Academic Credentials
  • Ph.D., Electrochemistry, Victoria University of Wellington, NZ, 1977
  • M.S., Chemistry, Victoria University of Wellington, NZ, 1974
  • B.S., Chemistry, Victoria University of Wellington, NZ, 1972
Professional Honors
  • Brian D. England Scholarship
  • Rocklabs-Prochem Award in Chemistry Invention Competition
Professional Affiliations
  • Electrochemical Society (member)
  • NACE International (member)
  • ASM International (member)

Dr. Pound specializes in electrochemistry and corrosion science, with emphasis on corrosion evaluation, testing, protection, and failure analysis. His expertise includes general and localized corrosion, galvanic corrosion, microbiologically influenced corrosion, atmospheric corrosion, hydrogen absorption, and different types of corrosion protection (coatings, corrosion inhibitors, electroplating, and electroless deposition).

Dr. Pound has investigated corrosion issues associated with concrete, gas and water pipelines, marine and geothermal systems, and electronics/electrical components including electrolytic capacitors and plated contacts. He has extensive experience in using electrochemical techniques such as cyclic potentiodynamic polarization and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy to evaluate the corrosion performance of biomedical implants and other devices. Dr. Pound has also worked in other areas of electrochemistry involving fuel cell, battery, and electrolysis technologies. 

Prior to joining Exponent, Dr. Pound was Director of the Electrochemistry Department of SRI International, where he managed research projects supported by the Office of Naval Research, Gas Research Institute, Electric Power Research Institute, and commercial clients. He has also held several other research positions including Senior Research Associate at the Fontana Corrosion Center of Ohio State University and Research Fellow in the Electrochemistry Department of the University of Auckland, New Zealand.