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Nowadays, young researchers and engineers are challenged by the need for ingenious technical expertise combined with a strong scientific understanding of fundamental materials and corrosion problems. On top of that there is invariable time pressure. It has vital importance in making a successful career to have an experienced mentor or supervisor who has knowledge about how to obtain research funding (on both a national and international level), how to implement the right scientific methodology with the comprehension of how to develop personal and social skills… And yes, this is really challenging. Materials and corrosion science has become a poly-faceted multidisciplinary research field requiring young scientists and engineers and senior experts to collaborate and simplify knowledge and experience exchange in order to address current and future corrosion problems.

The Young EFC is an initiative created in 2016 by the European Federation of Corrosion (EFC) who aims to support young researchers and engineers in the field of corrosion and protection of materials. Our vision has several cornerstones, namely:

  • Building a bridge between young corrosion researchers and senior experts
  • Creating a network of young corrosionists
  • Organising and participating in conferences, workshops and other events
  • Promoting the interests of young researchers to the European Federation of Corrosion and the European Commission
  • Supporting the career at an early stage

The Young EFC Board is comprised of the following members:

Yaiza Gonzalez-Garcia, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

Marta Mohedano, Complutense University of Madrid, Spain

Michele Fedel, University of Trento, Italy

Cem Örnek, University of Manchester, United Kingdom

Christofer Leygraf, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden


If you think that network, communication, innovation and learning are key factors for a successful career, then do not hesitate to join us. No fees are required.

Send us an email with your information and we will keep you up-to-date with relevant events and platforms all about corrosion engineering and science:

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Do not miss the opportunity to meet and discover the young generation of corrosion and protection. This is the beginning of Young EFC and your time to contribute as a young or senior corrosionist.

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© DECHEMA e.V. last update August 30, 2019