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Graduate Course


Course plan and detailed information

General: The course is intended for graduate students or researchers working in academic or industrial environments with an interest in materials science and engineering.

Aim and contents: Corrosion is a truly interdisciplinary science and the aim is to discuss the underlying chemistry and physics of the most important forms of metal corrosion. Mechanistic as well as applied aspects will be dealt with.

Lectures: The course includes lecture hours on three consecutive days prior to EUROCORR 2017. Most lecturers are part of KorrosionsCentrumTM (a collaboration between Swerea KIMAB and KTH) in Stockholm and most competent experts in their respective fields.

Date/Time Lecturer Topic
Sept. 1, 2017    
09.15-11.00 C. Leygraf Introduction. Repetition of Basic Concepts
11.15-12.00 J. Pan Thin Oxide Film Formation
13.15-15.00 J. Pan Passivity, including practical aspects
15.15-17.00 C. Leygraf Atmospheric Corrosion, incl practical aspects
Sept. 2, 2017    
09.15-12.00 R. Pettersson Pitting/crevice Corrosion, Stress Corrosion
    Cracking and H-Embrittlement, incl practical aspects
13.15-15.00 C. Duret Corrosion in Oil and Gas. Case studies
15.15-16.00 B. Rendahl  Automotive Corrosion, incl. coating aspects
Sept. 3, 2017    
09.15-11.00 J. Tidblad Atmospheric Corrosion Testing
11.15-12.00 D. Thierry Aircraft Corrosion, incl. coating aspects
13.15-14.00 D. Thierry Aircraft Corrosion, incl. coating aspects

Course material: Selected chapters in "Corrosion Mechanisms in Theory and Practice",  3rd edition, Ed. P. Marcus, CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, New York (2012). It is recommended, but not mandatory, to purchase the book in advance. In addition, lecture notes will be distributed by the lecturers.

Prerequisites: The participants are assumed to be graduate students at some university or researchers working in industry with a background in physics, chemistry or materials science. The introductory lecture covers necessary background information.


Registration fees (VAT 21% is included)

  • 250 €    EUROCORR 2017 registered participant  
  • 300 €    Others

Registration fees include:

  • Graduate course
  • Lunches, coffee breaks
  • Dinner on Friday; 1 September 2017

Accommodation: Accommodation can be booked online via the EUROCORR 2017 Organizing Secretariat. List of hotels is available on the Accommodation page.

Examination: An individual project task must be completed within each of the topics of the course, and under supervision of the corresponding lecturer. The total amount of work of all tasks should be of the order of four weeks and should be completed by Dec 31, 2017.

Venue and location: The event will be held at the University of Chemistry and Technology; Technická 3, 166 28 Prague, Czech Republic. The university buildings are located in Dejvice, close to the Prague Castle, and on the way from Prague airport to the city. Easy to reach by metro line A (green), same as trams and buses, as the campus includes metro station Dejvická.


Registration and general questions Course program
Radka Nováková Christofer Leygraf (KTH Stockholm)
phone: +420 732 977 703 e-mail:
e-mail: Johan Tidblad (Swerea KIMAB)

General Conditions /in PDF/