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Learn more about the materials science and engineering Materials Design Capstone Project to match the opportunity that's right for you.

Corrosion is a dangerous and extremely costly problem. Because of it, buildings and bridges can collapse, oil pipelines break, chemical plants leak, and bathrooms flood. It affects all classes of materials and is a key concern in virtually all technologies. MSEN faculty work on all aspects of corrosion science and engineering. Specific topics include the physicochemical basis of corrosion and kinetics; passivity; localized corrosion; corrosion protection including surface treatments and coatings; anode behavior; high-temperature corrosion and oxidation; methods for the study of corrosion including spectroscopy and electrochemical techniques and scanning probe microscopies; numerical simulations, computational chemistry, and mathematical modeling as applied to corrosion.

Core Faculty

Tahir Cagin

  • Professor, Materials Science & Engineering
Tahir Cagin

Raymundo Case

  • Professor of Practice, Materials Science & Engineering
Raymundo Case

Homero Castaneda

  • Professor, Materials Science & Engineering
  • Director, National Corrosion and Materials Reliability Center
Homero Castaneda

Michael J. Demkowicz

  • Associate Professor, Materials Science & Engineering
  • Director of Graduate Programs, Materials Science & Engineering
  • Director, Center for Research Excellence on Dynamically Deformed Solids (CREDDS)
  • Presidential Impact Fellow
Michael J. Demkowicz

Ankit Srivastava

  • Associate Professor, Materials Science & Engineering
Ankit Srivastava