Corrosion Engineering and Prevention C1217

Topics: Manufacturing and Materials

The transportation industry, including motor vehicles, aircraft, rail, marine, commercial, off-road and defense vehicles, as well as infrastructures, energy sectors, raw materials, manufacturing, health and food industries all experience significant issues with corrosion which results in billions of dollars of loss each year. Corrosion education and prevention is essential to improve and increase the service life of parts and components which may have a significant impact on the economy of various industries and nations.

The focus of this course will be on the fundamentals of corrosion engineering and corrosion prevention of metallic and alloy structures as well as on non-metallic composites and hybrid materials. Recent challenges and opportunities in corrosion of advanced composites used in the automotive, aerospace, and marine industries as well as for underground structures for oil, gas, geothermal and tidal wave technologies will also be included. Different types of corrosion, methods of corrosion protection and prevention, optimum engineering design of corrosion resistance parts and components, standard corrosion tests, responsibilities of corrosion engineers, and a process for setting-up an advanced corrosion laboratory will be discussed. This course also covers most traditional and non-traditional tests for corrosion studies, including real-time characterization techniques and analysis of corrosion phenomenon and corrosion monitoring principles.

Learning Objectives

By attending this seminar, you will be able to:

  • Describe the basic electrochemical concepts of various corrosion processes
  • Articulate and utilize corrosion prevention strategies and estimate corrosion behavior of materials and components
  • Describe the role of ion-diffusion, crystal structure, and grain size on corrosion of metals and alloys
  • Design and engineer corrosion resistive components for different industries
  • Define methods of corrosion protection and interpret corrosivity maps
  • Perform standard corrosion tests, in-depth analyses of test results
  • Define anodic/cathodic protections and coatings specifications for various components
  • Formulate corrosion prevention coatings materials for metallic and non-metallic structures

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for engineers working in automotive, commercial vehicle, off-road, aerospace, marine, rail, energy sectors, electronics and related industries who are interested in corrosion and corrosion prevention. Engineers working for chemical companies on the production of corrosion resistive materials and chemicals and scientists working for government and national laboratories working in the area of conservation, national infrastructures, and advanced energy technologies, as well as academicians will benefit from this course.


Individuals should have an engineering or science degree and a basic understanding of electrochemistry.

You must complete all course contact hours and successfully pass the learning assessment to obtain CEUs.

  • Fundamentals of Corrosion and Corrosion Prevention
    • Overview of corrosion problems and their economic impacts
    • Basic electrochemical principles of corrosion and corrosion prevention
    • Types of corrosion and role of electromotive force, ion diffusion, crystal structure, and grain size
    • Corrosion of composite materials and impact of combined cyclic loading and corrosion
    • Standard corrosion tests, and recent software and hardware for corrosion testing
  • Mechanisms and Prevention of Corrosion
    • Automotive components
    • Aerospace components
    • Marine and underwater infrastructures
    • Electronics and energy related systems
  • Corrosion Engineering and Coating Technologies
    • Design principles to minimize corrosion
    • Passive and active coating technologies
  • Surface Coating Technologies for Corrosion Prevention
    • In-situ surface coating and coating optimization
    • Anodic and cathodic protections and engineering principles
    • Application of metal oxides, carbides, nitrides and composite coating
  • Supply and Manufacturing of Corrosion Prevention Materials
    • Inorganic base coating materials and their applications
    • Organic based coating materials and mode of operation
    • Composite coatings and their applications in auto and aerospace industries
  • Corrosion and Corrosion Prevention of EVs and HEVs with Batteries, Supercapacitors and Fuel Cells
    • Corrosion prevention and role of high voltage, electromagnetic sources
    • Corrosion in fuel cells and component design to optimize corrosion
    • Corrosion in renewable alternative energy sectors
Gholam-Abbas Nazri


Dr. Nazri is currently the technical director of new technologies at Frontier Applied Sciences and Technologies, LLC. and is also Professor of Physics at Wayne State University. Dr. Nazri began his career as a Research Scientist at General Motors Global Research and Development Center after two years of postdoctoral fellowships at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. He also served as a visiting Professor at the University of Pierre and Marie Curie, Paris France, Institute of Condense Matter Chemistry at Bordeaux France, and Institute of Materials at Nantes, France. He is an active organizer of Symposia on advanced batteries and is on the International Science Advisory Board of several Lithium Battery Meetings and Conferences. Dr. Nazri has published over 100 scientific papers, 12 proceedings volumes, two text books on science and technology of lithium batteries, and is the holder of 15 U.S. patents. His research interests are in the area of corrosion and corrosion protection, design of new materials for advance batteries for transportation, supercapacitors, solid-state hydrogen storage materials, electrochemical catalysis, synthesis of novel materials, and advanced analytical techniques for real-time study of electrochemical systems. Dr. Nazri received his Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from the Center for Electrochemical Sciences, Case Western Reserve University where his theses focused on Corrosion and Passivation of Ferrous Alloys.

CEUs: 1.3

Fees: $1299.00

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