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Apr 18, 2007

Professor Michael Schütze: new president of the World Corrosion Organization



Prof. Michael Schütze, Institute Director of Materials at Karl-Winnacker-Institut of DECHEMA Society for Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, Frankfurt am Main, was elected president of the World Corrosion Organization (WCO) in Nashville/TN in March at its first official meeting. The WCO, which is based in New York and aspires to be recognized as an organization of the United Nations, has set itself ambitious goals: to promote the dissemination and application of knowledge in the field of corrosion protection for the socio-economic benefit of society, the preservation of resources and the protection of the environment. The WCO is currently represented through the national societies of around 40 different countries in America, Asia, Australia and Europe.

WCO’s work focuses on raising the awareness both of governments and industry of the importance of corrosion protection and on elaborating and propagating global standards for optimal corrosion protection. Part of the concept concerns the institution of a world “Corrosion Awareness Day” to be accompanied by diverse pertinent activities. Another task involves optimizing education in this field, including the compilation of internationally uniform courses. Furthermore, the WCO sees itself as a platform for the exchange of ideas and experience between science and industry in the form of various committees; it also intends to set up an international database for standards, literature, presentation media, conferences, etc. in the field of corrosion protection.

Further information on the World Corrosion Organization (WCO) via oder

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Michael Schütze

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