesulfonyl)imide and dicyanamide anions, Electrochimica Acta, 89 (2013) 756-762.

Book Chapters

  • M. Xu, D.G. Ivey, W. Qu, Z. Xie, E. Dy, Exploration of electrolytes for Zn-anode rechargeable batteries: room temperature ionic liquids as major or supporting components, in: Ionic liquids: synthesis, characterization and applications, A. Brooks (Eds.), Nova Science Publishers, Inc., (2014) pp 99-123.