|Issue 1/2011, 20 April 2011
|Dear Fellow Corrosionists,
It is my pleasure to send you this second version of the European Federation of Corrosion's e-newsletter in honour of this April 24th's Corrosion Awareness Day informing you on recent activities taking place within our federation.
As the newly appointed Scientific Secretary/Public Relations Officer I hope to be instrumental in leveraging our immense pool of human resources consisting of scientists, researchers, engineers, technicians and industry leaders who make up the EFC, in order to increase your awareness of what an organisation such as ours has to offer the corrosion community at large with the end goal of securing your role as an active player in it. As public relations officer I consider myself fortunate to represent such a large and talented multi-cultural mix of corrosion specialists whose accumulated expertise, experiences and technologies are as diverse as the European member countries themselves and, when joined together under the "umbrella" of the EFC, are a force to be reckoned with. It is now my challenge to consolidate and direct our "group IQ" stemming, as it does, from such a wide variety of scientific and academic disciplines in an attempt to supersede geographical boundaries towards one aim: finding solutions to the problem of corrosion in all its myriad manifestations.
Because of the global technological means that we now have at our fingertips, there has never been a greater opportunity than the present to galvanise the European corrosion community together under a pan-European association such as the EFC which serves as a much needed interactive scientific and technological platform providing endless possibilities for cooperation, collaboration, knowledge-sharing and technology transfer.
As corrosionists cover the technological trajectory from laboratory researcher to end-user and all that falls in between, critical links along the supply chain from academia to industry must be cultivated in order to transform basic research into working technology and make state-of-the-art information more accessible. At the EFC we engage in continuous dialogue through our 19 Working Parties of corrosion experts who unite the necessary know-how from the scientific world with the critical feedback from industry to ensure a continuous stream-of-knowledge and supply of corrosion expertise.
Another huge contribution that the EFC provides is our annual EUROCORR conference. EUROCORR, the crème de la crème of Corrosion Congresses, is the annual event on every serious corrosionist's calendar and not to be missed. Highly respected for its scientific content, consistency and longevity, EUROCORR is an extremely practical and efficient forum for corrosionists from all over the world to interact with like-minded European colleagues in one central, stimulating and attractive European location. In these days of slashed budgets, video-conferencing and unforeseen natural calamities, our EUROCORR congress brings the corrosion community out of the realm of the virtual and into the actual for, notwithstanding all the communication networks available today, there is still no substitute for being physically present in a stimulating environment where knowledge is tapped, valuable ideas and experiences are exchanged, informal networking takes place and personal relationships are forged.
The educational and professional opportunities that our Working Party workshops provide at EUROCORR every year are mandatory for being up-to-date on the highly specialized corrosion research now taking place in Europe and beyond and participants come away with expanded knowledge of mutual problems and the kinds of research and technology currently being developed and applied to solve those problems thereby avoiding costly mistakes and duplicate research.
In an attempt to make this Newsletter as valuable to you as possible, if you have any comments or suggestions or anything at all that you think would be of interest to EFC members or to your corrosion colleagues in general, please do not hesitate to send it to me and I will include it in our next hard-copy issue coming out at EUROCORR 2011 in Stockholm. It is my hope that the content of this newsletter will provide you with a quality of up-to-date information that makes you feel a part of our international corrosion community wherever you may be.
Looking forward to meeting you in Stockholm this 5th - 8th September!
EFC Scientific Secretary/Public Relations Officer
|In this issue:
- Who's Who
- Members News
- EFC Awards
- EFC Working Parties
- News from Working Parties
- Forthcoming Events
- Job Bank
The European Federation of Corrosion is the largest corrosion organisation in Europe and one of the largest in the world, representing over 30 national societies with members from 25 European countries and an increasing number of international member societies from non-European countries. The EFC has three European offices in London, Frankfurt and Paris and is dedicated to advancing the science and engineering of corrosion and protection of materials, promoting cooperation in Europe and international collaboration.
