Corrosion and Protection
The Corrosion and Protection Centre, together with CAPCIS Ltd, is one of the world's largest, academic-based activities that is dedicated to corrosion and its control.
Corrosion remains a significant threat to the reliability and sustainability of materials, with costs of around 4% of GNP. In the UK alone, it is a £10 billion industry.
Corrosion science and technology are key to the development of new materials and innovative production processes for use in industries driven by the need to improve their capital productivity, operational reliability, efficiency, performance, and health and safety of the world's physical assets.
Our industry-driven, fundamental and strategic research is organised in four overlapping themes:
- Corrosion Mechanisms, Prediction and Control
- Environmental Degradation and Protection by Coatings
- High Temperature Protection
- Performance of Light Alloys
The research utilises state-of-the-art electrochemical, electronoptical, surface analytical and structural facilities.
With extensive networking within and outside the School, access is available to a wide range of ion and X-ray probing approaches.
Within the Centre, facilities are available to reproduce in-service conditions, thereby meeting industrial needs.