Corrosion and Environmental Degradation of Materials

Environmentally assisted corrosion and degradation post a severe limitation on the durability and reliability of structural and functional materials, which include not only metallic materials but also ceramics, polymers, and composites. There are many reasons for the deterioration of engineering materials, like physical, chemical, mechanical, weather, etc. This symposium aims to bring together scientists, engineers and technologists from academia 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, and corrosion sensing/characterization techniques. Material performance applications of particular interest include, but are not limited to energy and power generation, fuel transportation, manufacturing and biomass/chemical processing.

Specific topics:
a. Galvanic corrosion
b. Environmentally induced cracking
c. High-Temperature Oxidation
d. Surface treatments for corrosion prevention
e. Sustainable corrosion control technology

Intended Audience

The audience of this symposium will be academic and industrial researchers working on the topic of corrosion and degradation of materials. The relevant industry sectors are aerospace, fasteners, navy, oil, biomass and nuclear.

Symposium Organizers

Chair: Jing Liu

Chair: Jing Liu

Chair: Prof. Jing Liu, University of Alberta
Prof. Joseph Kish, McMaster University
Prof. Jun Song, McGill University
Prof. Ahmed Qureshi, University of Alberta
Dr. Mina Xu, RE, University of British Columbia