Key Deadlines:

Call for Abstracts Closes: Friday, December 2, 2016

Extended Abstract Due: Monday, January 23, 2017

Presentation Due: Friday, February 24, 2017

The Research Committee currently organizes and sponsors activities that strengthen the link between research and practical aspects of corrosion mitigation. These activities focus on the following areas: Research in Progress (RIP) Symposia, Research Topical Symposium (RTS), and the Student Poster Session. These areas have been well recognized over the years, particularly by the research community. They mirror the vital early development of both people and the ideas so necessary for advancement of the field of corrosion.

RIP Chair: Nick Birbilis, Monash University
RIP Vice Chair: Mike Hurley Boise State University

RIP session topics

Coatings and Inhibitors

This Research in Progress session will focus on presentations related to the performance and evolution mechanisms of coatings/inhibitors through chemical or electrochemical (corrosion) aspects, and the interrelationship between composition, processing/technique, microstructural/nanostructural features, and the test environment and coating/inhibitor performance.‎ Approaches to design of improved coating materials and inhibitors and processes based on scientific and experimental data applied to harsh or aggressive environments. Latest development of test methods considering the interplay between mechanical, chemical, and electrochemical interactions and the ability to predict performance in aggressive environments. Emphasis on valid, accelerated performance tests and relation between test technique and field performance data. High performance coatings characterization in oxidizing and corrosive environments while exposed in corrosive applications. Current modeling aspects to predict properties, performance, durability and reliability of coatings and/or inhibitors in aggressive environments.
Chair: Homero Castaneda-Lopez
Vice Chair: Kristen Williams

Emergent Materials

This Research in Progress session seeks papers that provide fundamental insight into the processing-structure-corrosion performance relationships of emergent materials are sought.  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 encouraged.
Chair: Rajeev Gupta
Vice Chair: Eric Schindelholz

Environmental Assisted Cracking - Research in Progress

This Research in Progress session seeks papers 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 encouraged.  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 welcomed. Focus should be on the most current results and research in progress.
Chair: Jenifer Locke
Vice Chair: Brendy Rincon Troconis

Passivity and Localized Corrosion - Atmospheric and Aqueous

This Research in Progress session is seeking papers concerning 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. This two-day session will include papers that emphasize atmospheric corrosion as well as those that emphasize aqueous corrosion.
Chair: David Enos
Vice Chair: David Kolman

Corrosion and Reliability of Infrastructure, A Symposium Honoring the 50 Year Career of Dr. Joe H. Payer

Corrosion of our infrastructure occurs on a daily basis and its costs have been well documented in the joint NACE International / US Federal Highway Administration "Cost of Corrosion" study. This symposium will discuss the fundamental science and engineering at the core of infrastructure reliability including: SCC of ductile materials, crevice corrosion, corrosion modeling and damage evolution, lifetime prediction, and the extension of these principles to risk management in oil and gas, bridges, pipelines, nuclear waste disposal, aging aircraft and ships and marine infrastructure. Inquiries may be sent to: Scott Lillard, University of Akron,, 330-972-7463; Kevin Garrity, Mears Corp.,
Chair: Scott Lillard
Vice Chair: Kevin Garrity