KAIST :::: ECSM LAB

Corrosion & Electroplating

Corrosion is the destructive results of chemical reaction between a metal or metal alloy and its environment. Corrosion science is the study of the chemical and metallurgical processes that occur during corrosion. Corrosion engineering is the design and application of methods to prevent corrosion. We try to invent new and better methods of prevention and apply existing methods more intelligently and effectively by combining science and engineering, to reduce cost of corrosion from our society.

Electroplating is a process that uses electric current to reduce dissolved metal cations so that they form a coherent metal coating on an electrode. We apply electroplating technology to develop electrode materials for fuel cells, batteries, and electrolysis cell as well as electronic devices such as memory chips, printed circuit boards, and flat-screen displays.