Corrosion science is often viewed as a â€œheavyâ€ subject, usually highly chemical in nature and demanding understanding of thermodynamics and electricity. As a consequence many shun the theoretical aspects and find solace in the practical issues, such as the methods used to recognize it, measure it, and protect against it. This practical branch of corrosion study is described as corrosion engineering. However an ignorance of the fundamental theories of corrosion can lead to a limited understanding of the atomistic level mechanisms in operation and hence an inability to deal with cases of corrosion that do not conform to â€œtypicalâ€ situations. The lectures therefore aim to introduce and explain these fundamentals in a way which should remain accessible to the majority of participants.
Date: 29-30th January