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MME Graduate Seminar Series: Deterministic Prediction of Localized Corrosion Damage

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Friday, September 28, 2018 at 3:00pm to 5:00pm

FIU College of Engineering and Computing, EC3930

Various forms of localized corrosion (LC), including pitting corrosion (PC), crevice corrosion (CC), stress corrosion cracking (SCC), and corrosion fatigue (CF) are responsible for the majority of corrosion-related failures in industrial, military, and infrastructural systems. However, all LC processes comprise three distinct stages: initiation, propagation, and death and each of these stages in the life of a single event are now amenable to deterministic prediction.

Professor Macdonald gained his Ph.D. degree (1969) in Chemistry from the University of Calgary in Canada. He has served as the Director and Professor of the Fontana Corrosion Center, Ohio State University, Vice President and has been Professor and later Distinguished Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at Pennsylvania State University from 1991 to 2012. He was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2011 for his work on the phenomenon of passivity. Now, he is a Professor in Residence Emeritus in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at UC Berkeley. 

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Academics, Lectures & conferences


Students, Faculty & Staff

College of Engineering & Computing, Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering
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