Coatings

SERDP and ESTCP projects are developing and demonstrating alternative coatings that do not require toxic materials to provide corrosion protection. Investments are targeted to conversion coatings, primers, sacrificial coatings, hard chrome or cadmium plating, and top coats.

Active Projects List
Project Title Start Date

Retrogressive Approach to Determine Fungal Biodegradation Responses and Mechanisms to Polyurethane-based Coatings

Project Information
Project ID: WP19-1381
Principal Investigator: Dr. Justin Biffinger, University of Dayton
SERDP Oct 2019

Multi-modal Corrosion Solutions for Aircraft Structures

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Project ID: WP19-1289
Principal Investigator: Dr. Christine Sanders, Naval Research Laboratory
SERDP Jun 2019

Cold Spray Coatings for Cr and Ni Plating Replacement

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Project ID: WP19-5120
Principal Investigator: Mr. Aaron Nardi, US Army Weapons and Materials Research Directorate
ESTCP May 2019

Predictive Coating Condition Model for Advanced Asset Management

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Project ID: WP19-1168
Principal Investigator: Dr. Fritz Friedersdorf, Luna Innovations Incorporated
SERDP Jan 2019

Predictive Corrosion Models to Mitigate Environmental Hazards on Ground and Rotary Wing Assets

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Project ID: WP19-1208
Principal Investigator: Mr. Fred Lafferman, U.S. Army Research Laboratory
SERDP Jan 2019

An Experimental and Finite Element Modeling Approach to Determining Degradation of Aircraft Coating Systems

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Project ID: WP19-1017
Principal Investigator: Mr. Steve Policastro, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory
SERDP Jan 2019

Environmentally-Preferred and Improved (Rapid) Laser Coating Removal Process for the Safe Removal of Coatings from Composite Substrates

Project Information
Project ID: WP-201709
Principal Investigator: Randall Straw, Air Force Materiel Command
ESTCP Jan 2017

Investigation of Coating Degradation Mechanisms Induced by Fungi Using Open-Air Laser Spectroscopy and Spectrometry

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Project ID: WP-2744
Principal Investigator: Dr. Yongfeng Lu, University of Nebraska - Lincoln
SERDP Jan 2017

Mechanism of Fungal Degradation on Military Aircraft Coatings

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Project ID: WP-2746
Principal Investigator: Dr. Irfan Ahmad, Board of Trustees of University of Illinois
SERDP Jan 2017

Mechanistic Study of Fungi Degradation of Organic Coatings used in Aircraft Finish Systems

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Project ID: WP-2747
Principal Investigator: Mr. Dane Hanson, NAVAIR
SERDP Jan 2017

Demonstrating Viability of Low VOC E-coat Primers for General Depot Use

Project Information
Project ID: WP-201620
Principal Investigator: Mr. Fred Lafferman, U.S. Army Research Laboratory
ESTCP Jan 2016

Validation/Demonstration of a Zero-VOC/HAPS-NC Wash Primer for Department of Defense Weapons Platforms

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Project ID: WP-201621
Principal Investigator: Dr. Peter Zarras, Naval Air Warfare Center, Weapons Division
ESTCP Jan 2016

Novel Atmospheric High Power Impulse Plasma Source for Durable, Field Applicable Coatings

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Project ID: WP-2608
Principal Investigator: Dr. Vasiliki Poenitzsch, Southwest Research Institute
SERDP Jan 2016

Standardized Test Methodologies for Specialty Coating Durability

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Project ID: WP-2521
Principal Investigator: Dr. Karen Schultz, Boeing
SERDP Jan 2015

Environmentally-benign Conductive Polymer Passivating Coatings

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Project ID: WP-2525
Principal Investigator: Dr. Peter Zarras, Naval Air Warfare Center, Weapons Division
SERDP Jan 2015

Demonstration and Validation of Siloxane-Based Aircraft Topcoats that are Isocyanate-Free and Provide a Reduced Environmental Impact

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Project ID: WP-201506
Principal Investigator: Dr. Erick Iezzi, Naval Research Laboratory
ESTCP Jan 2015

Cadmium-Free Alternatives for Brush Plating Repair Operations

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Project ID: WP-201412
Principal Investigator: Randall Straw, Air Force Materiel Command
ESTCP Jan 2014

Environmentally Friendly Fastener Coating Demonstration

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Project ID: WP-201315
Principal Investigator: Mr. Matt Scott, PPG Industries Inc.
ESTCP Jan 2013

Copper-Free Antifouling Coatings: Demonstrating a 12-Year Application

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Project ID: WP-201316
Principal Investigator: Elizabeth Haslbeck, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division
ESTCP Jan 2013

Environmentally Friendly Zirconium Oxide Pretreatment

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Project ID: WP-201318
Principal Investigator: Mr. Fred Lafferman, U.S. Army Research Laboratory
ESTCP Jan 2013
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