The Corrosion Awareness Honour has been established to celebrate outstanding achievement in raising public awareness of corrosion. In association with the WCO (World Corrosion Organization), the Chinese Society of Corrosion and Prevention (CSCP) and the European Federation of Corrosion (EFC) have collaborated to create this international award.
Guenter Schmitt graduated from the Cologne University and Aachen University of Technology in Germany with a Diploma and Ph.D. in Chemistry, a Habilitation + venia legendi in "Chemical Engineering/Technical Chemistry" at the Aachen University of Technology. Assistant Professor in the Institute of Technical Chemistry and Petroleum Chemistry (1978). From 1883 to 1985 full Professor for Technical Chemistry at Ruhr-University of Bochum, Germany. 1986 to 2007 Professor for Corrosion Protection Engineering and Head of the Laboratory for Corrosion Protection at the Iserlohn University of Applied Sciences, Iserlohn, Germany. Additionally since 2005 CEO and main shareholder of the Institute for Maintenance and Corrosion Protection Technologies (IFINKOR) n.p.Ltd., Iserlohn, Germany.
The WCO opens its own digital platform where the Corrosion community can present their scientific contributions in the context of the topics of the UN Sustainability Goals. Building on the platform used for the digital Eurocorr conference, researchers and developers will be able to present their latest results in a digital presentation. Their presentation will be available at any time so that the content can be disseminated as widely as possible.
The Platform will be launched with a big event on July 1, 2023. If you submit your contribution by 31 May, we can guarantee that your contribution will be available at the launch on 1 July and will benefit from the attention of the launch event.
The list of all activities in context to the Corrosion Awareness Day 2023 is being permanently updated and can be found under the link below.
The Pakistan Chapter of AMPP in collaboration with Institute of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan has held an event in context to 'Corrosion Awareness Day 2023' - Chemistry behind Corrosion. Below the final report of the event on March 20.
Like previous years, the Pakistan Chapter of AMPP in collaboration with Institute of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan are planning to hold events in context to 'Corrosion Awareness Day 2023' activities comprising of Chemistry behind Corrosion, Corrosion Photographic Competition, Corrosion Physical Model Competition and Technical Session.
Tuesday, April 25, 2023, 14:00 to 15:15 CEST (CEST/UTC+2)
The presentation will focus on a historical perspective, from the choice of Alloy 600 in pressurised water reactors (PWRs) to its ‘prohibition’ and ends with a few considerations regarding the stress corrosion cracking (SCC) of stainless steels in the primary circuit of PWRs. Also investigations regarding the SCC mechanisms via the use of stable isotopic tracers will be presented. The end of the talk includes a brief summary of the recent SCC incidents in part of the French PWR fleet.
Institute of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering (IMME), University of the Punjab in collaboration with AMPP Pakistan Chapter organized Corrosion Engineering Open Ended Lab (OEL) Exhibition on 20th December, 2022 at Corrosion Control Research Cell, IMME, University of the Punjab, Lahore. The students of 6th semester were assigned a specific topic for which they need to develop/ conceptualize an experiment/ formulate a procedure, fabricate the equipment and conduct experiments and exhibit the same at OEL exhibition. The concept of OEL is actively being promoted by the Pakistan Engineering Council.
Western University in London, Canada invites candidates to apply for one of several prestigious Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) opportunities.
The WCO and EFC White Paper aims to reveal the importance of corrosion protection in the development of low carbon technologies. It gives illustrations of the best practices and guidance to develop appropriate corrosion protection and mitigation strategies, in low carbon energies and technologies needed for a sustainable society. The White Paper is intended for governments, industries, academia and the general public to alert them on the importance of corrosion phenomena in the development of a sustainable society.