College of Engineering (COE)

Date of Last Revision

2020-05-07 13:09:43


Corrosion Engineering - Cooperative Education

Honors Course


Number of Credits


Degree Name

Bachelor of Science

Date of Expected Graduation

Spring 2020


This project is an exploration of reflective "cooling" pigments used in coatings for the exterior of a structure in order to control the temperature inside. The pigments reflect sunlight to reduce the heating effect inside a structure. While the project will include the synthesis and testing of these pigments, the focus will be on the design and construction of an apparatus to test the effectiveness of these pigments. An apparatus will be constructed with a heat source and two structures of identical dimensions. The set-up will allow for the temperature of the inside of the structures to be recorded at various times during the experiments. The results of this project will be shared in a detailed report and at the Research Showcase in April 2020 as well as at the NACE Corrosion 2020 conference in March 2020.

Research Sponsor

Dr. Qixin Zhou

First Reader

Dr. Hongbo Cong

Second Reader

Cheng Zhang

Honors Faculty Advisor

Dr. Hongbo Cong

Carpenter_Signature Page.pdf (91 kB)
Approval signatures for final report



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