Expertise in corrosion research and materials performance
We are a world leader in corrosion research and materials performance, and we provide related testing and technical services to government agencies and to companies across the globe. This page summarizes our expertise.
WHAT WE DO
We expertly conduct laboratory and field exposures to predict, prevent and manage the damage due to corrosion and to develop new and improved corrosion mitigation methods.
Advanced material development
We design, fabricate, evaluate for advanced materials, coatings and surface treatments for greater corrosion resistance. This includes metals, ceramics, polymers and composites.
We develop and apply analytical models with experimental validation to predict, prevent, and manage corrosion, while expanding the science of corrosion processes.
Corrosion mitigation and risk management
We develop and apply corrosion risk management tools for performance assessment and life prediction to increase safety and reliability and reduce costs of corrosion. We also evaluate alternative corrosion mitigation strategies.
Analytical tools and spectroscopies
We determine chemical, structural and mechanical properties to support materials performance and development. We also measure properties of bulk materials, composites, thin films and surface treatments over dimensional range from macro-scale to nano-scale.
Technical development and deployment
We accelerate the transition of evolving corrosion mitigation from the laboratory to commercialization and use. Projects range from proof-of-concept, product/process scale-up to full production.