At the EFC General Assembly in Moscow, Russia last September 2010, Professor Philippe Marcus was re-elected EFC President for a second two-year term of office (Sept. 2010 - Sept 2012). Prof. Marcus is Director of Research at CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique) based in Paris and director of the Physical Chemistry of Surfaces Laboratory at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Paris. In addition to the position of EFC President, Prof. Marcus also chairs the EFC Working Party 6 on Surface Science and Mechanisms of Corrosion and Protection, and is on the International Steering Committee for the European Conferences on Applications of Surface and Interface Analysis. He is the former EFC Vice-President, a former co-chair of the Electrodeposition, Corrosion and Surface Treatments Division of the International Society of Electrochemistry (ISE) and former Chair of the ISE Electrochemical Materials Science Division. He is also currently Chairman of the Scientific and Technical Committee of CEFRACOR (Centre Français de l'Anticorrosion). In 2006 he was the Chair of the Gordon Research Conference on Aqueous Corrosion (New London, NH, USA).
At the same time, Professor Rolf Gubner, Australia, was re-elected EFC Vice-President for one additional year (Sept. 2010 - Sept. 2011). Back in February 2010, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Australia, appointed Dr. Rolf Gubner as the inaugural Professor of Corrosion Chemistry and Director of the Western Australian Corrosion Research Group (WACRG) based within its Department of Chemistry. Prof. Gubner's fields of interest include microbial corrosion, CO2 corrosion & inhibition, corrosion and corrosion prevention of infrastructure, and corrosion in industrial processes. In addition to holding the position of EFC Vice-President, Prof. Gubner also chairs EFC Working Party 10 on Microbial Corrosion.
Elections/Appointments to the EFC Committees
The Federation is pleased to announce its members of the EFC Board of Administrators and the Science & Technology Advisory Committee whose three-year term of office commenced January 1, 2011:
Board of Administrators - BoA (in alphabetical order):
Prof. Dr. Ali Fuat CAKIR, Turkey; Prof. Dr. Mario G.S. FERREIRA, Portugal; Mr. Don HARROP, United Kingdom; Prof. Dr.-Ing. Bernd ISECKE, Germany; Prof. Dr. Andraz LEGAT, Slovenia; Mr. Sam MCFARLAND, The Netherlands; Prof. Dr. Gregor MORI, Austria; Ir. Antoine POURBAIX, Belgium; Dr. sc. Darko REICHENBACH, Croatia; Mr. Marcel ROCHE, France; Dr. Judit TELEGDI, Hungary; Dr. Stefano TRASATTI, Italy
Science & Technology Advisory Committee - STAC (in alphabetical order):
Prof. Dr. Gözen BEREKET, Turkey; Dr. Damien FERON ( Chairman ), France; Prof. Dr. Alexander V. MURADOV, Russia; Mr. Don HARROP, UK; Dr. Alda SIMOES, Portugal; Dr. Judit TELEGDI, Hungary; Dr. Jörg VOGELSANG, Germany
Ex-officio member: EFC Scientific Secretary/Public Relations Officer
All Working Party Chairpersons are full members of the STAC with the same voting rights as elected members.
The EFC regretfully reports the demise of Honorary Member Professor Hans Grabke who passed away on December 17th 2010 at the age of 75 after a serious illness. Prof. Grabke was the first-ever nominated EFC Honorary Member, a honour which was conferred to him back in 2001 by unanimous vote for his long and successful activity as Chairman of the Working Party on Corrosion by Hot Gases and Combustion Products. He was a former head of the Department of Physical Chemistry at the Max Planck Institute for Iron Research. Born in Hamburg, Prof. Grabke studied chemistry at the universities of Gottingen and Hamburg and received his PhD at the University of Munster. He is credited with being one of the first corrosion researchers to successfully integrate basic laboratory research with application-oriented research. Working in close cooperation with industry, Prof. Grabke devised numerous practical solutions for urgent technological problems that are still used as the basis for on-going material developments in power plants and the chemical industry today. He is widely acknowledged and recognised as a leading advocate for his achievements in the fight against corrosion by having successfully overcome the dividing line between basic and application-oriented research. Prof. Grabke was a leading member in the field of materials research and greatly inspired an entire generation of young scientists and engineers.
