Research in Progress Symposia

Witness new research or see improvements to current technology by attending a Research in Progress session at CORROSION 2020. Research in Progress symposia provide a forum for the presentation of information and ideas derived from current or recently completed research with opportunities for discussion and sharing of ideas. Browse the topics below and check back for updates

Key Deadlines:

Call for RIP Abstracts Opens: Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Call for RIP Abstracts Closes: Monday, November 25, 2019
Optional Extended Abstract Due: Monday, February 3, 2020
Draft PowerPoint Presentation Upload Due: Monday, February 10, 2020

RIP session topics

Marine Corrosion

This RIP symposium is seeking abstracts that cover all aspects of corrosion occurring in the Marine Environment. Fundamental aspects of material performance and degradation in contact with seawater or seawater aerosols are of interest. These topics can include, but are not limited to corrosion mechanisms prevalent in seawater such as localized corrosion or galvanic interactions, mechanical degradation, and mitigation strategies such as coatings or surface treatments. Contributions may include experimental and modeling studies and should focus on recent results or research currently in progress.

Chair: Derek Horton
Vice Chair: TBD

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Advanced Electrochemical Methods

This RIP symposium is seeking abstracts that cover recent advances made in understanding corrosion using state-of-the-art electroanalytical techniques and also other “real time” or in-situ characterization techniques. The topics of interest include corrosion studies using electroanalytical methods such as Scanning electrochemical microscopy (SECM), Scanning vibrating electrode technique (SVET), Scanning Kelvin Probe Force Microscopy (SKPFM), Scanning droplet cell microscopy (SDCM) and Local electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (LEIS). This session will also cover “real time” spectroscopic methods used in corrosion monitoring such as online inductively coupled plasma-atomic emission spectroscopy (ICP-OES) and in-situ corrosion investigations using either optical, X-ray or electron based methods.

Chair: Sebastian Thomas
Vice Chair: TBD

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Pits, Cracks and Crevices

This RIP symposium is seeking abstracts that cover fundamental studies of localized corrosion and cracking regardless of environment or material type.  Topical phenomena of interest include, but are not limited to: pitting, stress corrosion cracking, corrosion fatigue, inter-granular attack and crevice corrosion. Fundamental aspects of the on-going research including occluded chemistries, electrochemical techniques, metallurgical influences, and mechanistic initiation/propagation studies are of particular interest. Prevention strategies of localized corrosion and cracking will also be considered if they do not fall within another session domain. Laboratory experimentation, computational modeling and environment-specific case-studies are welcome. Submissions should include the most recent results, accomplishments and/or theories.

Chair: Jason Lee
Vice Chair: Jenifer Locke

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Role of Sustainability

This RIP symposium is seeking abstracts that cover long-term projections (20+ years) of climate change, biodiversity loss, environmental degradation and resource depletions are triggering shifts across the energy, manufacturing and agricultural industries. Whereas corrosion management can seem disconnected from sustainability initiatives, in fact, effective materials management is a critical method for reducing waste, preventing damage, and decreasing the cost of operations. Research that provides quantitative analysis of sustainability related metrics for materials management activities related to corrosion, innovative new methods for corrosion mitigation such as green inhibitors and coatings, or investigates corrosion related issues that may arise in the low carbon energy future (renewable and/or nuclear industries) are of specific interest.

Chair: Chris Taylor
Vice Chair: TBD

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Concrete and Architecture

This RIP symposium is seeking abstracts that cover the overall aspects of corrosion of steel in concrete as regard to building, construction, architecture and infrastructure including reinforced concrete structures, off-shore an on-shore infrastructure, bridges and concrete pipelines. Different aspects of corrosion of steel in concrete will be covered including pitting corrosion, uniform corrosion, chloride corrosion threshold, carbonation influenced corrosion, new cementitious materials, new geopolymer concrete, fly ash concrete corrosion, stress corrosion cracking, fatigue corrosion, weld joints corrosion, corrosion inhibitors, electrochemical chloride removal, electrochemical realkalinization, new corrosion monitoring techniques, modeling and simulation.

