Do you have any actual or potential partnerships with industry to study corrosion or develop continuing education for practicing engineers? If so, please describe them.

  • Yes. Research activities.

  • Yes. Joint projects, industry-sponsored projects, short courses onsite for engineers.

  • Have a nearly completed plan to establish a distance education corrosion course in cooperation with ASM.

  • Ongoing industrial partnerships in areas such as oil pipelines, semiconductor manufacturing, etc.

  • We are developing continuing education options with a number of manufacturing companies.

How does the teaching of corrosion R&D fit into your strategic planning?

  • It does not.

  • Dependent upon interest and funding opportunities.

  • It is rarely discussed.

  • Major component.

  • It does not have a high profile compared to things like nano, bio, etc. Still a necessary part of the education for our alumni in engineering companies.

  • It is not a critical component. Corrosion is one of the many design considerations and is equivalently important to other materials selection and materials design factors.

  • Unclear at this point.

  • Seen as crucial in priority areas such as materials for energy applications, nanotechnology.

  • We will continue to offer a course in corrosion/electrochemistry.

  • We feel it is important in a broad context that includes other failure mechanisms like wear.

  • Only as an outcome for the undergraduate chemical engineering.

  • The department faculty feel corrosion is a critical area where students need a basic understanding

  • It is not a focus area.

What are the challenges in establishing/maintaining corrosion classes?

  • It is not a required class for our students and they have very few electives in their programs.

  • Student interest.

  • Lack of faculty interest.

  • The lack of an adequate textbook that covers ALL aspects of the environmental degradation of materials. Textbooks that are exclusive to metals are

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