Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Daniela ZANDER
Welcome to the Corrosion Education Web Page
Information prepared by the EFC Working Party on Corrosion Education for the benefit of those concerned with this subject at different levels.
The website is primarily designed to provide sources of information for all those concerned with the science and technology of the protection of metals against corrosion.
For teachers it provides examples of courses and information on textbooks, and other teaching aids. For students it provides information on textbooks, handbooks, journals and advisory services that should prove to be of value to their studies and subsequent careers. For designers, chemists, engineers and other professionals it indicates sources of advice for the a voidance and solving of corrosion problems within their industrial activities.
In our capacity as Chairmen of Working Party 7 on Corrosion Education, and on behalf of the European Federation of Corrosion (EFC), we would like to invite you to contribute to the development and growth of our WP at the forthcoming EUROCORR congress 2013 in Estoril, Portugal.
Corrosion has a dramatic economic and environmental impact on virtually all aspects of world infrastructures. The first evaluation of the cost of corrosion was carried out in early 1970s and revealed that 3 to 4% of the GDP of industrialized countries is lost annually due to corrosion. In 2010 this percentage remains unchanged despite the great efforts of the corrosion community. In the latest studies it has been estimated that about 30% of corrosion costs could be saved by application of existing knowledge which further proves that corrosion education is the best long term corrosion protection method long-term.
WP7 was established by the EFC in 1971 with the main purpose, amongst others, of assessing the level and effectiveness of existing engineering curricula in corrosion science and technology, as well as recommending actions aimed at enhancing corrosion-based skills and basic knowledge for graduating and practicing engineers. Thus, forty years later, we feel that there is a need for re-launching the actions that our colleagues carried out in the past since it is clear that (i) on the academic side there is a lack of basic education in corrosion and materials protection in university curricula, and (ii) on the industry side there is an increasing request for specific competence and expertise in this professional discipline. Corrosion is a worldwide problem and therefore great benefits have to be achieved by international co-operation.
In the above context, we encourage you to actively participate in our working group on Corrosion Education on upcoming and future Eurocorr events, and to submit oral/poster presentations devoted to any of the topics listed below of which the corrosion scientific community should be aware.
Please don't hesitate to spread this call amongst your colleagues and members of the community.