Great honour for Vijayshankar Dandapani
Doctoral student selected to give a talk at the Gordon Research Conference 2016 on Aqueous Corrosion in New London, USA
Vijayshankar Dandapani, doctoral student in the group “Corrosion” in the department “Interface Chemistry and Surface Engineering”, was selected to give a talk at the Gordon Research Conference 2016 on Aqueous Corrosion which took place from 10 – 15 July in New London, USA. He was an invited speaker at the Gordon Research Seminar, a conference for young researchers, and was selected there out of 12 presenters to give a talk at the main conference with internationally leading experts in corrosion science.
Vijayshankar’s work is about the understanding of basics of coating degradation for corrosion protection. He reported for the first time in corrosion science how interfacial oxygen reduction rates at the buried metal-organic coating interface can be directly obtained by a potentiometric measurement, when combined with hydrogen permeation from the backside of a sample.
The Gordon Research Conferences provide an international forum for the presentation and discussion of frontier research in biology, chemistry and physics. The Seminars are organized for young researchers enabling them to discuss their current research and to build up first networks. The Seminars always begin the weekend prior to the main Conference.