New EFC Member Society
The Federation welcomes the Bond for Materialenkennis, The Netherlands, as its new European Member Society. EFC membership was unanimously approved by the EFC General Assembly at its last meeting in September 2010 in Moscow. Bond for Materialenkennis is a network of experts in the field of materials technology whose members are researchers and engineers at universities, research institutes and industry, all with the goal of informing the processing and application of materials to distribute inside and outside the field. The association has over 900 members and plays an important bridge between theory and practice, science and industry, promoting research and dissemination of information via meetings, research, publications, newsletters and their website.
New EFC Affiliates
EFC has great pleasure in announcing that as of May 2010, the following organisations have joined the EFC as Affiliate members:
- Sulzer Metco Europe GmbH, Hattersheim, Germany, a global surface solution company that focuses on innovative surface engineering products and services with the use of thermal spray and other advanced coating and surface enhancement technologies.
- STOPAQ B.V., Stadskanaal, The Netherlands, a supplier of a wide range of green visco-elastic solutions to protect assets from corrosion and water ingress.
- The Libyan Corrosion Society, Bengasi, Libya, founded in 1994 and established by the National Board for Scientific Research and a member of the World Corrosion Organisation.
- All-Russian Scientific-Research Institute of Aviation Materials (FSUE "VIAM"), Moscow, Russia, part of the Russian Federation national research centre and the largest materials science state enterprise developing materials for aerospace engineering products for over 78 years.
If you would like to apply for Affiliate Membership on behalf of your organisation, please complete the online application form, available at EFC website at http://www.efcweb.org/EFC+Membership/Affiliate+Membership.html and send it to the Frankfurt office of the EFC Secretariat for deliberation.
Benefits to Affiliate Members (Companies, and Universities and Research Organisations) of the European Federation of Corrosion include:
- Participation in the 19 EFC Working Parties
- Reduced registration fees at EFC's annual EUROCORR Conference (€100,00 discount for EUROCORR Stockholm 2011);
- Discounted prices for EFC publications (over fifty now available);
- Access to the restricted area of the EFC Website containing the electronic proceedings of past EUROCORR Conferences;
- Participation in the EFC General Assembly (without voting rights).
The European Corrosion Medal consists of a bronze medal, a certificate and a cash prize of 1,000 euros and is awarded every two years to a scientist or group of scientists for outstanding achievements in the application of corrosion science. The recipient(s) must be of a nationality corresponding to one or more of the Member Societies of the EFC and the work must be conducted within a European country.
At the last EFC Board of Administrators Meeting in Stockholm on 25 March 2011, Professor Günter Schmitt, a leading figure in corrosion research and corrosion protection in and outside of Germany, was voted recipient of this year's European Corrosion Medal. Günter Schmitt is an acknowledged Prof. Schmitt received his undergraduate and PhD degrees in chemistry at the Aachen University of Technology in Germany. From 1983 to 1985 he was Professor for Technical Chemistry at Bochum University, Germany and from 1986 to2007 Professor for Corrosion and Corrosion Protection and head of the Laboratory for Corrosion Protection at the Iserlohn University of Applied Sciences, Germany. Since 2005 he has been the Chief Executive Officer of the Institute for Maintenance and Corrosion Protection Technologies (IFINKOR) n.p.Ltd, Iserlohn, Germany. He has produced more than 290 publications in the fields of Chemistry and Corrosion & Corrosion Protection (1969-2011). Previous honours include: NACE Fellow (2005), Rahmel-Schwenk Medal of GfKORR German Society for Corrosion Protection (2006), GfKORR-Honorary Membership (2007).
