Corrosion directly and indirectly impacts all societal infrastructures, including transportation facilities, offshore and onshore energy grid, sewage systems, drinking water systems, renewable fuel generation and storage, and maritime vessels and structures. Infrastructure plays an irreplaceable role in our society and yet is faced with increasingly greater challenges in terms of increased utilization and the drive for sustainability and reduced ecological impact. However, with the increased global temperatures and resulting environmental changes, understanding and managing the role of materials degradation and material selection in our industries, environment, and society, becomes an even more urgent topic for the next generation of corrosion experts and industry professionals.

This school is a great opportunity for graduate students and post-docs for further specialized training and to network with other colleagues. It directly preceds the EUROCORR 2022 in Berlin, which gives an excellent possibility to attend both events!

 

News

  • The final program is available: here
  • The school is sold out!
  • A flyer is available: here

Important dates

  • Registration cut-off date: June 30, 2022

Please note that the number of attendees is limited to 24 seats! The spaces will be given away on a “first come – first serve” basis.

Objective

The summer school will cover a wide range of corrosion topics, starting with some basics and focussing on the role of corrosion in the transition to net zero energy and to microbiologicaly-influenced corrosion. Internationally renowned experts (e.g., A. Erbe, A. Heyn, P. Keil, R. Eckert, D. Enning, A. Rasmussen, T.L. Skovhus, S. Paterson) will give lectures on the following topics (the preliminary program is available: here):

  • Fundamentals from a materials and corrosion perspective
  • Introduction to state-of-the-art MIC management
  • Several lectures on MIC
  • Corrosion challenges for the transition to net zero energy
  • Career planning

Target audience

The summer school is primarily intended for PhD-students and Post-Docs from universtiies, research organizations and industry.

Between/after lectures – have some (networking) fun!

The school will also organize at least one social event for facilitating networking opportunities. We will also provide options for common dinners (at your own expenses).

Location

The summer school will take place at the BAM in Berlin (Germany), in house 60, room 112. Main entrance: Unter den Eichen 87, 12205 Berlin, Germany.

BAM, Berlin, Germany

Registration & fee

A major part of the costs is covered by our supporting organizations (see at the end of this page)! Nevertheless, a moderate fee needs to be charged to cover the costs for room rent, breaks, meals, etc.:

  • Students: € 195.-
  • Others: € 265.-

The fee includes: Access to the lectures, electronic hand-outs (PDFs), coffee/tea breaks, lunch (Thursday & Friday), 1 social event, internet access.

To register your attendance please download the registration form, fill & sign it and send it by e-mail to gfkorr@dechema.de. After June 30 an invoice on the registration fee will be e-mailed to you, which can then be paid by bank transfer.

The registration cut-off date is June 30, 2022, but please note that the number of attendees is limited and that the spaces will be given away on a “first come – first serve” basis. The organizers reserve the right to cancel the school at any time! Please note that the school is sold out.

The terms and conditions, as well as the cancellation policy you can find here.

Program

The summer school will start on Thursday morning (August 25) and end on Saturday (August 27) with a social event. Lectures will be held on the whole Thursday and Friday. The program is now available for download.

Meals: Beverages during the breaks and lunch on Thursday and Friday are included in the registration fee.

Social activities

A social event for networking will be organized by the YoungEFC on Saturday and there will be additional options available for having common dinner (at your own costs) on Thursday and Saturday evening together with the COST Workshop attendees. An e-mail will be sent to all registered school attendees with links to sign up for those events. Please note that spaces are limited (“first come – first serve”) and the registration deadline is July 11.

  • Option 1) August 25, 19:00: Buffet dinner at Restaurant Sombrero in Berlin, 44 EURO per person (incl. buffet + 1 cocktail)
  • Option 2) August 27, approx. 11:30: Escape room experience, free of charge (costs are covered by the YoungEFC)
  • Option 3) August 27, 18:00: Private tour at BRLO Brewery, consists of a brewery tour (45 min) and a tasting of 5 x 0.1 L beers, each with a matching small foodpairing (45 min), 30 EURO per person

Accommodation

Hotel reservations are at your own responsibility. There are plenty of options available in Berlin. Some hotel options nearby BAM can be found in a list, which is available for download: here (but please note that the list is not up-to-date and some hotels might have higher room prices or might not exist anymore).

Travel information

Some helpful travel links:

 

Organizers and contact

This school is co-organized by EFC‘s WP 7 & WP 4, Young EFC, GfKORR and COST-CA20130 European MIC Network. If you have any questions or requests you can contact the head organizer by sending an e-mail to: efcoss@ecg-comon.org

 

International organizing committee:

D. ​Zander (RWTH Aachen University, Germany), T.L. Skovhus (VIA University College, Denmark), S. Ritter (PSI, Switzerland), M. Mohedano (Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain), A. Heyn (Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg, Germany), Y. Gonzalez-Garcia (Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands), M. Babutzka (BAM, Germany), R. Feser (FH Südwestfalen & GfKORR, Germany), R. Bender (Dechema & EFC, Germany).

The support by the following organizations is gratefully acknowledged: