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Women in Corrosion (WiC)

 "WiC“ celebrates women working in corrosion and in general, in STEM-related field in relation to the International Day of Women in Science on February 11th and International Women in Engineering Day on June 23rd.

2024 - 4th edition: we are happy to celebrate women working in corrosion with two inspiring women, mentors and role models.

In the frame of the International Day of Women in Science, on February 15th, Jenifer Locke (Fontana Corrosion Center, Ohio State University, USA) discussed her career path and transition from industry to academia as well as sharing tips for a successful career and satisfied life. Recording here.

In the frame of the International Women In Engineering, Yolanda Hedberg (Western University Ontario, Canada) will discuss her career path and present the CORRECT program on the last week of June.

The YEFC also joined efforts with EFC EDI task force, M.S.C.A. Steminist, Coatings - Open Access Journal and Alexander von Humboldt Foundation to organize the Women in Science Week - February 5th-9th, 2024


2023 - 3rd edition: we ask women from industry, research institutes, and universities to share their passion for corrosion. They show the diverse the diverse breadth of careers available in corrosion, while also contributing to female
empowerment and gender equality.

Meet the #WomenInCorrosion2023

Chathumini Samarawickrama (RMIT University, Australia), M. Belén García Blanco (CIDETEC, Spain), Elena Messinese (Politecnico di Milano, Italy) and Patricia López (CIDETEC, Spain)

Anna Dobkowska and Ewa Ura-Bińczyk (Warsaw University of Technology, Poland), Naroa Imaz (CIDETEC, Spain), Paola Baquero (Applus+ Norcontrol, Colombia) and Rosalina Pérez (CIDETEC, Spain)

Amaya Garcia Casas (CIDETEC, Spain), Iqra Falak Sher (University of the Punjab, Pakistan) and Leire Bercianos Santa-María (CIDETEC, Spain)

Marian Corres Ortega (CIDETEC, Spain), Huichao Bi (DTU - Technical University of Denmark, Denmark) and Amaia Querejeta Tierno (CIDETEC, Spain)

Itziar García Urrutia (CIDETEC, Spain), Mónica Hernández (Infinity Growth, Canada) and Oihane Garrido Ibaibarriaga (CIDETEC, Spain)

Aleyna Bayatlı (Konya Teknik Üniversitesi, Turkey), Aliona Nicolenco (CIDETEC, Spain) and Elena Romanovskaia (University of Virginia, United States)

Meet the women of the YEFC board 

Marta Mohedano (Universidad Complutense de Madrid), Claudia Martínez Piñón (CorrosionRADAR), Noémie Ott (OST – Ostschweizer Fachhochschule) and Andressa Trentin (VTT)


2022 - 2nd edition: we ask working in corrosion to submit a photo and description of their job/daily tasks to set an example for younger generations.

Meet our #WomenInCorrosion2022