Prof. Schmitt was nominated for the medal based upon his outstanding achievements in fundamental and applied research across various fields of corrosion and corrosion protection, his intense support and promotion of young scientists by excellent teaching activities, his devotion to bridging the gap between research and industrial application, and his significant and sustaining contributions for the corrosion community. He has served more than 20 years in leading positions in German corrosion associations and societies (10 years presidency of GfKORR) and has effectively promoted international networking between national corrosion communities and societies such as initiating the founding of the Albanian Corrosion Society as an eventual EFC member, and has actively promoted the goals of the World Corrosion Organization (WCO). Throughout the years he has made a substantial contribution to EFC as German delegate and is an active member of several working parties starting in 1976 as well as Chairman of the EFC Working Party 1 on Corrosion and Scale Inhibition since 2001.
The European Corrosion Medal award will be presented to Prof. Schmitt during the opening ceremony of EUROCORR 2011 in Stockholm on Monday, 6 September 2011 where he will give a lecture pertaining to the work for which his medal is attributed.
EFC Working Parties
The EFC currently has nineteen active Working Parties (WPs) listed here below, each concerned with a different aspect of the corrosion of metals, alloys and polymer materials. Activities of the EFC Working Parties include: collaborative research and testing programmes; organisation of workshops, seminars and conferences; preparation of state-of-the-art reports, guidelines and proceedings for publication as volumes in the EFC Series; and the organisation of sessions at the annual EUROCORR conferences.
Membership of the EFC Working Parties is available as of right to all EFC members, i.e. those belonging to both European and International EFC Member Societies or to EFC Affiliate Members such as companies or universities/research centres. Anyone wishing to join a particular WP should apply to the appropriate Chairman (see listing here below and EFC website at http://www.efcweb.org/wp.html for more details) or to the EFC Scientific Secretary, Juliet Ippolito (email: )
- WP: Corrosion and Scale Inhibition
Chairman: Prof. Günter SCHMITT, IFINKOR, Iserlohn, Germany; Email:
- WP3: Corrosion by Hot Gases and Combustion Products
Chairman: Prof. Michael SCHÜTZE, DECHEMA e.V., Karl-Winnacker-Institut, Frankfurt am Main, Germany;
- WP4: Nuclear Corrosion
Chairman: Dr. Damien FÉRON, CEA-Saclay, "Service of Corrosion" SCCME, Gif-Sur-Yvette Cedex, France;
- WP5: Environment-Sensitive Fracture
Chairman: Dr. Krysztof WOLSKI, Departement PMI, Centre SMS - UMR CNRS 5146, Ecole des Mines de Saint-Etienne, Saint-Etienne, France; Email:
- WP6: Surface Science and Mechanisms of Corrosion & Protection
Chairman: Prof. Philippe MARCUS, Ecole Nationale Superieure de Chimie de Paris, Paris, France;
- WP7: Corrosion Education
Chairman: Prof. Bob COTTIS, Corrosion and Protection Centre, School of Materials, The Mill, University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom; Email:
- WP8: Physico-Chemical Methods of Testing
Chairman: Dr. J.M.C. Arjan MOL, Delft University of Technology, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Surfaces and Interfaces Group, Delft, The Netherlands; Email:
- WP9: Marine Corrosion
Chairman: Dr. Ulf KIVISÄKK, AB Sandvik, Materials Technology R&D, Sandviken, Sweden; Email:
- WP10: Microbial Corrosion
Chairman: Prof. Rolf GUBNER, Curtin University of Technology, Western Australian Corrosion Research Group, Dept. of Applied Chemistry, Perth, Western Australia; Email:
- WP11: Corrosion of Reinforcement in Concrete
Chairman: Prof. Michael RAUPACH, Aachen University, Institute for Building Materials Research, Aachen, Germany;
