About the Course

Audience of the course:

This course is intended for those that have had past exposue to the topics of corrosion in prior short courses, undergraduate classes, or field experience, but would like to have a deeper understanding of the concepts and issues in corrosion science and engineering.  Introductory concepts will be reviewed, however; the focus of the modules will be on in-depth discussions.

Topics Covered in the course:

  • Thermodynamics and Kinetics of Corrosion
  • Environment Assisted Cracking
  • Passivity and Localized Corrosion
  • Treatment of Data from Corrosion Measurements

Set up of the modules:

Each module is offered either in the mornings or afternoons of the three-day program.  Two modules are offered co-currently during each morning and afternoon session. Attendees may choose to take one module during each  day or  a module in the morning session and in the afternoon of each program day.


This program is taught by Prof. Barbara Shaw from Penn State University, Dean Rudolph Buchheit from University of Kentucky, and Prof. Gerald Frankel from The Fontana Corrosion Center.

Registration, Location, and Contact Information

More Information about this course can be found at Penn State Unviersity's website https://sites.esm.psu.edu/wiki/research:bas13:corrosion_short_course