The Research Committee of NACE is responsible for:
- • All research activities organized or sponsored by the Association
- • Research in Progress Symposium
- • Research Topical Symposium
- • Encouraging student participation in the Association by providing students with a forum for presenting their research
- • Maintaining liaison with national and international research activities
Research in Progress (RIP) Symposia
Research in Progress (RIP) Symposia provide a forum for the presentation of information and ideas derived from current or recently completed research and provide opportunities for discussions of these presentations.
The RIP Symposium at CORROSION 2013
Chair: Christopher Taylor
Vice Chair: Jozef Soltis
Research in Progress (RIP) Symposium Sessions:
RIP Session: Corrosion and Biocompatibility of Biomedical Alloys and Implant Devices
This session will examine all aspects of corrosion pertaining to implant alloys as well as device interaction with the surrounding biological environment. Topics of interest include but are not limited to: research that seeks to develop an understanding of the mechanisms of corrosion or degradation of material 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 alloy systems, devices, and constructs; implantation procedures and lifetime predictions, and material/device monitoring. Presentations will focus on the latest results and accomplishments.
Chair: Vilupanur A. Ravi
Vice Chair: Mark Ehrensberger
RIP Session: Chemical, Structural, and Mechanical Effects on Surfaces
Surface modification is often employed to tailor the electrochemical properties of a metal surface to a particular application. This can include things ranging from improving corrosion performance through the use of a chemical conversion process to methods used to improve the catalytic nature of a surface for specific electrochemical reactions. Contributions are sought exploring method development or impact/performance assessment of chemical or physical surface modification techniques.
Chair: David Enos
Vice Chair: Doug Wall
RIP Session: Advanced Characterization and Novel Techniques
This session will be on (i) new techniques, (ii) recent progress in existing techniques, (iii) combining different techniques, and (iv) advances in data processing that allow a better understanding and control of corrosion.The following topics will be included:
- • Electrochemical methods, including scanning probe techniques
- • High spatial resolution non-electrochemical characterization techniques including advances in electron microscopy and surface spectroscopy
- • In situ techniques including synchrotron and neutron methods for imaging, spectroscopy, and diffraction
- • Visualization, including microtomography, radiography, image correlation, and time-lapse microscopy
Applications both to understanding the fundamental mechanisms of corrosion and to solving practical industrial problems will be welcome.
Chair: Philippe Marcus
Vice Chair: Alison Davenport
RIP Session: Pits, Cracks, and Crevices
This session will deal with all aspects of localized damage of passivating metals, including (but not limited to) stainless steel, Al alloys, Ni alloys, Ti alloys, etc. The localized corrosion phenomena of interest include pitting, crevice, intergranular, and exfoliation corrosion. Additionally, papers related to cracking phenomena (including stress corrosion) and corrosion fatigue cracking are also welcome. Fundamental aspects of localized corrosion including initiation mechanisms, transition to stability, damage accumulation, and modeling are of particular interest. Contributions should focus on the latest results and research currently in progress.
Chair: Nick Birbilis
Vice Chair: Kevin Ralston
Research Topical Symposium (RTS)
Research Topical Symposia (RTS) provide a forum for presentation and discussion of corrosion topics that are of significant business impact, but cannot be resolved because of gaps in scientific understanding. The specific objective is to span the communications gap between the research and corrosion engineering communities.
The RTS for CORROSION 2013 is:
Functionalized Coatings for Durable Materials and Interfaces
The objective of this symposium is to establish a forum for the dissemination and discussion of recent advances in the design and development of high durability materials based on the concept of functionalized coatings. Example areas in the invited presentations will include increases in corrosion resistance, improvements in coating adhesion, and reduction of environmentally induced polymeric material degradation. Topics will include functional coatings for both traditional metal substrate corrosion prevention and protection of composite materials.
Chair: Victoria Gelling
Vice Chair: Andrew Vreugdenhil
Student Poster Session
The Student Poster Session at each CORROSION conference encourages students to become active in NACE and present the results of their work to the membership.
Students posters will be presented on one of three categories:
- • The Marcel Pourbaix category for the field of corrosion science
- • The Mars Fontana category for the field of corrosion engineering
- • The Harvey Herro category for the field of applied corrosion technology
First-, second-, and third-place prizes are awarded to winners in each category.
Collegiate Student Certificate Program
The NACE Collegiate Student Certificate Program (CSCP) recognizes the accomplishments of students who successfully complete a course in corrosion offered as part of the regular curriculum at a college or university.
Goals of program:
- • Increase the number of engineering graduates with basic knowledge of corrosion and
- • Encourage students to consider the field of corrosion in their post-collegiate careers.
Eligible students receive a certificate and complimentary one-year NACE student membership, which includes online access to NACE journals.
Instructors/professors may apply to have their courses approved. Corrosion must be a major component of the course subject matter, comprising more than 50% of the class time. Students who complete an approved course with a minimum course grade of 3.0 on a scale of 4.0 or the equivalent are eligible for the certificate and one-year membership.
Course Approval Application-Instructors/professors who teach corrosion classes use this form to apply for course eligibility in the NACE Collegiate Student Certificate Program.
Report of the International Roundtable
Prepared by R. Winston Revie
Convened at CORROSION 2009; Published February 2011
NACE Research Seed Grant Program
Congratulations to the recipient of the NACE Research Seed Grant for 2012-2013, Dr. Alan Druschitz of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, for his proposal, “Development of New, Low-Voltage, Aluminum, and Sacrificial Anode Chemistries.”
The NACE Research Committee sponsors a new Research Seed Grant every two years for new corrosion research.
Types of corrosion research sought:
- • New areas of corrosion research
- • Significant expansion of current research within the corrosion field
- • Applied research, which will likely have practical value to business and industry
Recipients of seed grants are recommended by the Research Seed Grant Task Group and chosen by the Research Committee.