Corrosion is the natural deterioration that occurs within all materials. Its affects all the assets of nearly every industrial sector and government agency, and has a direct impact on the economy, health, safety, infrastructure and national security. In the United States, it is known as the “$1 trillion problem.”
- The National Corrosion and Materials Reliability Lab (NCMRL) is a leader in research and technology efforts for materials degradation and reliability.
- The lab main focus is the research and development within corrosion science and engineering.
- Through research, education and training, and the testing of materials, the lab provides material selection, mitigation strategies and lifetime prediction tools to industry.
- Be an internationally recognized center-of-excellence in corrosion science and materials reliability.
- Foster innovation, collaborative research, education, and training in corrosion science and materials reliability.
- Develop the next generation of leaders in corrosion science and technology.
- Provide industries and government agencies with answers to their corrosion needs that optimize asset life, production efficiency and worker safety.
- Provide a forum for the dissemination of state-of-the-art knowledge in corrosion and corrosion mitigation to individuals, industries, and government agencies in Texas, the US and abroad.
- This mission will be accomplished by maintaining the highest quality researchers and facilities, and by focusing on industry and technology sectors that benefit the state and nation. These sectors currently consist of energy, health care, infrastructure and national defense.