European Corrosion Congress (EUROCORR)

VIPCOAT consortium organizes the focused session “Modeling Sustainable Active Protective Coatings” at the EUROCORR22 “Corrosion in a Changing World – Energy, Mobility, Digitalization” in Berlin next year. The consortium members Theo Hack (AIRBUS), Arjan Mol (TUD), Herman Terryn (VUB) and Mikhail Zheludkevich (Hereon) will organize the joint event of EFC WP22 (Corrosion Control in Aerospace), WP8 (Physico-Chemical Methods for Corrosion Testing), WP14 (Coatings), and WP6 (Surface Science, Corrosion Mechanisms and Modeling), to bring together scientists and engineers from academia and industry and to share the latest results, developments and innovations related to development of active corrosion protection technologies applied in aerospace and other branches.
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ECCOMAS Congress 2022

ECCOMAS Congress 2022 accepted VIPCOAT proposal for the organization of a Minisymposium titled “Mathematical models and simulation tools for functional coatings”. Natalia Konchakova (Hereon) Peter Kelin (Fraunhofer ITWM) and Heinz A. Preisig (NTNU) will organize the event together with colleagues from academia (Daniel Höche, Hereon, H2020 project OntoTrans) and industry (Ulf Schoeneberg, Evonik Operations GmbH).
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ECCA congress

VIPCOAT project will be presented at the ECCA Congress in Brussels on November 29-30, 2021. Natalia Konchakova and Peter Klein will provide an invited lecture on Modelling Supported Design of Active Protective Coatings.
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Multidisciplinary training

Multidisciplinary training is the part of VIPCOAT strategy on the Continues Professional Development. Two internal workshops on the Software development culture and Best practice, Materials modelling workshop and Nano-containers workshop were provided by different partners in the first half a year.

VIPCOAT-related PhD electrochemical school

Researches from VUB (Tom Hauffman and Herman Terryn ) are organizing an Electrochemical Doctoral School in the end of November 2021. The Doctoral School is open for PhD students and academia / industrial researchers seeking an in-depth understanding of electrochemical phenomena. This year the school does online.
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Nanotechnoloty2021 conference

Cooperation with OIP projects (MUSICODE and OpenModel) has been started on July 08, 2021 in the frame of the nanotechnoloty2021 conference at the Workshop on Open Innovation and Standardization. Technical cooperation between three Horizon 2020 projects MUSICODE, OpenModel and VIPCOAT, running under call DT-NMBP-11-2020, was discussed at the second workshop on September 01-03, which took place in the hybrid format (as a physical event in Brussels and online).
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1st Corrosion and Materials Degradation Web Conference

Herman Terryn from Vrije Universiteit Brussel presented VIPCOAT at the 1st Corrosion and Materials Degradation Web Conference on May 18 2021. Hermann got the invited lecture “Prediction of Atmospheric Corrosion by FEM Modelling: Challenges and Bottlenecks”, which included focused topic of the project – corrosion modelling.
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At the eSSENCE-EMMC-meeting-2021, on June 07. 2021 the project objectives and general ideas have been presented. VIPCOAT will ensure Sustainable Corrosion Protection through Materials Modelling and Digitalization.
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6th International Conference of Engineering Against

VIPCOAT project focus and aims have been presented by the coordinator at 6th International Conference of Engineering Against Failure (ICEAF 6). Natalia Konchakova from Hereon provided the keynote lecture “Modelling Supported Design of New Active Protective Coatings”.
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The VIPCOAT Project received funding from the European Union‘s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement No 952903