Current topics and work in-progress
Corrosion is a natural phenomenon fundamentally caused by a chemical reaction between a material surface and its environment.
“The annual global cost of corrosion was estimated at $2.5 trillion – that’s about 3.4% GDP (2013).”
Industry have well established research and development programmes in place to understand corrosion processes and as a whole, our capability to predict, control and mitigate corrosion is improving. However, environmental and health and safety risks remain high when failures occur due to corrosion.
Materials that industry use and the environments that they are used in are changing and diversifying as businesses innovate. Therefore reducing the impact of corrosion remains a strategic importance at every scale: from the performance of nano-devices to optimum use of natural resources.
Key dates for 2019
- In April, we will identify the cross-sector focus area with businesses
- In October, we will explore the challenge with experts and identify new opportunities for collaboration.
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