TC24 - Chemical Measurements - Talks

IMEKO Talks on Chemical Measurements
Date: 19 July 2022

What: 45-minute Discussion Club IMEKO Talks on Chemical Measurements
Who: IMEKO TC24 “Chemical Measurements”
Name of the discussion room: Measurements for corrosion assessment

Date and time: 19 July 2022, 1 p.m. (CET)


Fee: free of charge for participants

Name and surname of the moderator:  Prof. Emma Angelini This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Short description of the discussion topic:   

 Metallic materials and structures undergo corrosion degradation phenomena, that shorten to different extents their lifetime and may lead to huge economic losses as well as unexpected disasters. Consequently, it is mandatory to detect and monitor the corrosion degradation phenomena. The traditional electrochemical methods, the instrumentations and the advanced sensor/probes used for the assessment of corrosion damage will be illustrated. Some case studies and the monitoring data obtained in our laboratories will be presented. The selection of the methods for the corrosion assessment is strictly dependent on the cor-rosion systems to be measured, for example for in-field measurements, the easier and more reliable are preferred. Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy (EIS) is considered as one of the most useful techniques for evaluating both the corrosion rate of a metal in contact with an electrolyte, and the protective performance of an organic coating. The continuous advancement of computer science and mathematics will help in increasing the reliability and robustness of detection and monitoring of corrosion processes.


Briefly about the moderator:

Emma Angelini, Full Professor of Applied Physical Chemistry in Politecnico di Torino, is President of the International Corrosion Council (ICC).

Her research interests are in the following fields: Corrosion and protection of metallic materials, Plasma Chemistry: PECVD coatings for protection of metals, Cultural Heritage safeguard: study of the corrosion mechanisms  of  archaeological, historic and artistic metallic artifacts; Studies on biomaterials: dental materials; biodegradable alloys.



Important: It is not intended as education. This will be the discussion of people with a similar level of knowledge.





Speaker Title Date
Sabrina Grassini Measurements and Diagnostic Techniques for Cultural Heritage 8th February 2022
Luca Lombardo Biomedical measurements and sensors 9th March 2022
Tatjana Tomić Relationship between product
development and chemical measurements
12th April 2022
Sonia Tanimoto Sensors and biosensors for drugs analysis 24th June 2022
Emma Angelini Measurements for corrosion assessment 19th July 2022