Dr. Susmitha Purnima Kotu is an engineer in the corrosion management group with expertise in microbiologically influenced corrosion (MIC) at DNV in Columbus OH, USA. Dr. Kotu received her Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering along with Safety Engineering certification from Texas A&M University. Before joining DNV, Dr. Kotu worked as an intern in the corrosion labs at ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company and Baker Hughes, a GE company. In her current role, she supports internal corrosion projects with a focus on MIC and microbiology services including MIC threat assessments and biocide screening and optimization. She has published several peer-reviewed journal articles and was awarded a patent in the field of MIC. She has also instructed a course on “Introduction to MIC” at Appalachian Underground Short Course in May 2019 and was an invited speaker for Corrosion and Materials Reliability Symposium organized by NACE Texas A&M University student section in Oct 2019. She serves as a reviewer for scientific articles published in several international journals and NACE CORROSION symposia.
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