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The Penn State University Corrosion Short Course 2019

The course is Sold Out and no longer able to take registrations.

Another course will be held June 2020

Penn State University Corrosion Short Course

The course, now in its 23rdyear, will cover the fundamentals of corrosion and various electrochemical techniques. Lectures and laboratories will be used to illustrate how electrochemical techniques are applied, when they should be used, and how the various techniques can be integrated to solve complex problems.

If you are looking for a Corrosion Refresher Course or just entering the Corrosion Field this course, “Corrosion: Fundamentals and Experimental Methods”, will be useful.  The course will cover the fundamentals of corrosion and various electrochemical techniques.

Lecture Topics

  • Thermodynamics of corrosion
  • Kinetics of corrosion
  • Polarization
  • Corrosion rate measurement techniques
  • Passivity/localized corrosion
  • Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy
  • Scanning probe methods for evaluating corrosion
  • Statistical analysis of corrosion data
  • Corrosion inhibitors

Laboratory and Demonstration Topics

  • Corrosion potential measurements
  • Polarization resistance
  • Potentiostatic and potentiodynamic polarization
  • Galvanic corrosion
  • Pitting (including scratch techniques, metastable pitting, and critical pitting temperature)
  • Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS)
  • Electrochemical noise analysis

Laboratory Practice Sessions

  • Cell design
  • Sample preparation
  • Experimental techniques
  • Practical examples

Many of the short course activities will take place at The new Hyatt Place Hotel, located just one block from the University Park campus.  A limited number of rooms have been set aside for the course dates, so book early and specify that you are with the Corrosion Group when making your room reservations to ensure you receive the special rate.

For more information and to register for the Corrosion Short Course, visit the Penn State Engineering Science and Mechanics website, 

A representative of Gamry will be on hand during the course to answer any questions you may have regarding their potentiostats and use for corrosion research.