Research in Progress Symposia

Call for Abstracts Deadline Extended:
Now Closes December 6, 2021

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 2022. 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.

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Call for Abstracts Deadline: December 6, 2021
PowerPoint Presentation Upload Date: February 7, 2022

Advanced Analytical Techniques

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: Rajeev Gupta
Vice Chair: Joey Kish

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Environmentally Assisted Cracking

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

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Localized Corrosion

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: Saba Navabzadeh Esmaeely

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Multi-Functional Coatings

This RIP symposium is seeking abstracts on sustainable corrosion protection provided by multi-functional corrosion-resistant coatings. A multifunction/multiscale design of such coatings requires working out elaborate processing (manufacturing), internal structures and chemical compositions. Surface coatings enhance the material performance and lifetime by providing protection from harsh environments such as high temperature, oxidizing and corrosive species, and/or erosive environments. This session includes presentations on the processing, materials characterization, and performance of coatings produced by a wide variety of functionalities (barrier, sacrificial, inhibition, self-healing, hybrid, etc.) that encompass different manufacturing routes (including traditional and additive manufacturing).

Topics of focus include new innovations in process technology, characterization, non-destructive evaluation, modeling, and emerging applications.

  • Corrosion, wear and galling resistant performance of coatings and surface treatment produced by different processes, including but not limit to additive manufacturing processes.
  • Understanding of degradation mechanisms of coatings through mechanical load, wear and corrosion; the relationship between coating composition, corrosion control mechanisms, microstructural and nanostructure features, and test environments, and their effects on performance and life.
  • The latest development of test methods considering the interplay between mechanical, chemical, and electrochemical interactions and the ability to predict performance. Emphasis on valid, accelerated performance tests and the relation between test technique and field performance data is specifically appreciated.
  • Theoretic modeling to predict coating properties, performance, durability and reliability in service environments.

Chair: Homero Castaneda
Vice Chair: Nikole Kucza

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Corrosion of Reinforced Concrete Structures (in Memoriam of Prof. Jose Antonio Gonzalez)

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: Nick Birbilis

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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: Shiril Sivan
Vice Chair: Danieli Rodrigues

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