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Scientific Programme

Confirmed Plenary Lectures

Tetsuo Shoji

Tohoku University – Frontier Research Initiative, Japan

Tetsuo Shoji is a Professor of Tohoku University since 1986. He was a postdoctoral fellow working for Professor R. N. Parkins at the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK, and a Visiting Professor of MIT. He served as the PI of various national and international programs such as the Center of Excellence Program on Physics and Chemistry of Fracture and Failure Prevention, the Co-Director both of CNRS LIA ELyT laboratory and the international Joint Laboratory of Tohoku University and USTB, and International cooperative research program of PEACE and POLIM; working on mechanics and mechanisms of SCC. He has received 20 national and 8 international awards including NACE W. R. Whitney Award, the Lee Hsun Award, Chinese Academy of Science and the Great Medal from CEFRACOR, France in 2016. He was appointed by the Prime Minister as a member of Science Council of Japan in 2011 for 6 years and was elected as a member of the Japan Engineering Academy.

Continuum and Atomic Scale Simulation of Stress Corrosion Cracking and Causality

In his talk, Professor Tetsuo Shoji will try to demonstrate to bridge a continuum approach and atomic scale simulation focusing on the crack tip area with multi-scale modeling. Stress and strain analysis by theoretical elastic-plastic stress field analysis and FEM, and quasi-continuum (FEM and molecular dynamics) and Quantum Chemical Molecular Dynamics. Role of stress and strain in SCC will be demonstrated in connection with materials chemical and physical properties.


Ivan Cole

Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, Australia

Professor Ivan Cole is current Professor and Director of the  Enhanced Capability Platform of Advanced Manufacturing and Fabrication at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia. Prior to this, he spent 25 years at CSIRO where he held a range of leadership (up to Acting Chief) and research positions (up to Chief Research Scientists). In his career he has made major contributions to understanding building microclimate and its effect on durability, fundamental nature of atmospheric corrosion and the  role of droplets in controlling it, multi-scale modelling and virtual design, new coating development, sensors and vehicle health monitoring, nano sensors and autonomous discovery of materials.

Virtual Design, Robotic Discovery and High through Put Studies of Atmospheric and Aerospace Corrosion

We can now fabricate and control structures at the molecular level. This is dramatically increasing the range of functionalities and the effectiveness of those functions within our materials. However it also leads to massive increase in the number of design choices and thus demands new rapid methods to select the best molecular designs. This paper will outline new methods to both assess the likely performance of corrosion resistant materials and to rapidly select the optimum chemical and physical structures to assist in corrosion control. The emphasis will be on new corrosion inhibitors. Techniques that will be explored will include virtual design where a multi-scale model spanning scales from nano meters to continents is presented. This model allows the estimation of the life of an inhibited paint film as a function of both the molecular properties of the inhibiting molecule and the service profile of the aircraft. The use of high throughput and robotic electrochemical studies were up to 80 experiments are carried out simultaneously both to explore independently design alternatives and to feed into the virtual design system will be explored


John R. Scully

Center for Electrochemical Science and Engineering, University of Virginia, USA

John R. Scully is Charles Henderson Chaired Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and co-director for Center for Electrochemical Science and Engineering at University of Virginia. He had appointments with the Naval Ship R&D center and Sandia National Labs prior to joining the faculty at UVa. Dr. Scully’s work is closely linked to technological advancements that improve the standards of living, safety, and the quality of life. His primary research interest is to understand the relationships between a material's structure and composition and properties related to environmental degradation, aging and life prediction. He is technical editor in chief of CORROSION. He has served on numerous government review boards, and for industries concerned with materials reliability, aging, and failure including either spent nuclear fuel engineered waste canisters, aircraft, and bolt failures for 5 different countries.

Needs, Gaps, and Opportunities for Better Design of Corrosion Resistant Materials

Alloys are often designed with properties other than corrosion resistance as a high priority, such as mechanical strength. In the past, alloys were seldom designed with an exclusive focus on optimization of corrosion resistance. When corrosion was a priority, trade-offs between optimization of one property and another often existed. Such beneficial elements are often discovered by trial and error and utilized successfully despite unknown or widely debated mechanisms often discovered by accident. A recent National Academy study pointed out that an ideal corrosion-resistant alloy formulated with corrosion in mind from the initial stages of integrated computational materials design could also take advantage of many other beneficial attributes.  Theory guided computational materials selection will be required. A primary challenge exists to connect the attributes defined feature space of an alloy with the subsequent properties. This connection requires that scientific principles are established between each feature or attributes and the subsequent property. However significant scientific needs, gaps, and opportunities must be addressed to improve the theory based design of emerging materials for improved corrosion resistance.