The project consortium comprises researchers from four partner countries (Slovenia, Belgium, Spain, and Netherlands) and consists of four partners, i.e., one research organization and three universities.
Project coordinator: dr. Anton Kokalj Partner 1 (coordinator): Department of Physical and Organic Chemistry, Jožef Stefan Institute (Slovenia) Role in the project: Computational multi-scale modelling and simulation; Electrochemical testing and characterization of corrosion resistance; Organic synthesis of corrosion inhibitors. Partner 2: Institute for Materials Research, Hasselt University (Belgium) Role in the project: In-situ and ex-situ characterization of the stability and mechanical properties of different type of corrosion inhibitors at the nanoscale and the kinetics of their adsorption, real-time monitoring of the nanoscale initiation and development of localized corrosion in crystalline and amorphous alloys. Use of novel flow cells with solution analysis (SFC-ICP-MS). Partner 3: Department of Physics, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (Spain) Role in the project: Production of crystalline and amorphous metallic alloys; Computational modelling and simulation. Partner 4: Materials Science and Engineering, Delft University of Technology (Netherlands) Role in the project: Microscopic in-situ studies of mechanisms and kinetics of corrosion inhibitor interaction with copper model alloys, linking computational modelling and nanoscopic inhibitor-metal interaction studies with corrosion inhibition efficiency on a macroscopic scale by using novel and advanced local in-situ characterization techniques.
Project steering committee
Dr. Anton Kokalj (Partner 1)
Prof. dr. Frank Uwe Renner (Partner 2)
Prof. dr. Daniel Crespo (Partner 3)
Prof. dr. Johannes M. C. Arjan Mol (Partner 4)