- Electrochemical analysis of corroding systems via Electrochemical Noise Measurements (ENM), Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy (EIS), Scanning Vibrating Electrode Technique (SVET), Electrochemical characterization of Mg-rich coatings for Aluminum and Al-alloy corrosion protection
- Organic metal-rich primers characterization and development.
- Materials protection and metal corrosion
Dante Battocchi, received a doctor degree in materials engineering from the University of Trento in Trento, Italy, a master’s degree in Polymers and Coatings ad a PhD in Materials and Nanotechnology from NDSU. He is currently an Assistant Professor in the NDSU Department of Coatings and Polymeric Materials. Battocchi’s work includes electrochemical analysis and characterization of corrosion events on metal surfaces and protective coatings, new coatings formulations and development of new testing protocols. His published work includes articles in journals such as Corrosion Science, Journal of Electrochemical Society, Progress in Organic Coatings and numerous conference proceedings. He previously served as the Associate Director of the NDSU Center for Surface Protection, a research center in which the university partners with private sector companies to do material research and served as an agent with the Italian State Police.