Materials experts join the corrosion community in China
Arjan Mol, professor of Corrosion Technology and Electrochemistry, and Herman Terryn, part-time lecturer at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, were the first international corrosion scientists to receive a Fellowship Award from the Chinese Society for Corrosion and Protection (CSCP) this month. The fellowship serves to highlight the potential of exchanging fundamental knowledge across continents and further reinforce collaboration with China.
During the CSCP Conference in Nanchang, China they were praised for their significant achievements in the area of fundamental corrosion research and their effort to promote interaction between the European and Chinese academic corrosion communities. For example, as president van de European Corrosion Federation (EFC), Arjan Mol recently managed to successfully build a bridge between both communities by organising the 2019 International Conference on Corrosion Protection and Application ICCPA in Chongqing China. Hundreds of local corrosion scientists attended this conference.
Arjan Mol ‘The recognition that comes with this fellowship is a special honour that underscores and rewards the collaboration, activities and research results of many people. The massive research potential in China is impressive, and the fundamental knowledge that they have in the area of (protection against) corrosion complements that of our researchers in Delft. Mutual reinforcement of our knowledge provides us with even more insight into local mechanisms of corrosion and protection methods. They also offer new insights for unravelling promising protective mechanisms, also in the area of surface functionalization, such as self-healing coatings and self-lubricating surfaces. This is enabling us to reinforce each other and push each other to greater heights.’
Founded in 1979, the Chinese Society for Corrosion and Protection (CSCP) is the national corrosion organization dedicated in advancing corrosion mitigation in China and globally through promoting corrosion research and education. Currently, CSCP has over 200 institutional members from both academia and industries, and consists of 5 working committees, 23 professional committees, one standardization committee, and 15 local societies in Beijing, Shanghai, Liaoning and other provinces and cities in China. The CSCP Fellow award was established in 2019 at the 40th anniversary of the Society.