Course: Corrosion control for a greener world

– A short course on theory and practice

22 & 23 January 2024

Technical University of Denmark
Meeting Center, Room S02 and S04
Anker Engelunds Vej 1
2800 Lyngby

The idea of this corrosion course is to provide a good theoretical plus practical understanding of corrosion and how corrosion can be identified, monitored, and controlled using a combination of lectures and hands-on experimental sessions.

Hence the course will be suitable both for research students as well as for persons employed in industry involved in material related aspects, material selection, corrosion issues at a product level, and corrosion prediction and control. The level of the course will be preliminary to medium so that it will be suitable for both beginners and those who wish to enhance their knowledge on corrosion in practice.

Each theory part of the course will be complimented with practical exercises and case studies. Special focus of the course will be to elaborate on how corrosion is a very important issue in relation with green transition technologies for materials are an important part. Reducing corrosion means conservation resources, while it provides efficient and long lasting products, and less damaging to environment.

A preliminary listing of programme is below, although it might be subjected to some modifications.


22 January 2024

09:30 - 10:00
Registration and light breakfast
10:00 - 10:10
Introduction to the course
10:10 - 10:50
Lecture 1: Introduction to corrosion and need of corrosion control for sustainable development

This lecture will introduce corrosion definition and categories, cost involved, and why corrosion need to be considered while designing and making product including importance for a sustainable world.

10:50 - 11:30
Lecture 2: Fundamentals of corrosion theory and engineering: Thermodynamics of corrosion in practical sense

This part will introduce bit of thermodynamic theory behind corrosion. Theoretical part will be explained with practical connections including the use of Pourbaix diagram as thump rule for material selection.

11:30 - 11:40
11:40 - 12:30
Lecture 3: Fundamentals of corrosion theory and engineering: Kinetics of corrosion in practical sense

This lecture will focus on corrosion kinetics theory and importance of various parameters affecting corrosion rate. Importance of cathodic reactions and characteristics of metal/alloy will be described, and connection to practical issues.

12:30 - 13:30
13:30 - 14:10
Classroom practical session I: Hands on experimental trials and exercises for understanding corrosion theory

The aim of this practical session will be to conduct practical exercises on potential measurements (electrochemical measurements) and correlating them to corrosion theory learned above, and learning how these measurement data can be used for practical applications in selecting materials.

14:10 - 14:50
Lecture 4: Different forms of corrosion and importance in engineering applications – Part I

This lecture will focus on show casing different forms of corrosion and briefly discussing on mechanisms. Connection to engineering applications will be emphasized by showing examples of failures from actual applications.

14:50 - 15:00
Coffee break
15:00 - 15:30
Classroom practical session II:

This short practical session will follow the above lecture to get hands-on experience on different corrosion failed objects failed due to above mentioned corrosion forms (Part I).

15:30 - 16:10
Lecture 5: Different forms of corrosion and importance in engineering applications – Part II

Continuation of Part I to show case different forms of corrosion.

16:10 - 16:40
Classroom practical session III:

Continuation of Part I to get hands-on experience of failed objected.

16:40 - 17:00
Day 1 conclusion session: Summary of lectures, discussion, and Kahoot session

This part will provide short summary of learnings from Day I followed by discussion. Also, a Kahoot session to review the learnings.

18:00 - 20:00
Dinner at Fortunen

23 January 2024

08:30 - 09:20
Lecture 6: Short overview of corrosion in various technological sectors in relation to green transition

This lecture will overview corrosion issues in various technological sectors focusing on green sectors such wind energy, carbon capture and storage, architecture, electrification etc. Lecture will also cover how corrosion is a challenging issue when greener materials such as recycled alloys are used in products. 

09:20 - 10:00
Lecture 7: Atmospheric corrosion of metals/alloys, importance of atmospheric conditions and corrosion classes

This lecture will address briefly atmospheric corrosion, testing, and monitoring methods. Also importance of atmospheric conditions such as humidity and contamination including discussion on corrosion classes.

