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We are interested in studying the degradation of materials for different applications including, oil and gas industry, nuclear facilities, reinforced concrete, stent corrosion fatigue and other forms of corrosion. Our long-term goal is to identify and characterize the scientific mechanisms specific to our principal areas of research.

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Welcome to the UTSA Corrosion Research Laboratory!

​The UTSA Corrosion Research Laboratory is led by Prof. Brendy C. Rincon Troconis in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA). Our research focuses on material degradation, specifically on environmentally assisted cracking, atmospheric corrosion, corrosion in harsh environments, localized corrosion, and corrosion in reinforced concrete.

​Our research laboratory is located in the BioScience and Engineering building (BSE 0.216A) at UTSA’s main campus. We welcome new project ideas, collaborators, and student volunteers, so please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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Research

We are interested in studying the degradation of materials for different applications including, oil and gas industry, nuclear facilities, reinforced concrete, stent corrosion fatigue and other forms of corrosion. Our long-term goal is to identify and characterize the scientific mechanisms specific to our principal areas of research.

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Resources

Research Capabilities

Electrochemical/Mechanical/Spectroscopy/Microstructural testing for a wide range of corrosion related topics, such as Stress Corrosion Cracking, Atmospheric Corrosion, Passivation, Coating Adhesion, Pitting, and others.

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Staff

Meet the UTSA Corrosion Lab Team!


“Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. The ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.” 

— Andrew Carnegie


 

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Professor Brendy Rincon Troconis, Ph.D.                                                                                 

Dr. Brendy Rincon Troconis is an Assistant Professor at the Mechanical Engineering Department, as well as an adjut professor in the Civil and Engineering Department at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA). She earned her B.Sc. degree in Chemical Engineering with Summa Cum Laude honors from Universidad del Zulia in Venezuela and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Materials Science and Engineering from the Ohio State University while working at the Fontana Corrosion Center. 

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