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Center of Excellence for Surface Protection (CSP)

Coatings are everywhere. North Dakota State University’s Center of Excellence for Surface Protection provides access to world-class coatings and corrosion research expertise. Building upon NDSU’s more than 100 years of research in these areas, we provide solutions to businesses competing in a global market.

What We Do

  • Create, develop and test organic and inorganic soft and hard coatings and application methods
  • Perform studies in corrosion control and corrosion detection
  • Conduct specialty tests, measurements and analysis for research partners and collaborators to assist them in meeting their needs
  • Perform accelerated exposure tests
  • Provide technical consulting services for research partners and collaborators

The Center for Surface Protection is funded through a variety of federal, state and private sources. Part of the Center's mission includes stimulating economic development through market-driven research for private sector partners and collaborators.

CSP Results

Partner Case Studies

Featured Coatings Research Article

Integrated Workflow Enables Academic Coatings Research 
Molecular Connection, Symyx Technologies, Inc.


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