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Master SERP+ Programme

Corrosion and electrochemistry


Basic electrochemical concepts. Cells thermodynamics. Electrode kinetics. Electrolytic processes. Energy Storage and Conversion. Basic corrosion concepts. Types of corrosion. Corrosion environments. Corrosion protection. Corrosion testing and monitoring. Electrochemical potential and Nerst equation. Galvanic and concentration cells: use in laboratory. Industrial primary and secondary batteries: Leclanchè, Mallory, Zn-air, Li, Lead acid, Nichel-Cadmium, Ni-metal hydride. Fuel cells: PAFC, AFC, PEMFC, DMFC, MCFC, SOFC. Electrolysis and electroplating.


Provide a comprehensive understanding of the fundamentals of Electrochemistry for Energy production and Storage and for the study of corrosion phenomena as well as the  techniques of corrosion protection and corrosion control.

Recommended Books

Electrochemical engineering principles. Prentice-Hall Intenational Inc.1991.

Basic Corrosion technology for scientist and engineers. Ellis Horwood Limited 1989.

Recent Trends in Fuel Cell Science and Technology SUDDHASATWA  BASU Ed. Springer 2007

Teaching Staff

Prof. Giacomo Cerisola (Course Coordinator) DICCA-UNIGE

Prof. Fabio Canepa DCCI-UNIGE


Lectures: 48 h

Grading System

Exam: 100%