Corrosion: An Interdisciplinary Approach (Third KPA lecture) (25/05/22)

Speaker and Affliation:

Prof. V.A. Ravi
Professor, Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering,
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona)


Dr. Vilupanur A. Ravi is a Professor in the Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering at the California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona), USA. He is currently the K. P. Abraham Visiting Chair Professor in the Department of Materials Engineering at the Indian Institute of Science. He is an alumnus of the Institute, having obtained his B.E. in Metallurgy with distinction, followed by MS and PhD degrees from the Ohio State University. His research interests are in the areas of corrosion, high temperature materials/coatings and materials processing. His work has been recognized through several awards and honors including the NACE Technical Achievement Award, and Fellowships in several organizations including the National Academy of Inventors, ASM International, and NACE International. He is a registered Professional Engineer (PE) in California, a Chartered Engineer (CEng) in the UK and a European Engineer (Eur Ing).


25th May, 2022 (Wednusday), 03:00 PM (India Standard Time)


Department of Materials Engineering, KPA auditorium


Corrosion is a phenomenon that affects metals and metallic alloys in different ways depending upon the environmental conditions. Corrosion science and engineering is a truly interdisciplinary endeavor that involves knowledge and expertise in a broad range of diverse fields. In this talk, I will outline how economics, history, chemistry, electrochemistry, electronics, metallurgy and materials science all play a role in motivating, informing, understanding, quantifying and dealing with corrosion. Forms of corrosion and materials selection will be included as time permits. Examples will be provided to illustrate concepts.