First held in 1959 the “Corrosion Science Symposium” (Institute of Corrosion, ICorr) is a friendly forum for up-to-date research and practise in corrosion and is especially welcoming to early career researchers. It will incorporate the postponed “Advances in Corrosion Protection by Organic Coatings” (an event of the European Federation of Corrosion). The conference will be opened by ICorr President, Bill Hedges with the U.R. Evans’ Award, the premier ICorr award, presented to Professor Mary Ryan of Imperial College.

The joint conference will be in-person for speakers and delegates in Manchester between Monday 6 September and Thursday 9 September and live-streamed / recorded for those who can’t be present.

Venue and transport

The conference will be held in the Harwood Room of The University of Manchester which is 5 minutes walk from Manchester Piccadilly railway / tram station and less than 10 minutes walk from the City Centre. There is plenty of local accomodation at a range of prices.

The venue and conference arrangements are fully compliant with Government advice and University policy on Covid


Abstracts (100-200 words with optional figure) for oral presentation are welcome on all aspects of corrosion, oxidation, materials degradation or performance including, but not limited, to:

  • General and localised aqueous corrosion
  • Wear and tribo-corrosion
  • High-temperature degradation
  • Electrochemical protection
  • Corrosion inhibition and surface science
  • Passivity / anodic processes
  • Surface engineering and metal finishing
  • Corrosion protective coatings
  • Analytical methods and correlative microscopy
  • Corrosion modelling from atoms to application

Abstract submission:

Keynote speakers and events

  • Bill Hedges: President, ICorr, formally Chief Engineer, Integrity Management at BP
  • Herman Terryn: Professor of Surface Science and Engineering, Vrije Universiteit Brussel
  • Mary Ryan: U.R. Evans’ Awardee & Professor of Materials Science, Imperial College, London
  • Lionel Sheir Prize for best presentation by a speaker aged 30 or under
  • Workshop on “Sustainable Coatings by Rational Design”

Speaker instructions

  • Conventional oral presentations should last for 20-25 minutes with 5 minutes for questions from delegates
  • Short “poster” presentations comprise 3 slides for 3 minutes + 1 question

Registration and accommodation

Full registration (£225) covers 4-days in-person attendance, all refreshments and social events. Daily registration (£95) is also available. Please ask about local accommodation options.

Click to book online (closes 30th August)

Questions and further information