DoD Allied Nations Corrosion Conference 2015 Call for Papers

Become a member in the fight against corrosion and share your knowledge-be recognized for your successes worldwide.


Submit your abstract for consideration among 21 symposium topics at the Department of Defense – Allied Nations Technical Corrosion Conference and share your expertise with our global partners.


To submit your abstract, please choose a symposium below and click on the "Submit Your Abstract" link.


Submission deadline is December 20, 2014.

Except the Student Research In Progress Symposium (April 17, 2015) and the Student Poster Session (May 15, 2015)

Student Poster Session


Chair: Dr. David A. Shifler, Office of Naval Research


Student posters will be presented on one of three categories:

  • The Milton Levy category for the field of corrosion science: Recognizes excellence in the area of a fundamental understanding of corrosion phenomena applicable to systems of DoD interest.
  • The Robert Ferrara category for the field of corrosion engineering: Recognizes excellence in the area of practical application of corrosion science to corrosion prevention, detection or control of systems of DoD interest.
  • The Richard (Dick) Kinzie category for the field of applied corrosion technology. Recognizes excellence in the development of tools, techniques, or systems that can be utilized for corrosion prevention, detection or control of systems of DoD interest.


The posters are judged based on the following criteria:

  • Scientific/engineering/technology approach
  • Content
  • Thoroughness
  • Novelty of approach
  • Potential impact on the corrosion community and/or the public
  • Clarity and neatness of presentation


First-, second-, and third-place winners will be recognized in each category.


The application/abstract deadline for student posters at the Department of Defense - Allied Nations Technical Corrosion Conference is May 15, 2015.


Abstracts should be no longer than one page.

Further details such as SRIP Symposium and Student Poster rules and formats will be posted under the CorrDefense homepage.

The United States Department of Defense (DoD) has developed a comprehensive strategy to combat corrosion throughout the armed forces. As resources directed toward corrosion prevention become increasingly constrained, acquisition-level management decisions, maintenance practices, and sustainment paradigms become critical to prolonging the life cycle of materiel. Corrosion control and prevention throughout the DoD costs the United States $22.5 billion each year. Consequently, DoD actively seeks new corrosion mitigation and prevention technologies, processes, products, and management systems for those who acquire and sustain military weapon systems and infrastructure.


As the U.S. DoD continues to develop vital corrosion prevention and control programs, it welcomes the expertise and support of its partners. The 2015 conference will mark the inaugural presence of the department’s allied defense ministry partners--including the United Kingdom, Canada, France, Germany, New Zealand and Australia--whose participation will ensure the expansion of corrosion control efforts worldwide. The 2015 DoD - Allied Nations Technical Corrosion Conference will allow a meaningful exchange of corrosion control information between the U.S. DoD and its allied defense ministry partners, industry, academia, and government agencies so that all entities can collectively seek to reduce the negative impacts of corrosion on global readiness and safety.


Planning for the DoD-Allied Nations Corrosion Conference is subject to the receipt of official government approval.