Corrosion control for a greener world

– A short course on theory and practice

23 & 24 January 2023
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 and 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 the industry involved in material related aspects, material selection, and corrosion issues at a product level, 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. The course will also elaborate on how corrosion is important in relation to green transition where efficient material selections are needed for efficient products by lower material loss and less contamination of the environment.

A preliminary listing of programme for the course will be the following, although it might be subjected to some modifications.

23 January – Course Day 1:

(Course start 10:00)

Lecture 1: Introduction to corrosion and need of corrosion control in today’s sustainable world

  • 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.

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.

Break: 11:30 – 11:40

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.

Lunch (12:30 – 13:30)

Classroom practical session I: Hands on experimental trials and exercises for understanding corrosion theory

  • 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.

Lecture 4: Different forms of corrosion and importance in engineering applications – Part I

  • This lecture will explain different forms of corrosion by detailed description of degradation mechanisms. Connection to engineering applications will be emphasized by showing examples of failures from actual applications.

Break (14:50-15:00)

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)

Lecture 5: Different forms of corrosion and importance in engineering applications – Part II

  • Continuation of theory behind different forms of corrosion.

Classroom practical session III:

  • Continuation of hands-on experience of degraded parts due to different corrosion types.

Day 1 conclusion session: Summary of lectures, descussion 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.

(End of course 17:00. Dinner dinner at Restaurant Fortunen at 18:00 – if you register for that) 

24 January – Course Day 2:

(Course start 08:30)

Lecture 6: Short overview of corrosion in various technological sectors and green transition requirements

  • This lecture will overview corrosion issues in various technological sectors due to various materials use. Lecture will also cover how corrosion is a challenging issue when using greener materials such as recycled alloys and the need to address such issues.

Lecture 7: Atmospheric corrosion of metals/alloys, importance of atmospheric conditions, and corrosion classes

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

Break (10:00 – 10:10)

Lecture 8:Various methods for corrosion testing

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

Classroom practical session IV: Hands on trial of corrosion testing – Part I

  • 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.

Lunch (12:00 – 13:00)

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.

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.

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.

Break (14:50 – 15:00)

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.

(End of course 15:40)

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 and Morten S. Jellesen.


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 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.

Registration fee

  9,995  DKK  Members of ATV-SEMAPP and promoting partners listed in the registration form
10,995 DKK  Non-members

All prices are excluded of Danish VAT.

Save 1,000 DKK when registering before 15 December 2022.

The fee includes two days of teaching, course materials, catering, dinner at 23rd 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.




Binding registration
Registration is binding, however substitutions are accepted at any time. Just write us an e-mail at

There are no Covid restrictions in Denmark as of now (October 2022) except use your common sense (wash or sanitize your hands regularly, keep distance and stay home if you feel sick). Should restrictions be reintroduced up to the seminar we will let you know. If the seminar is cancelled due to Covid the fee paid will be refunded.

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

Please do not hesitate to contact ATV-SEMAPP by e-mailing or call +45 4525 4899/+45 4525 4897.