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Desmond Cook

Desmond Cook


Professor
Physics

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Biography


Education/Credentials



  • Expertise

    Physics
    Corrosion of Steels / Rust / Metallic Coatings / Metals and Alloys
  • Research Interests

    The Cook Research Group specializes in Applied Materials Physics in the areas of corrosion of structural steels and development of specialized corrosion resistant alloys. Research is also centered on the corrosion of historic US Civil War artifacts such as the USS Monitor and CSS Hunley.
  • 2010: Old Dominion University Shining Star Award, Division of Student Affairs
  • 2006: University Professor Award for Excellence in Teaching
  • Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

    Cook, D. "Critical Fluid Applications for Conservation of Submerged Marine Artifacts" $75,000. Federal. June 1, 2007 - May 31, 2010
    Cook, D.; Fletcher, F. B.; Wilson, A. D. "Improved Corrosion Resistant Steel for Highway Bridge Construction" $235,000. Federal. May 1, 2008 - April 30, 2010
    Cook, D.; Darby, D. A.; Jones, C.; Elsayed-Ali, H.; Elmustafa, A. "Acquisition of an Electron Probe Microanalyzer for Innovative Geological, Biochemical, and Material Science Applications" $873,127. Federal. May, 2008 - May, 2008
    Cook, D.; Barrero, C. "Formation of Akageneite Under Accelerated Corrosion Conditions" $15,000. Other. January 1, 2007 - May 31, 2007
    Cook, D.; Drews, M.; Schindelholz, E.; Blanchette, R.; Seifert, B. "An Evaluation of Supercritical Drying and Peg/Freeze-Drying of Waterlogged Archaeological Wood" $31,158. Federal. August 1, 2005 - March, 2007
    Cook, D.; Yamashita, M. "XAFS Investigation of Chlorine and Sulfur Contaminants in Organic Artifacts" $20,000. Private. January 1, 2006 - December 31, 2006
    Cook, D.; Yamashita, M. "Nano-Analysis of Iron Oxides Formed in Corrosive Environments" $15,000. Private. September, 2003 - August, 2004
    Cook, D.; Gupta, M.; Manos, D. "Tecnology Innovation Center (Center for Plasma and Photon Processing)" $2,000,000. State. November, 1998 - 2003
    Cook, D.; Yamashita, M. "Corrosion and Preservation of the USS Monitor" $6,000. Old Dominion University. July, 2003 - August, 2003
    Cook, D. "Microcomputer-Controlled Automated Nuclear Counting for Advanced Physics Laboratory" $35,859. Federal. July, 1997 - June, 2001
    Cook, D. "Microcomputer-Controlled Automated Nuclear Counting for Advanced Physics Laboratory" $37,000. Old Dominion University. July, 1997 - June, 2001
    Cook, D. "Electrochemical Techniques in Corrosion Engineering" $4,000. Old Dominion University. June, 1999 - June, 2000
    Cook, D.; Van Orden, A. C. "Planning Visit for Corrosion Research in Mexico" $10,000. Federal. 1996 - 1998
    Cook, D. "X-Ray Diffraction and Characterization of High Purity Fe-Zn Alloys" $2,000. Private. March, 1996 - December, 1996
    Cook, D. "Identification of the Zinc-Iron Phases in Galvanneal Steel Coatings by Mössbauer Spectroscopy and X-Ray Diffraction" $39,456. State. July, 1995 - August, 1996
    Cook, D. "Identification of the Zinc-Iron Phases in Galvanneal Steel Coatings by Mössbauer Spectroscopy and X-Ray Diffraction" $37,000. Private. January, 1994 - December, 1994
    Cook, D. "Identification of the Zinc-Iron Phases in Galvanneal Steel Coatings by Mössbauer Spectroscopy and X-Ray Diffraction" $36,000. Private. January, 1993 - December, 1993
    Cook, D. "Radiation Detector for On-line Monitoring of the Zinc-Iron Phases in Galvanneal Steel Coatings" $36,000. State. January, 1993 - December, 1993
    Cook, D. "Identification of the Zinc-Iron Phases in Galvanneal Steel Coatings by Mössbauer Spectroscopy and X-Ray Diffraction" $22,500. Private. January, 1992 - December, 1992
    Cook, D. "Radiation Detector for On-line Monitoring of the Zinc-Iron Phases in Galvanneal Steel Coatings" $22,500. State. January, 1992 - December, 1992
    Cook, D. "Mössbauer Analysis of the Zinc-Iron Phases of Galvanneal Steel" $7,300. Private. January, 1988 - December, 1990
    Cook, D. "Mössbauer and X-Ray Analysis of Plasma Sprayed Ferrite Coatings" $500. Federal. January, 1988 - June, 1990
    Cook, D.; Kernell, R. L. "Undergraduate Research Experiences in Pure and Applied Physics" $31,958. Federal. March, 1989 - February, 1990
    Cook, D.; Kernell, R. L. "Undergraduate Research Experiences in Pure and Applied Physics" $32,204. Federal. March, 1988 - February, 1989
    Cook, D. "Mössbauer Study of the Relative Wear Resistance of Carbon Steel" $6,558. Federal. July, 1985 - May, 1987
    Cook, D.; Hoy, G. R. "Mössbauer Spectroscopy of Human Mutant Hemoglobins" $18,895. Federal. January, 1985 - May, 1987
    Cook, D. "Studies of Iron-Implanted Polymers and Graphite Using Conversion Electron Mössbauer Spectroscopy" $6,000. Federal. May, 1984 - May, 1986
    Cook, D.; Hoy, G. R. "CEMS Studies of Fe Compensated INP" $10,080. Federal. October, 1984 - June, 1985
    Cook, D.; Hoy, G. R. "Feasibility Studies of Conversion Electron Mössbauer Spectroscopy (CEMS) of Iron-doped INP" $22,000. Federal. May, 1983 - May, 1984
    Cook, D.; Hoy, G. R. "Oxygen Bonding to the Active Site in Hemoglobin" $18,000. Federal. February, 1983 - February, 1984
    Cook, D. "Study of the Line Narrowing of the 105.3 KEV Mössbauer Transition in 155GD" $13,500. Local. December, 1982 - December, 1983
    Cook, D. "Study of the Line Narrowing of the 105.3 KEV Mössbauer Transition in 155GD" $4,200. Old Dominion University. June, 1982 - August, 1982