November 1, 2017 at 8:30 pm

Science Cafe | Is Corrosion like Corruption? What’s the Cost? Can It be Stopped? Nov. 15

Science Café presents Srdjan Nesic on “Is Corrosion like Corruption? What’s the cost? Can it be stopped?” on Wednesday, Nov. 15, at 5 p.m. at the Baker Center Front Room.

Corrosion is the chemical disintegration of a metallic infrastructure, including pipelines, bridges, power plants, refineries, cars, trains and planes; nearly everything is made out of metal.  Civilization relies on this infrastructure; if the metal goes, everything crumbles.

But how many kids would say, “Oh, I want to study corrosion?” It’s rusty; it’s dirty. Nesic, professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering and director of the Institute for Corrosion and Multiphase Technology in the Russ College of Engineering and Technology, does exactly that.

Srdjan Nesic

Srdjan Nesic

“Corrosion is important,” Nesic said. “In the U.S. alone, we spend about 3 to 5 percent of GDP (more than $0.5 trillion) combating corrosion. It is one of the largest expenses in the U.S. economy, but few people know this. Corrosion happens; it’s a natural, unstoppable process. But it can be slowed down.”

At his Science Café, Nesic will discuss the process and cost of corrosion and the research being done at the institute.

Sciencé Cafe events are held on Wednesdays at 5 p.m. in the Front Room at Baker University Center. They are free and open to students, faculty and staff. Science Café is a venue for students to share their interests informally during a conversation exchange in a friendly setting.

The Science Café is hosted by Dr. Sarah Wyatt, Professor of Environmental & Plant Biology and Vice President of the Ohio University Chapter of Sigma Xi, and Roxanne Malé-Brune, Director of Grant Development and Projects in the Office of the Vice President for Research and Creativity.

Science Café and Café Conversations are sponsored by the Office of Vice President for Research and Creativity and the Ohio University Chapter of Sigma Xi.

Fall 2017 Science Café & Café Conversations

Sept. 20, Lisa Crockett, Professor, Biological Sciences | Watch on A&S TV

Café Conversation: Sept 27: Colin Gabler, Assistant Professor, Marketing | Watch on A&S TV

Oct. 11, Julie Suhr, Professor, Psychology | Watch on A&S YV

Oct. 18, Paul Patton, Assistant Professor, Anthropology and Food Studies | Watch on A&S TV

Nov. 11, Zach Meisel, Assistant Professor, Physics | Watch on A&S TV

Nov. 15, Srdjan Nesic, Professor, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering; Director, Institute for Corrosion Multiphase Technology | Watch on A&S TV

Dec. 6, Nancy Stevens, Professor, Biomedical Sciences

Spring 2018

Jan. 24

Feb. 7, Kim Rios, Associate Professor, Psychology

Feb. 21 Jana Houser, Assistant Professor, Geography

March 7

March 21, Ken Walsh, Associate Professor, Civil Engineering

April 4, Morgan Vis, Professor and Chair, Env. & Plant Biology

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