This course has as a main objective the study of the interaction between materials and their environment, focusing on the cases where the interaction leads to degradation of the materials properties, compromising their performance and/or leading to environmental problems.

The course uses most of the background from previous courses, namely on the structure and properties of metals, polymers and ceramics, that the sudent should use in order to understand the materials/environment interactions.

The final goal of the course is that the student becomes able to antecipate the interaction between a certain material with its environment

Learning outcomes and competences
- Integration of knowledge from various fields (chemistry, electrochemistry, material science) and its application to solving problems in engineering
- Ability to identify problems and conduct applied research in order to solve them
- Ability to do teamwork
Período: 1ºSemestre