Corrosion and Degradation

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Corrosion and degradation of engineering materials continues to adversely affect the safety, reliability and cost of engineering products and systems of value to society. This symposium aims to bring together scientists, engineers and technologists from academia, government and industry to present and discuss recent advances in theory, computational modeling and experiments related to corrosion and degradation of engineering materials and its control. Topical aspects of particular interest include, but are not limited to, solution corrosivity, metallurgical influences, chemical-mechanical interactions mechanistic initiation/propagation studies, corrosion control (cathodic/anodic protection, metallic/non-metallic coatings and inorganic/organic inhibitors) and corrosion sensing/characterization techniques. Material performance applications of particular interest include, but are not limited to transportation, energy generation, oil/gas pipelines, manufacturing and biomass/chemical processing.

Keynote Speaker
Dr Salim Brahimi, Director of Engineering & Technology, Industrial Fasteners Institute (IFI)

Specific topics (topics of focused sessions)

  • Localized Corrosion
  • Environmentally assisted cracking
  • Hydrogen embrittlement
  • Sustainable corrosion control technology
  • Corrosion Modelling

Learning objectives

  • Improved awareness of recent advances in theory, computational modeling and experiments related to corrosion and degradation of engineering materials and its control
  • Enriched understanding of material performance challenges and emerging corrosion control technologies
  • Increased familiarity with corrosion science and engineering capabilities and expertise available in academia, government and industry

Symposium Organizers:
Chair: Joseph Kish, McMaster University

Jun Song, McGill University
Frank Cheng, University of Calgary
Sriraman Rajagopalan, IBECA & McGill University
Nafis Ebrahimi, NRC
Yimin Zeng, NRCAN