Rector Alain Verschoren and dean Walter Sevenhans, of the Faculty of Applied Engineering, are pleased to invite you to the inaugural lecture and lecture series by professor Herman Terryn, Laureate of the Belgian Francqui Chair 2015-2016.

Professor Herman Terryn is full professor at the Faculty of Engineering of VUB with a chair in Surface Science and Engineering in research group Electrochemical and Surface Engineering of the department MACH ‘Materials and Chemistry’. He is teaching several courses on Material Science for the bachelor students within the Faculty of Applied Engineering at VUB. He is also teaching within Bruface, the Brussels Faculty of Engineering, at Université Libre de Bruxelles and University of Ghent. Herman is part time professor in the group Corrosion and Electrochemical of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering of Tu Delft. Currently he is cluster leader of Durability of Materials within the Dutch top research center M2i-Materials innovation institute. His research focuses on surface treatments, coatings and surface analysis of different materials.

In 2012 he was granted with a Methusalem project, which provides long term and structural funding for excellent Flemish researchers.

Since 2007, he is the responsible chairman for research of the Faculty of Applied Engineering within the VUB research council. He is also founder of the conference ASST-Aluminium Suface Science and Technology and representative for Belgium for the International Corrosion Council (ICC).

The mysteHerman Terrynry of the metal: corrosion and protection of metals
Tuesday 23 Februari 2016 at 6 p.m.
The laudatio will be delivered by prof. dr. Ing. Tom Breugelmans.

Graduation Hall of the Grauwzusters Cloisters
University of Antwerp, Lange Sint-Annastraat 7, 2000 Antwerpen.

Academic dress or business formal attire.

After the lecture you are invited to the reception.
Source: University of Antwerp