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Automotive Corrosion Symposium

Apr 11, 2024 to Apr 12, 2024
Detroit, MI, United States
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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 suppliers and Tier 1 suppliers to foster communication within the automotive industry and address industry wide corrosion issues.

Call for Abstracts

The Theme of 2024 symposium is “Applied Corrosion Science for Next-Gen Vehicles.” The Symposium, now in its second year, is seeking abstracts for both speakers and poster presentations that provide perspective on automotive corrosion concerns facing the industry, precompetitive research, governmental policies, and lessons learned within the industry. Abstracts will be accepted through February 1, 2024.

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
  • Ullrich Haus, General Motors, GSSLT Lead and Engineering Group Manager: GMNA Corrosion Engineering
  • Wenping Zhang, Ph.D., Arconic, Technical Specialist, Surface and Corrosion
  • Sean Fowler, Q-Lab, Senior Technical Director: Weathering and Corrosion
  • Brian Okerberg, Ph.D., PPG, Senior Research Associate: Novel Electrocoat Technologies
  • James Dante, Southwest Research Institute, Staff Engineer: Mechanics and Materials

Accommodations & Registration

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

  • Early Bird Special: $450, ends February 29, 2024
  • Advanced Registration: $500, ends April 5, 2024
  • On-site Registration: $525

Registration to open soon.


Submit questions to SwRI Automotive Corrosion or call +1 210 522 5458 for more information.