Research in Progress Symposia

AMPP’s Annual Conference + Expo 2024 Call for Abstracts for Research in Progress Symposia

Witness new research or see improvements to current technology by attending a Research in Progress session at the AMPP Annual Conference + Expo 2024. Research in Progress symposia provides 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 for 2024

Call for Abstracts Deadline: November 23, 2023
PowerPoint Presentation Upload Date: February 5, 2024

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 electro-analytical 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: Rajeev Gupta
Vice Chair: Ryan Katona & Sebastian Thomas

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Atmospheric Corrosion

This RFP symposium is seeking abstracts that cover fundamental studies of materials exposed in atmospheric conditions. Abstracts should address the performance, protection, simulation, or prediction aspect of materials in atmospheric environments. Topical phenomena of interest include but are not limited to, galvanic corrosion, localized, and general corrosion. Fundamental aspects of the ongoing research including laboratory experimentation, computational modeling, electrochemical techniques, and mechanistic initiation are welcome. Submissions should include the most recent results, accomplishments, and/or theories.

Chair: Raghu Srinivasan
Vice Chair: David Enos

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Digital Twins and Modeling

This RIP symposium is seeking abstracts papers that present new research focused on the simulation of corrosion of assets and materials with high fidelity at various length and time scales in support of creating “digital twins” of assets that may undergo degradation in service environments. Both fundamental/science-based models for corrosion and data-driven methods are invited. Papers that present research into the use of real-time monitoring and/or sensing to feed into digital representations and lifetime predictions are also welcome. 

Chair: Chris Taylor
Vice Chair: Sujit Mondal

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Environmentally Assisted Cracking and Hydrogen Embrittlement

This RIP symposium is seeking abstracts that cover presentations that address various aspects of environmentally assisted cracking and hydrogen embrittlement. The focus is primarily, but not limited to, cracking of stainless steels, magnesium, aluminum, nickel, additive manufactured, high entropy alloys and conventional or newly developing corrosion resistant alloys (CRAs). Studies related to the resistance of materials to the initiation and growth of cracks during stress corrosion cracking, corrosion fatigue, and hydrogen embrittlement 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 welcomed. Emphasis should be placed on presenting the latest research findings and ongoing investigations.

Chair: Brendy Rincon Troconis
Vice Chair: Thodla Ramgopal

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Industrial Applications of Coatings and Inhibitors

This RIP symposium is seeking abstracts that cover coatings and inhibitors utilized in industrial applications (aviation, nuclear, oil and gas, automotive, healthcare, etc.) for corrosion reduction.  Mechanisms should be proposed and presented alongside potential impact to the field.

Chair: Nikki Kucza
Vice Chair: Homero Castaneda-Lopez

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Reliability, Integrity and Sustainability in Construction and Infrastructure (Concrete/Pipelines)

This RIP symposium is seeking abstracts that cover the gathering of current research and future trends on reliability, integrity and sustainability in construction and infrastructure sectors. As we progress in growing a circular economy, novel strategies are required to address the sustainability challenge on resilient infrastructure solutions towards achieving net-zero emissions and reducing carbon footprint.

Topics related to corrosion mitigation and prevention in the broaden area of asset structural integrity and reliability are highly encourage, including those addressing construction sector, off-shore an on-shore facilities and pipeline infrastructure, industrial plants, building and architecture, and engineering structures among others. 

Our intention is to cover different angles of materials protection and performance for sustainable development. Ideally, we want to provide a sharing platform for the research work involving electrochemical and surface characterization techniques, interface mechanisms related to localized and uniform corrosion, environmentally assisted cracking, preferential weld corrosion, cathodic protection and interference, corrosion inhibitors and chemical treatments, additive manufacturing, new corrosion monitoring techniques, modeling and simulation.

Furthermore, communications of high interest include experimental and computational analyses (data analytics, machine learning, artificial intelligence, etc.) applied to materials and/or assets performance and lifetime prediction, addressing sustainable development.

Chair: David Bastidas
Vice Chair: Jozef Soltis

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