|[28–29 Nov 2019]||COIN DESC annual meeting in Delft|
|The final annual meeting of the
COIN DESC project took place
on 28–29 November, 2019, at the Faculty of Mechanical,
Maritime and Materials Engineering (3mE), TU Delft. The
purpose of the two day meeting was to present and
brainstorm the results obtained during the third project
year as well as to discuss the publications that are
currently under preparation. At the meeting we also planned
the forthcoming publications.
The COIN DESC team at the 2019 meeting in Delft.
|[09–13 Sep 2019]||COIN DESC group participated at EUROCORR 2019 in Sevilla, Spain|
From 9th to 13th September 2019 we
attended the largest European conference on corrosion
protection – EUROCORR
2019, held in Seville, Spain. The motto of the
conference "New times, new materials, new corrosion
challenges" emphasized the importance of developing
new materials that allow for ecological and sustainable
We presented 6 oral presentations, in particular:
These contributions were presented at the mini-symposium within the section Mechanisms, Methods & Modeling, chaired by two COIN DESC group members – I. Milošev and A. Kokalj.
|[27–30 May 2019]||Plenary and keynote lectures given at 7th RSE-SEE Symposium in Split, Croatia.|
From 27th to 30th May 2019 several
COIN DESC project members
attended the 7th RSE-SEE Symposium (Regional
Symposium on Electrochemistry – South East Europe) that
took place in Split, Croatia. More than 150 participants
joined the conference thus giving an excellent
opportunity to meet colleagues from South-East Europe
involved in research in electrochemistry.
Arjan Mol, a COIN DESC project member, presented a plenary lecture entitled "In-situ electrochemical, microscopic and spectroscopic studies of local corrosion and buried metal-polymer interfaces", whereas the project PI Anton Kokalj presented a keynote lecture entitled "Molecular modeling of corrosion inhibitors: a search for physically sound descriptors". The last COIN DESC related lecture entitled "The influence of surface preparation on efficiency of mercapto and phosphonic inhibitors adsorbed on aluminium and copper metal" was given by Dževad Kozlica.
|[19–21 Nov 2018]||COIN DESC annual meeting in Hasselt|
|Annual meeting of the COIN DESC project took place on 19–21
November, 2018, at Universiteit Hasselt in Hasselt.
The purpose of the meeting was threefold: (i) to present,
review, and discuss the results obtained during the second
project year, (ii) to discuss the publications that are
currently under preparation and to plan the forthcoming
publications, and (iii) to plan the project activities for
the following year.
The COIN DESC team at the annual 2018 meeting.
|[09–13 Sep 2018]||COIN DESC group participated at EUROCORR 2018 in Krakow, Poland|
From 9th to 13th September 2018 we
participated at EUROCORR
2018, which is the largest event in the field of
corrosion protection in Europe. We presented four oral
presentations, in particular:
1. P. Taheri, O. Bottazzi, I. Milošev, A. Kokalj, J.M.C. Mol: »Corrosion inhibitors of copper, zinc and copper-zinc alloys, using imidazole-based compounds with different functional groups«
2. F. Renner, S. Neupane, P. Losada-Perez: »AFM characterization of Cu-based alloys: Force measurements on inhibitor-modified surfaces«
3. A. Kokalj, M. Lozinšek, B. Kapun, P. Taheri, S. Neupane, P. Losada-Perez, C. Xie, P. Bruna, E. Pineda, S. Stavber, D. Crespo, F.U. Renner, A. J.M.C. Mol, I. Milošev: »A combined experimental and modeling search for corrosion inhibitor descriptors: functionalized azole molecules as potential corrosion inhibitors for Cu and Zn«
4. S. Neupane, P. Lasada-Perez, F. Uwe Renner: »Study of corrosion initiation and inhibition on noble metal alloy surfaces with well-defined nanoscale application of complex thiol films«
Some among project members and their colleagues at EUROCORR 2018.
|[20–24 Aug 2018]||Shova Neupane received the best poster award at "SPM on SPM 2018".|
|Shova Neupane, a COIN DESC group member from Hasselt
University, received the best conference poster award at
on SPM 2018 as well as a poster award from
Nanoscale journal for her poster entitled Inhibitor
Modification and Surface Morphology Effect on Initial
Dealloying on Metallic Alloy Surfaces. The SPM on SPM
2018: 4th International Conference on Scanning
Probe Microscopy on Soft and Polymeric Materials took
place in Leuven (Belgium) from 20–24 August, 2018.
Shova Neupane in front of her awarded poster.
|[11–13 Jun 2018]||CorrTalk workshop in Ljubljana|
and COR_ID project teams organized the
CorrTalk workshop, dedicated to
integrative approaches to corrosion research. Workshop took
place in Ljubljana (Slovenia) from 11 to 13 June 2018. More
info about the workshop is available at the workshop
Participants at the CorrTalk workshop.
|[16–17 Nov 2017]||COIN DESC annual meeting in Barcelona|
|A two day annual meeting of the
COIN DESC project took place
on 16–17 November, 2017, at Universitat Politècnica de
Catalunya in Barcelona. The purpose of the meeting was
twofold: (i) to present, review, and discuss the results
obtained during the first project year, and (ii) to plan
the project activities for the following year.
The COIN DESC team at the annual meeting.
|[27–28 Oct 2016]||COIN DESC kick-off meeting in Ljubljana|
|A two day kick-off meeting of the
COIN DESC project took place
on October 27 and 28 at Jožef Stefan Institute in
Ljubljana, Slovenia. Project consortium, coordinated by Dr.
Anton Kokalj, links scientist from one research
organization and three universities. During the kick-off
meeting the representatives of each partner discussed the
work plan and set the road map for the utilization of the
project goal, which is to deepen the mechanistic
understanding of corrosion inhibition and to design
corrosion resistant copper-based alloy systems by using
The COIN DESC team.