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Stephen Dexter

Professor Emeritus


  • B.S., Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, University of Delaware, 1965.
  • Ph.D., Applied Science, Metallurgy, University of Delaware, 1971.
  • M.S., Applied Science Metallurgy, University of Delaware, 1968.
  • Post Doc, Department of Ocean Engineering, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1973.


  • MAST 200: "The Oceans."  A large undergraduate course intended primarily for non-science majors, this course integrates physical, chemical, geological, and biological principles into an overview that addresses why and how the oceans work.
  • MSEG 406/606: "Corrosion and Protection."  Based in the College of Engineering, Department of Materials Science and Engineering,  this course may be taken at either the advanced undergraduate or graduate levels.

Research Interests

  • Marine corrosion and biocorrosion.  Influence of microorganisms and microbial biofilms on the electrochemistry of corrosion reactions and cathodic protection; Electron transfer processes in metal/biofilm systems.


Rusty Poem


CEOE School & Departments

School of Marine Science & Policy

Advancing the understanding, stewardship, and conservation of estuarine, coastal, and ocean environments.

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Department of Geological Sciences

Discovering how geological processes have operated over various time scales to create and influence the planet’s surface environments.

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Department of Geography

Investigating the interactions between people and the environment and the processes that explain the location of human and natural phenomena.

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College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment • 111 Robinson Hall • Newark, DE 19716 • USA • Phone: 302-831-2841
Geography: 302-831-2294 • Geology: 302-831-2569 • Marine Science and Policy: 302-645-4212 • E-mail: ceoe-info@udel.edu

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