Communications including experimental, modeling and simulation are highly recommended and emphasized. Including electrochemical and surface characterization techniques. New transformational concepts that revolution the next century buildings and infrastructure will be very welcome. Submissions should focus on recent results or currently ongoing research.

Chair: David Bastidas

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Biomedical Materials

This RIP symposium is seeking abstracts that cover advancements in the biomedical field with respect to corrosion, degradation, and biocompatibility. Topics of interest include, but not limited to: emerging materials (e.g., biodegradable alloys), fretting corrosion (e.g., orthopedic joints), device interaction with the biological environment, implant retrieval analysis, novel corrosion evaluation methods, electrochemical techniques in biosensors and active implants, and surface treatments to inhibit infection and modulate degradation. Presentations will focus on recent advances in corrosion of implants and will span a wide range of product application areas such as cardiovascular, orthopedic, neurological and dental devices.

Chair: Srinidhi Nagaraja
Vice Chair: TBD

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Emergent Materials

The Research Topical Symposium is seeking abstracts that provide fundamental insight into the processing-structure-corrosion performance relationships of emergent alloys and materials fabricated by advanced manufacturing. Topics of interest include but are not limited to nanocrystalline, amorphous and compositionally complex alloys along with additively manufactured metals and composites. Contributions highlighting materials-by-design concepts and approaches for corrosion resistance are encouraged.

Chair: Eric Schindelholz
Vice Chair: TBD

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What You Need to Know

How do I submit a short abstract for consideration in a RIP symposium?

NACE uses an online system, Paper Trail, through which authors may submit their abstracts.Prospective authors who wish to present a paper should submit a paper title, complete author contact information, a short abstract (300 to 400 words), and key words. You must submit complete contact information for each co-author. The system will not allow you to save and submit incomplete address information. Short abstracts are published at the conference for reference. Additional guidance on how to utilize the Paper Trail system can be found here.

What is an extended abstract? Is an extended abstract required to participate in a RIP symposium?

An extended abstract is a 2-3-page summary of the research you present in the RIP session at CORROSION.This does not need to be a full paper but may include tables, figures, and captions with a list of references, if desired. It is not required to submit an extended abstracts but it is strongly encouraged to contribute to the body of knowledge for the research community. The extended abstracts are compiled into a booklet and published online prior to CORROSION.

What is commercial bias? Can I include trade names in my presentation or extended abstract?

The name given by a manufacturer or merchant to a product, process, or service to distinguish it as made or sold by the concern which may or may not be used or protected as a trademark. Trade name also refers to any name under which the concern does business (e.g., company name, association, organization, etc.).” This definition includes company names in addition to product, process or software names, URL (Web) addresses,and does not exclude names that are not necessarily copyrighted or have a trademark. Commercialism in the presentation (e.g., references to trade names, company names, product names, etc.) must be avoided. No more than one reference may be made to any product or company in the presentation or extended abstract.

If I present in a RIP symposia, do I need to complete a copyright form? Will I be prevented from presenting this work in other publications or at future conferences?

Presentations given in a RIP symposium are not required to complete a copyright agreement. Authors can still submit this work for consideration in other venues (i.e., conferences and journals) without needing authorization from NACE International. Note, tables, figures, and captions should still cite sources, when applicable.

How shall I present my work in a RIP symposium at CORROSION?

PowerPoint is the preferred program for presentation slides. If an author would like to use an alternative delivery method, please contact NACE staff. All presentations must be submitted through the Paper Trail system prior to arriving on-site at CORROSION. The default presentation time is 20 minutes. Five minutes at the end of the presentation should be reserved for questions and discussion. NACE Headquarters will set the starting times and inform authors of the time schedule. The author must present at the time that is printed in the final program.A “speaker timer” is used on the podium to maintain the schedule.

Is my RIP presentation subject to the same rules and guidelines as technical symposia at CORROSION?

No, RIP presentations do not follow the same deadlines or rules as technical symposia presentations at CORROSION. While there is valuable guidance found in the technical program manual that is published by the Annual Conference Planning Committee (ACPC) that RIP presenters may find useful, the deadlines that apply to RIP presentations are listed at the beginning of this document.

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