Electrochemical Methods in Corrosion Research
Cambridge, UK, 22 to 27 July 2018.


The first EMCR conference was held in Manchester in 1982, and it has subsequently run in Toulouse (1985), Zurich (1988), Helsinki (1991), Lisbon (1994), Trento (1997), Budapest (2000), Ysermonde (2003), Dourdan (2006), Maragoggi (2012) and Troia (2015). In 2018 the 12th conference will be held in Cambridge, UK from 22nd to 27th July at Robinson College.

This conference has evolved into one of the leading events in corrosion electrochemistry, providing an intimate, focussed meeting. The single-session format ensures that participants do not miss significant presentations, and the social events and combination of accommodation and technical papers at a single site provides ample opportunity for informal interaction.


Robinson College is a new college in the University of Cambridge, being founded in 1979. It is situated a short walk to the west of the historic centre of the city through the famous “College Backs”.

All facilities will be situated on the college campus. Delegate accommodation will mostly be in en-suite single rooms although 20 double/twin rooms are also available; 140 delegates can be accommodated on-site. All rooms have free Internet access; WiFi is available throughout the college.

Lectures will be operated as a single session in the Auditorium, which has fixed seating for 240 and is provided with modern AV facilities. Meals and tea and coffee breaks will be provided in an adjacent area, together with facilities for exhibition and poster presentation space.

Call for Papers

All aspects of corrosion research with an electrochemical component will be considered; topics of particular interest include:

  • Electrochemical studies at high temperature, for example in pressurised water or molten salts.
  • Scanning and microprobe techniques, including scanning probe, SECM, LEIS and techniques based on AFM technology.
  • Electrochemical studies of environmentally-assisted fracture.
  • Detection of hydrogen and studies of hydrogen interaction with metals.
  • Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy and electrochemical noise.
  • Modelling from the atom to the application.
  • Combination of electrochemical studies with complementary techniques (e.g. optical, ultrasonic, radiographic, tomographic).
  • Cathodic protection and inhibition.

Papers submitted to the meeting (both oral and poster presentations) may be submitted to a special edition of Electrochimica Acta.

If you are interested in submitting a paper to the conference, please complete the Pre-Registration form and we'll remind you when the abstract is due.

Provisional Programme

4 pm Registration Opens

7 pm Welcome Reception

am Lectures

pm Lectures + Posters

Wine Tasting

am Lectures

pm Lectures + Posters

Dinner at Robinson College

am Lectures

pm Guided Tour of Cambridge + Punting on the Cam

Dinner at Robinson College

am Lectures

pm Lectures


am Lectures

Lunch and Close of Conference


Registration is being handled by Confercare at the University of Manchester, and the Registration page is available at http://confercare-online.co.uk/conferences-and-events/events-2018/summer/emcr2018.

Abstract Submission

Abstract submission is now closed, although it may still be possible to include a few poster presentations. Contact Confercare for further information.


Cambridge is about 40km north of London Stansted Airport, which has connections to many European and Global cities and is serviced by several budget airlines (see www.stanstedairport.com/destinations-and-guides/a-z-list-of-destinations/ for a full list of airports served). Direct train and coach travel is available from Stansted to Cambridge with journey times of 30 to 50 minutes respectively.

London Luton is somewhat further from Cambridge, and coach journeys take about 1 hr 40 min.

Train travel from other London airports (Heathrow, Gatwick and London City) usually requires connections via central London (trains to Cambridge leave from King’s Cross station), taking 2 to 3 hrs.

Train travel in the UK is relatively expensive, though prices can be lower for pre-booked tickets. A number of web sites provide booking services - see Money Saving Expert for impartial recommendations; note in particular that it is best to book tickets about 10 weeks before you travel. Journeys by coach typically take somewhat longer than the train, but may be less expensive and avoid complicated changes in Central London (see Check My Bus to search for possible services).

Sponsorship and Exhibition

There will be an exhibition of products and services relevant to electrochemical studies on corrosion. Exhibitors include:

A few more exhibition spaces are available, and we should welcome sponsorship of some of the social events. Please contact Confercare for further information.


Local Organising Committee

Stuart Lyon (Chair) U. Manchester
Robert Cottis (Co-Chair)      U. Manchester
Brian ConnollyU. Manchester
Tony CookU. Manchester
Michele CurioniU. Manchester
Dirk EngelbergU. Manchester
Rob LindsayU. Manchester
Zhu LiuU. Manchester
Yanwen LiuU. Manchester
Eric ReesU. Cambridge
Mary RyanImperial College
Fabio SceniniU. Manchester
Xiaorong ZhouU. Manchester

International Scientific Committee

Idalina Vieira AokiU. São PauloBrazil
Christopher BrettU. CoimbraPortugal
Jorge CalderonU. AntioquiaColumbia
Robert CottisU. ManchesterUK
Lorenzo FedrizziU. UdineItaly
Joao Salvador Fernandes  IST, LisbonPortugal
Mario G.S. FerreiraU. AveiroPortugal
Annick HubinVUBBelgium
Stuart LyonU. ManchesterUK
Hercilio Gomes De MeloU. São PauloBrazil
Oscar MattosU. Rio de JaneiroBrazil
J.M.C. MolTU DelftNetherlands
Fatima MontemorIST, LisbonPortugal
Marco MusianiCNRItaly
Ramon NovoaU. VigoSpain
Mark OrazemU. FloridaU.S.A.
Nadine PebereCNRSFrance
Judit TelegdiResearch Centre for Natural Sciences  Hungary
Vincent VivierU. Pierre et Marie Curie, ParisFrance