Corrosion and protection against corrosion: awareness and expertise

Themes: Water & Maritime, Materials

Late lab scale demonstration

A TRL is a measure to indicate the matureness of a developing technology. When an innovative idea is discovered it is often not directly suitable for application. Usually such novel idea is subjected to further experimentation, testing and prototyping before it can be implemented. The image below shows how to read TRL’s to categorise the innovative ideas.

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Corrosion has a huge economic impact on society and industry (adding up to about 3.5% of our GDP), affecting structures from chips to ships and from cars to aircraft, compromising health, environment and safety.


TU Delft is unique in its corrosion research in the Netherlands and beyond, aiming to reduce avoidable costs by supporting the entire chain via knowledge dissemination and increasing the scientific understanding of safe and eco-friendly corrosion protection.


The above is done using masterclasses, contract research and publications. Considering the high need for efficient and effective corrosion management and control, collaboration with and demand from industry and government is high.

Dr. Arjan Mol


Dr. Yaiza Gonzalez Garcia