- WP13: Corrosion in Oil and Gas Production
Chairman: Mr. Thierry CHEVROT, TOTAL E&P, Head of Corrosion, DGEP/TDO/TEC, Paris La Defence, France;
- WP14: Coatings
Chairman: Prof. Lorenzo FEDRIZZI, University of Udine, Department of Chemical Science and Technology, Udine, Italy;
- WP15: Corrosion in the Refinery Industry
Chairman: Dr. François ROPITAL, IFP Energies Nouvelles, Direction Chimie et Physico Chimie Appliquées, Département Electrochimie et Matériaux, Solaize, France; Email:
- WP16: Cathodic Protection
Chairman: Mr. Marcel ROCHE, 20, Domaine de l'Orée du bois, Le Mesnil-le-Roi, France; Email:
- WP17: Automotive Corrosion
Chair: Dr. Fouzia HANNOUR, TATA Steel Research Development & Technology, Ijmuiden, The Netherlands;
- WP18: Tribocorrosion
Chairman: Prof. Jean-Pierre CELIS, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, M.T.M., Leuven, Belgium;
- WP19: Corrosion of Polymeric Materials
Chairman: Dr. Rudolf MORACH, INTERTEK Expert Services, Werkstofftechnik, K-105.1, Basel, Switzerland;
- WP20: Corrosion and Corrosion Protection of Drinking Water Systems
Chairman: Dr. Johann Wilhelm ERNING, Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung, Fachgruppe 1: Korrosion und Korrosionsschutz, Berlin, Germany; Email:
- WP21: Corrosion of Heritage Artefacts
Chairman: Dr. Philippe DILLMANN, Archaeomaterials and Alteration Prediction Laboratory, SIS2M/LPS CEA/CNRS and IRAMAT LMC CNRS, CEA Saclay, Gif sur Yvette Cedex, France; Email:
News from EFC Working Parties
|WP 13 CORROSION IN OIL & GAS's chairman Thierry Chevrot, Head of Corrosion TOTAL E&P reports:
EFC Green books
Two working parties have been working hard in the last two years to produce documents on strategic materials and corrosion issues for the Oil & Gas industry and have produced the following:
- "Guidelines for material compatibility and corrosion testing to qualify workover and completion fluids": This document is now in its final form and will be published as soon as the Editor's review has been performed.
- "Recommended Practice for Corrosion Management of Pipelines in Oil & Gas Production and Transportation": The final draft has been sent to technical reviewers, and the document should be in its final form before the end of the year.
A huge thank you to all who have participated either in the preparation of these documents or their review!
NEW: Use of NACE MR0175 standard training at EUROCORR 2011 in Stockholm!
EFC WP 13 and NACE Europe are teaming up to organise a one day training workshop on the use of NACE MR0175 the day before EUROCORR starts. Training will take place on Sunday, 4 September, 2011. Further details about venue and costs will be posted as soon as they become available on the EFC WP 13 website.
If you, your colleagues, contractors, suppliers, have any question about selecting materials for sour service, this is the course!
NACE 2011, Houston
Some of us had the pleasure to meet again in Houston for NACE 2011 during which two technical sessions were organized and held jointly with NACE:
- TEG 374x / WP13 on Materials in Oil & Gas: Many materials aspects were presented and discussed, ranging from materials for sour service or bolting protection by coatings, to insulating joints used in cathodic protection systems.
- STG61 WP13 on corrosion and scale inhibition: Discussions included failures of downhole scale inhibitor injection lines, oil soluble corrosion inhibitors, corrosion management of pipeline.
These sessions, which have now taken place at the NACE conference for the third year running have both been very successful and we are already thinking about NACE 2012. Think about your contribution!
SPECIAL WORKING PARTY JOINT SESSIONS AND WORKSHOPS
In addition to the general sessions on topics related to the working parties, the following joint sessions and special workshops are scheduled for EUROCORR 2011 in Stockholm. For more details please refer to the EUROCORR website.
