Research in Progress Symposia

Witness new research or see improvements to current technology by attending a Research in Progress session at CORROSION 2019. 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: July, 2, 2018
Call for RIP Abstracts Closes: December 3, 2018
Optional Extended Abstract Due: February 4, 2018
Draft PowerPoint Presentation Upload Due: February 18, 2018

RIP session topics

Biomedical Materials

This symposium will include presentations that will examine all aspects of corrosion and degradation pertaining to implant alloys as well as device interaction with the surrounding biological environment.  Topics of interest include mechanisms of corrosion or degradation of materials as a result of interaction of implants with the host tissue; surface treatment of materials to inhibit corrosion or enhance biocompatibility; in vitro, in vivo and ex vivo testing methods, development of new alloys, devices and constructs; implantation procedures and lifetime predictions and material/device monitoring, etc.  Presentations will focus on the latest results and accomplishments.

Chair: Travis Voorhees
Vice Chair: Srinidhi Nagaraja

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Coatings and Inhibitors

This symposium will include presentations related to the development of new coatings or inhibitors, fundamental understanding of their protection and failure mechanisms, and innovative testing methods for performance evaluations. Topics of interest include sustainable coatings, smart coatings, functional coatings, powder coatings, high solid coatings, failure analysis of coatings, protection and degradation mechanisms of coating/inhibitors, accelerated testing methods, modeling and simulation, and performance prediction. The structure-property-performance relationships of coatings and inhibitors are encouraged. Presentations should focus on the latest results and accomplishments.

Chair: Qixin Zhou
Vice Chair: Dawei Zhang

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Emergent Materials

This symposium will include presentations that provide fundamental insight into the processing-structure-corrosion performance relationships of emergent materials. Emergent materials of interest include nanocrystalline, amorphous, and high-entropy alloys; nanolaminates; nanostructured coatings; additively manufactured metals; and composites. Contributions highlighting materials-by-design concepts and approaches for corrosion resistance are included.

Chair: Rajeev Gupta
Vice Chair: Sebastian Thomas

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Environmental Cracking

This symposium will include presentations that focus on all aspects of environment assisted cracking, with a specific focus on, but not limited to, cracking of stainless steels, magnesium, aluminum, and nickel alloys. Studies related to the resistance of materials to the initiation and growth of cracks during stress corrosion cracking and corrosion fatigue are included. IN addition, studies related to the development of novel techniques to monitor crack initiation and growth, including pit-to-crack transition, testing protocols/environments, and life prediction models are featured. Focus is on the most current results and research in progress.

Chair: Brendy Rincon
Vice Chair: Ramgopal Thodla

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Modeling and Simulation

This symposium will include presentations related to the development of state of the art modeling for different kinds of corrosion mechanisms. Contributions on the latest development of models considering the mechanistic interplay between mechanical, chemical, and electrochemical interactions and the ability to predict material performance or damage accumulation in aggressive environments are of particular interest. The publications should make emphasis on validation, by either experimental or field-testing, as well on detailing the mathematical approaches considered for the modeling from a mechanistic perspective. Publications considering Stochastical methods for modeling complex systems are encouraged.

Chair: Raymundo Case
Vice Chair: Marc Singer

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Passivity & Localized Corrosion

This symposium will include presentations related to recent research involving passivity and localized corrosion in all forms (including mechanisms of passivation, breakdown, pitting, crevice corrosion, intergranular attack and any applications thereof) are solicited.  Contributions highlighting alloys and treatments to improve passivity and resistance to localized corrosion as well as papers describing novel and innovative approaches for studying these areas are welcome.

Chair: Jason Lee
Vice Chair: Xihua He

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Steel & Concrete

This Research in Progress session is seeking abstracts that will deal with all aspect of corrosion of steel in concrete, including reinforced concrete structures, off-shore an on-shore infrastructure, bridges, concrete pipelines. Furthermore, different aspects of corrosion of steel in concrete will be covered, such pitting corrosion, uniform corrosion, new cementitious materials, geopolymer concrete, fly ash concrete corrosion, stress corrosion cracking, fatigue corrosion, weld joints corrosion, electrochemical chloride removal, electrochemical realkalinization.

Experimental results, modeling and simulation are emphasized. Including electrochemical and surface characterization techniques.

Chair: David Bastidas
Vice Chair: Burkan Isgor

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