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Institute of Surface Science

The environmental degradation and corrosion of material systems is inevitable and significantly affects their life cycle and sustainability. Ageing and failure of materials caused by the interaction of their surfaces with the complex service environments need fundamental understanding of degradation mechanisms in order to develop effective technologies for the corrosion control.

The main focus of Institute of Surface Science is on increasing the sustainability of material systems used in complex environments via design of functional surfaces and extending their service life through control of the corrosion processes.