MONDAY, 5 September 2011:
Materials for Sour Service and H2O Corrosion
Joint Session EFC WP 13 on Corrosion in Oil & Gas Production and NACE TEG 374x
Chairmen: T. Chevrot and P. Badrak
Corrosion of Biomaterials Workshop
Chairman: I. Odnevall Wallinder
The objectives of this workshop are to exchange and discuss aspects related to i) experience and use of implant materials and corrosion, ii) applications and new development of biomaterials, iii)fundamental and applied understanding of corrosion mechanisms from a local and metal release perspective, iv) methodologies and related techniques for corrosion and metal release testing and surface characterization, v) methodologies to assess synergistic effects of corrosion and wear processes, and vi) modelling of corrosion phenomena.
TUESDAY, 6 September 2011:
High Temperature Corrosion in Refinery and Process Industries
Joint Session of WP3 and WP15
Chairmen: F. Ropital and M. Schütze
2nd International Workshop on Corrosion Monitoring in Nuclear Systems "Research and Applications"
Organised by WP 4 in co-operation with the ECG-COMON
Chairmen: S. Ritter and A. Molander
Scope and objectives: Even if the plant availability of nuclear power plants has increased and the radiation build-up has been effectively mitigated, corrosion continues to influence plant performance and availability. Recent examples are stress corrosion cracking attacks on type 316L stainless steel in boiling water reactors, attacks on nickel-base alloys in pressurised water reactors and irradiation-assisted stress corrosion cracking incidents in both types of reactors. Therefore, reliable observation or prediction of the corrosion behaviour of given materials is considered important for the safe and economic future operation of existing plants, which commonly are subject to life-time extension and power uprating. In addition, managing corrosion problems in future nuclear waste disposal systems is another task where reliable corrosion monitoring techniques could help to further increase safety.
After a successful workshop on "Corrosion Monitoring in Nuclear Systems" during EUROCORR 2007 in Freiburg, Germany, and publication of a "Green Book" of the EFC (EFC Publication No. 56) this 2nd workshop aims to reveal the progress in corrosion monitoring research and applications reached during the last 4 years and to gather new insights in this topic.
Simulation, Modelling and Corrosion Prediction Workshop
Chairman: Claes Taxén
Corrosion modelling continues to make progress. The dynamic interaction between metal and corrosive medium is frequently very complex. Better computing power, new software and deeper understanding of fundamental processes allow corrosion to be described and simulated at previously unattainable levels of detail and complexity. This workshop will aim at presenting and discussing the state-of-the-art in corrosion modelling and simulation. Aspects to be included are: models and predictions of localized corrosion and corrosion morphology, models of the influence of mechanical load and strain on corrosion, models for the release of metals to the environment, models of passivity, inhibition and barrier action.
WEDNESDAY, 7 September:
Corrosion Inhibition in Oil & Gas
Joint workshop of EFC WP1, EFC WP13 and NACE STG 61
Chairmen: T. Chevrot and M. Achour
Corrosion, Erosion and Corrosion Monitoring
Joint workshop of EFC WP13 and NACE STG 61
Chairmen: M. Bonis and M. Achour
Atmospheric Corrosion and Heritage Artefacts
Joint Session of WP 21 and the local organisers
Chairmen: P. Dillmann, C. Leygraf, I. Odnevall Wallinder and J. Tidblad
Marine and Offshore Cathodic Protection
Joint Session of WP9 and WP16
Chairmen: U. Kivisäkk and M. Roche
THURSDAY, 8 September:
Coatings for High Temperature Applications
Joint Session of WP3 and WP14
Local Probing of Corrosion Phenomena Workshop
Chairman: J. Pan
The objective of this workshop will be to exchange and discuss information on the recent progresses of both ex-situ and in-situ local probing techniques and their applications to corrosion research.
617 delegates attended EUROCORR 2010, which took place on 13-17 September 2010 at the Congress Centre of the World Trade Center in Moscow, Russia. The delegates represented 52 countries, with majority representation from Russia (182), France (66), Germany (65), United Kingdom (42) and Italy (41). 320 oral presentations were listed in the programme, together with 125 poster contributions. This was our first EUROCORR conference ever held in Russia and the positive feedback of participants from around the world indicates that it will not be the last. The conference - EFC Event No. 324 - was organized by the Gubkin Russian State University of Oil & Gas, DECHEMA e.V., ANTIKOR and NACE International.
