Research in Progress (RIP) Symposia

Witness new research or see improvements to current technology by attending a Research in Progress session at CORROSION 2021. 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 Abstracts Closes:
Wednesday, January 20, 2021

PowerPoint Presentation Upload Due:
Monday, March 15, 2021

Research in Progress (RIP) Symposia

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: Saba Navabzadeh Esmaeely

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: Rebecca Schaller

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

Sustainable Corrosion Control

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: Alp Manavbasi

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
Vice Chair: Christopher Alexander

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: Shiril Sivan