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.
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.
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