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Automotive Corrosion Symposium

Jun 18, 2020 to Jun 19, 2020
Detroit, MI, United States
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Corrosion is a concern within the automotive industry, not only in the form of cosmetic corrosion resistance from a consumer aesthetics perspective, but also for its potential to affect functionality, reliability, and the safety of road vehicles. This concern is heightened in light of increasingly stringent emission standards that are driving the industry toward high strength lighter weight materials with significantly different corrosion properties and the potential for mixed metal interactions. 

The Automotive Corrosion Symposium seeks to draw industry experts from automotive OEMs, material suppliers, paint supplies and Tier 1 suppliers to foster communication within the automotive industry and address industry wide corrosion issues.

Call For Abstracts

The Automotive Corrosion Symposium is soliciting abstracts for presentations related to a variety of automotive corrosion concerns. Visit the link below for details:


Organization Committee

The Symposium is organized by industry professionals addressing automotive corrosion from a variety of technical perspectives. Our committee members are:

  • Niamh Hosking, Ph.D., Ford Motor Company, Lead: Coatings, Corrosion, and Surface Engineering/Vehicle Research and Technology
  • Mark Yergin, General Motors, GSSLT Lead and Engineering Group Manager: GMNA Corrosion Engineering
  • Mary Lyn Lim, Ph.D., PPG, Corrosion Platform Technical Lead; Substrate Protection Systems
  • Francine Bovard, Arconic, Sr. Technical Specialist: Materials Engineering
  • Sean Fowler, Q-Lab, Senior Technical Director: Weathering and Corrosion
  • James Dante, Southwest Research Institute, Manager: Environmental Performance of Materials

Accommodations & Registration

The event takes place June 18-19 at the Courtyard Detroit Downtown, 333 East Jefferson Ave, Detroit, MI 48226. The hotel block rate is $222 for this symposium. Registration will include cost of attending the symposium as well as breakfast, lunch and refreshments both days. Registration cost and further accommodation details will be available soon. Submit questions to James Dante, Symposium Chair, or call +1 210 522 5458 for more information.