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Center for Marine Materials
University: Florida Atlantic University
Director: Richard Granata
Address: Dept. of Ocean and Mechanical Engineering
SeaTech Campus
101 North Beach Road
Dania Beach, FL 33004
Phone: (954) 924-7237
Fax: (954) 924-7270
Type: University Institute or Center

The Center for Marine Materials is dedicated to 1) understanding the mechanisms whereby materials deteriorate in marine environments, 2) developing means for reducing and preventing such deterioration, and 3) promoting transfer of developed technologies for integrity retention to the private sector. Although corrosion of materials in marine environments has been estimated to cost approximately one percent of the GNP per annum, the Center is the only stand-alone academic unit in the country that focuses exclusively upon marine materials.

Research Descriptors: Marine Engineering
Materials Engineering
Materials Testing

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