The opening ceremony started with an introductory welcome given by Professor Alexander Muradov, conference chairman. In his opening address Professor Muradov stated that he and his Russian colleagues were very pleased to offer their young scientists and students the opportunity to present their activities to an international audience. The participants were very impressed by the motivation and commitment of the young Russian colleagues, especially after attending the light-hearted and lively conference dinner. During the opening Prof. Michael Schütze was awarded the Cavallaro Medal of the University of Ferrara. The award is presented every two years on the occasion of EUROCORR to recognise scientists who have made particularly distinguished contributions to the field of corrosion research. Michael Schütze received the medal for his research and standardisation activities and numerous publications in high temperature corrosion science. He is head of the Karl-Winnacker-Institut of DECHEMA e.V. in Frankfurt.
EUROCORR 2011 is being organised by Swerea KIMAB, the Swedish member society of EFC. It will be held in Stockholm, Sweden, on 5-8 September 2011 and this year's theme is: "Developing Solutions for the Global Challenge". Our scientific committee is putting together a high quality scientific programme based upon the more than 600 abstracts submitted in response to our Call for Papers. The enjoyable social programme will include a reception in the City Hall of Stockholm, well known for the yearly Nobel Banquet, and a full social programme for accompanying persons including sight-seeing tours and a boat trip around Stockholm's beautiful Archipelago.
Participants are encouraged to register as soon as possible in order to qualify for the reduced fees available before 30 July 2011. All EFC Members (i.e. those belonging to an EFC Member Society or Affiliate Member) qualify for reductions from the full registration fees. For further information visit: http://www.eurocorr.org/EUROCORR 2011.html
Note in your Calendar!
EUROCORR 2012 will be organised by the Corrosion Association of Turkey, the Turkish member society of EFC, and is to take place in Istanbul, Turkey from 9 to 13 of September 2012.
EUROCORR 2013 will be held in Estoril, Portugal, from 1 to 5 September 2013, hosted by SPM, the Portuguese EFC member society.
At its most recent Board of Administrator's meeting in Stockholm in March 2011, it was decided that EUROCORR 2014 will be held in Pisa, Italy, from 8 to 12 September 2014 and will be organised by the Italian EFC member society AIM, the Associazione Italiana di Metallurgia.
|CONGRESSES and MEETINGS 2011
Please see our EFC Calendar (http://www.efcweb.org/Events.html) for full details and website acc ess to these and other forthcoming events in the corrosion and corrosion protection and related fields.
- 1-6 May 2011, Montreal, Canada: 219th ECS Meeting
- 9-11 May 2011, Turku, Finland: 9th ISE Spring Meeting
- 17-21 May 2011, Bologna, Italy: 7th World Congress Aluminium Two Thousand
- 8-10 June 2011, Pune, India: WCEM 2011 - International Workshop on Engineering, Metallurgy & Corrosion in Military and Marine Applications
- 21-23 June 2011, Aix-en-Provence, France: 5th Seminar on Cathodic Protection and Associated Coatings (EFC Event No. 336)
- 22-24 June 2011, Mykonos, Greece: CEAF II - 2nd International Conference on Engineering against Fracture
- 5-8 September 2011, Stockholm, Sweden: EUROCORR 2011 (EFC Event No. 325)
- 11-16 September 2011, Niigata, Japan: 62nd ISE Annual Meeting
- 18-22 September 2011, Las Vegas, NV, USA: NACE Corrosion Technology Week 2011
- 27-29 September 2011, Gent, Belgium: Eurofinish 2011
- 5-7 October 2011, Bremen, Germany: ECAA 2011-European Conference on Aluminium Alloys
- 6-8 October 2011, Expo Center Istanbul, Turkey: Paint Expo Eurasia
- 9-14 October 2011, Boston, MA, USA: 220th ECS Meeting
- 26-28 October 2011, Karlsruhe, Germany: European Symposium on Friction, Wear, Wear Protection and Related Areas
- 20-24 November 2011, Perth, Australia: 18th International Corrosion Congress ICC
EUROPEAN CORROSION COURSES
