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ICorr NW Branch and University of Manchester Joint Event ‘World Corrosion Awareness Day’

April 24 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Date:  Wednesday 24 April 2024
Time:  12.30 (for lunch) – 16:30
Room Engineering B_2B.002 M&T University of Manchester, School of Materials, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PL

To celebrate World Corrosion Awareness Day, the Institute of Corrosion Northwest Branch is holding a joint event with the University of Manchester. The event will comprise of an afternoon of the following exciting and varied presentations from University of Manchester and industry speakers:

The Role of Organophosphates in Corrosion Inhibition, K Brook (University of Manchester) With a background in the coatings industry, Kathy will present post-graduate research on this innovative area of corrosion prevention.

Cathodic Protection of Wind Turbine Monopiles – Internal and External Issues, David Buxton (Intertek CAPCIS)

David Buxton is a Corrosion Consultant who has spent over 30 years working in cathodic protection and stray current corrosion control. David completed a PhD at the Corrosion Centre (UMIST/University of Manchester) and has been at Intertek CAPCIS for 20+ years undertaking both onshore and offshore cathodic protection related investigations, testing and assessments. He will outline issues associated with cathodic protection in the emerging area of renewable energy.

Quff: An Innovation in Quantum Computer Programming, Christopher Wright (University of Manchester)

Christoper will present on this new programming language, developed for the fast-moving field of quantum software engineering. Quff is a high-level, dynamically-typed programming language focused on simple yet effective hybrid programme development.

My Corrosion Journey: Dr Jane Lomas (ICorr / Amtec Consultants Limited)

The talk will cover some aspects of the working life of a corrosion engineer and the role that ICorr has played in Jane’s corrosion journey. Whilst obtaining a BSc in Biochemistry, an interest in the problems with corrosion of metal hip joint replacements made an MSc in Corrosion seem a logical next step. This led on to the establishment of an independent corrosion consultancy and jobs ranging from beer cans to aeroplanes; bulk carriers to battleships; building and factory corrosion issues to corrosion of classic cars, church windows and Blackpool Tower.

The talk sees the continued development of links between the Institute and University to showcase innovative research and develop links with local industry representatives in the Northwest area.

Lunch will be provided at 12:30 for registered attendees.

Please follow the link to register in advance for this event

Eventbrite link

If you have any queries, dietary or access requirements, please contact Greg Brown, NW Chair: Tel: 0161 9264554


April 24
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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University of Manchester
School of Materials, Oxford Road
Manchester, M13 9PL United Kingdom
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