As scientists and engineers we are confronted with high-temperature component designs across the power, propulsion, and materials production technology sectors that push materials to their limits. Often, high temperature corrosion is considered after the design process is nearly complete, limiting life of components for application in these extreme environments. Our challenges are then to gain a fundamental thermodynamics and kinetics-based understanding of high-temperature materials degradation mechanisms at all length scales (atoms to bulk materials), use this knowledge for both improved life prediction and design of more durable materials. In this conference, we begin with fundamental aspects of high temperature corrosion, advanced characterization techniques, computational methods, and theory to further our understanding. The effects of specific oxidants on materials behavior are considered separately before considering degradation mechanisms in complex environments. Finally, concepts for design of new materials and coatings for improved protection will be discussed.
The invited conference speakers are international experts with a diverse range of government, industry, and academic experience in the high-temperature corrosion field. All attendees are encouraged to contribute posters on their research. We welcome attendees at all levels of research experience from graduate student to emeritus/fellow status. Scientific discussion of all relevant topics is encouraged during the presentation sessions, the poster sessions, and the informal meeting times throughout the week to promote exchange of ideas and to foster new research directions and collaborations. The conference will be preceded by the High Temperature Gordon Research Seminar (GRS) for graduate students and postdoctoral scientists to encourage participation of early career scientists in this field.
The conference will consist of nine sessions, on the topics listed below. The conference chair is currently developing their preliminary program, which will include the names of the invited speakers and discussion leaders for each of these sessions. The preliminary program will be available by October 15, 2018. Please check back for updates.
- Fundamental Aspects of High Temperature Corrosion
- Advanced Characterization Techniques
- Oxidation Mechanisms During Materials Processing
- H2O Effects on High Temperature Corrosion
- Corrosion in Supercritical CO2
- Corrosion in Complex Environments for Energy Applications
- Deposit-Induced Corrosion
- Advanced Materials and Coatings for Improved Protection
- Advances in Diagnostics and Inspection