Academic study into the corrosion and degradation of materials started over 65 years ago in the Chemical Engineering Department of the former University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST). For over 50 years the corrosion laboratories were based in Jackson’s Mill (“The Mill”) on the former UMIST campus. However, the new Manchester Engineering Campus Development has now afforded us state-of-the-art facilities to take our research forward into the next generation.
The 2-day meeting reflects both the history of the subject and celebrates the opening of the new corrosion labs. The first day will look backwards to the history, and forwards to the future, of the subject, explore the importance of industry collaboration and partnerships, and hear from some of our graduates and partners. We will have a small exhibition, show posters of current research and tour the new laboratory, followed by dinner at the Manchester Museum. The second day will showcase our research partnerships with BP (Materials for Demanding Environments: M4DE) and with AkzoNobel (Sustainable Coatings by Rational Design: SusCoRD).
The conference will begin at 12.30pm on 3 April 2023. An event programme can be accessed here.
Staff and students from Manchester can contact Jane.Deakin@manchester.ac.uk with a cost code to arrange an internal funds transfer.
MECD – Eng A_Lecture ThB; 2A.041
Registration/Event Space: MECD, Eng B, Ground Floor