Reader in Microbiology
School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences
University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth P01 2DT, UK
Dr. Iwona Beech is an internationally recognized expert in the field of biofilm-influenced corrosion and biofouling. She has over 24 years of research experience in studying fundamental and applied aspects of biocorrosion of metallic and biodeteriotration of non-metallic materials in both freshwater and marine environments and an extensive history of collaborations with Academia and Industry worldwide, including oil, gas and shipping industries and the navy.
Beech, I.B., & Campbell, A.A. Corrosion of steel in the presence of marine biofilms harbouring sulphur oxidising and sulphate-reducing bacteria. Electrochemica Acta (2008), 5, 14-21. (Am-Humam, NACE 2010)
Sunner J.; Beech, I. B., & Hiraoka, K. On the distribution of ion/neutral molecule clusters in electrospray and laser spray – a cluster division model for the electrospray process, Journal of American Society of Mass Spectrometry (2006), 17, 151-162.
Shiea, J.; Huang, M-Z.; Hsu, H-J.; Lee, C-Y.; Yuan, C-H.; Beech, I., & Sunner, J. Electrospray-assisted laser desorption/ionization mass spectrometry for direct ambient analysis of solids. Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry (2005), 19(24), 3701-3704.Beech, I. B.; Sunner, J.A., & Hiraoka, K. Microbe-surface interactions in biofouling and biocorrosion processes. International Microbiology (2005), 8, 157-168.
Beech, I. B., & Sunner, J.A. Biocorrosion: towards understanding interactions between biofilms and metals. Current Opinions in Biotechnology (2004), 15(3), 181-186.
Menezes-Bento, F.; Beech, I. B.; Gaylarde, C. C.; Englert, G. E., & Lourdes-Muller, I. Degradation and corrosive activities of fungi in a diesel-mild steel aqueous system. World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology (2005), 21(2), 135-142.