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Automotive Corrosion Symposium

May 06, 2021 to May 07, 2021
Detroit, MI, United States
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As a result of the COVID-19 situation, we have postponed the June 2020 Automotive Corrosion Symposium. The new date for the symposium will be May 6-7, 2021. More details and a new call for abstracts will become available later this year.

About the Symposium

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.

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 will take place at the Courtyard Detroit Downtown, 333 East Jefferson Ave, Detroit, MI 48226. 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.