10:00 - 10:10
Coffee break
10:10 - 11:00
Lecture 8: Various methods for corrosion testing

This lecture will comprehensively look at corrosion test, however with an emphasis on practical applications.

11:00 - 12:00
Classroom practical session IV: Hands on trial of corrosion testing – Part I

The aim of the practical session is to provide hand on expertise on various corrosion testing methods such as Potentiodynamic Polarization, Linear Polarization and Electrochemical Impedance spectroscopy.

12:00 - 13:00
13:00 - 13:30
Classroom practical session V: Evaluation of experimental results from Session IV

Continuation of the Part I session on testing and monitoring. This session will be to evaluate results from previous practical session and learning how to calculate various corrosion related parameters from electrochemical curves.

13:30 - 14:10
Lecture 9: Proactive corrosion prevention: By alloy design and pro-active design strategy

Summarizing from the above lectures, this lecture will focus on showing some case studies and examples of pro-active corrosion prevention strategy based on proper material selection and design changes.

14:10 - 14:50
Lecture 10: Proactive corrosion control: Coating and control of environment, and shift to greener technologies

Coatings are important for corrosion protection. However, coating also needs to be green for the sustainable world. This lecture provides a summary of the environmental issues related to coatings, and shift to greener coatings and challenges.

14:50 - 15:00
Coffee break
15:00 - 15:40
Final concluding session - Overall summary of course, discussion, and Kahoot session

This part will provide short summary of learnings from Day 2 followed by discussion. Also, Kahoot session to review the learnings.

Course language:
The course will be taught in English.

Course organizers:
This course has been created by two of ATV-SEMAPP’s Dancorr steering group members Rajan Ambat, Professor at DTU and Morten S. Jellesen, Associate Professor at DTU .


Dr. Rajan Ambat is Professor of Corrosion and Surface Engineering at Section of Materials and Surface Engineering at DTU Construct. He is also the Manager for the CELCORR/CreCon Industrial Consortium on climatic reliability of electronics at DTU and Research Manager for the Corrosion activities at DTU Offshore Technology Center. He has more than 15 years of research expertise in microstructure and corrosion of light aluminium alloys, corrosion of materials related to O&G and CO2 storage, and climatic reliability of electronics. He is the Chairman for the Working Party on Corrosion reliability of electronic devices under European Federation of Corrosion and Board member, IMAPS Nordic, Europe. He has published extensively in a wide variety of topic connected to materials and corrosion issues and climatic reliability of electronics and a book entitled “Humidity and Electronics: Corrosion reliability issues and preventive measures”. Further more Rajan is part of the editorial board of many corrosion journals. See LinkedIn profile here.

Morten Jellesen and
Rajan Ambat teaching the course in 2023
Morten S. Jellesen is Associate Professor within corrosion and surface technology at DTU Construct, Section of Materials and Surface Engineering. He has many years of research expertise in corrosion and surface technology with contributions to more than 100 publications and several patents within corrosion and tribocorrosion characterization, failure analysis, performance and degradation of biomaterials, corrosion of electronics, atmospheric corrosion and reliability of materials exposed to harsh climatic environments. See LinkedIn profile here.

Course: Corrosion control for a greener world: A short course on theory and practice, 22-23 January 2024

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Registration fee

10,595  DKK  Members of ATV-SEMAPP and promoting partners listed in the registration form
11,595 DKK  Non-members

All prices are excluded of Danish VAT.

Save 1,000 DKK when registering before 10. November 2023.

The fee includes two days of teaching, course materials, catering, dinner at 22rd of January, and the book “Corrosion and Corrosion Control – and introduction to Corrosion Science and Engineering” 4th edition by R. Winston Revie and Herbert H. Uhlig.

Participants will receive a certificate after completing the course.




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Hotels near DTU
Zleep hotel Lyngby  – approx. 500 meters from DTU
Scandic Eremitage – approx. 1,3 km from DTU

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