For full details, please see the EFC website at: http://www.efcweb.org/Events/Courses
- Simulation of Phase Transformation
European Advanced Training Course; Maria-Laach, Germany, 4-6 July 2011
- Computer-Aided Thermodynamics
European Advanced Training Course; Maria-Laach, Germany, 6-8 July 2011
- Graduate Course in Corrosion Science
Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) Campus area, Stockholm, Sweden, 2-4 September 2011
The graduate course in Corrosion Science - managed by Prof. Christofer Leygraf from the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) - is intended for graduate students or researchers working in academic or industrial environments with an interest in materials science and engineering. The course includes 16 lecture hours on three consecutive days prior to EUROCORR 2011, 2-4 September at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) Campus area. See full announcement in: http://www.eurocorr.org/EUROCORR+2011/Graduate+Course+in+Corrosion+Science.html
- Approval and Certification of Surface Treatment Inspectors
Gdansk/Gdynia, Poland, 4-14 October 2011
http://www.teknologisk.no. For further information contact
- Korrosion - Grundlagen und Untersuchungsmethoden
DECHEMA, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 17-19 October 2011
- Biokorrosion und Biofouling in wasserführenden Systemen
DECHEMA, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 20 October 2011
- Korrosionsschäden be-greifen
DECHEMA, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 2-3 November 2011
- Corrosion and Metal Protection Course
3 separate, 2-day modules
Module 1: 15-16 November 2011
Module 2: 22-23 November 2011
Module 3: 29-30 November 2011
Palazzo FAST, Milan, Italy
- Korrosionsschutz - Grundlagen und Anwendungen
DECHEMA, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 7-9 December 2011
|NOTE TO EMPLOYERS:
If you are looking for qualified corrosion personnel in Europe please send your announcement to to be included in the hard-copy version of the EFC newsletter to be distributed in time for EUROCORR 2011 in Stockholm this coming September.
Please refer to the following webpage for the adverts listed here below:
- Post Doctoral Position at Institut de la Corrosion, Brest, France
Thesis Title: The role of indoor gaseous pollutants in the mechanism of corrosion degradation of metallic objects of cultural heritage
Requirements: MSc degree in material science or chemistry; experience with surface analytical techniques; Ability to work independently.
Duration: 1 year from about April 2011
- Position in Corrosion at TECNALIA-Energy, Spain
Permanent position available to contribute to the development of "Materials for extreme conditions (i.e Corrosion)" at the Materials for Energy Group at TECNALIA-Energy
Requirements: candidates should have a received a PhD degree in chemistry, material science or a related topic before March 2011. We are looking for enthusiastic researchers with adequate experimental and theoretical skills.
Please refer to the following webpage for the adverts listed here below:
- Senior Corrosion Engineer and Corrosion Engineer
Corrosion Specialist is currently seeking a Senior Corrosion Engineer with extensive experience in corrosion protection (CP) and a Corrosion Engineer with CP experience to join the team.
- Sales Manager, abrasive blasting and protective coatings
North Brisbane based company seeks a dynamic team member to head up the sales for an expanding business. 10 years minimum experience required in estimating of cost and product knowledge of industrial protective coating and quality painting. Must have Coating Inspection Certification, the ability to Quality assure the works and excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Senior Corrosion Technologist at GHD
- Corrosion /durability engineer
(EOI, RFTs). Materials consulting experience.
- Project Manager - sealed storage
- Remedial Engineer at Remedia Consulting
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DECHEMA Treasurer: Almuth Poetz
DECHEMA Chief Executive Officer: Prof. Dr. Kurt Wagemann
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