Gamry Instruments Introduces Students to Corrosion Using Electrochemical Methods

Gamry gave a talk to local high school students attending a Materials Summer Program at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia PA on July 24, 2018.

Philadelphia, PA, July 27, 2018 --( In an effort to expose students to Electrochemistry, Gamry’s Out-Reach Program conducted a talk to local Philadelphia high school students attending a Materials Summer Program at the University of Pennsylvania. The talk was given by Andrew McCaskill, Sales Engineer at Gamry Instruments. Andrew gave a short lecture introducing the students to Corrosion Studies using Electrochemical Methods. In addition to the lecture, the students continued to the lab where Andrews gave a demonstration on Assessing the Corrosion rate of Steel using the Linear Polarization Resistance Technique.

Electrochemistry is a vital tool for today’s research. As a branch of physical chemistry, electrochemistry studies the relationship between electricity as a measurable and quantitative phenomenon, and identifiable chemical change. Electrochemistry is everywhere. Nearly every industry and institute needs electrochemistry and its impact on daily life. From corrosion and energy storage, through water treatment and purification, clean energy generation and environmental monitoring to medical diagnostics and electrodeposition. The use of Electrochemistry is indeed in our daily life.

Andrew, a graduate of Florida Institute of Technology, has both B.S. and M.S. degrees in Chemical Engineering. At Florida Tech, Andrew managed a research group's facility focusing on renewable and alternative energies. He has just celebrated his one-year anniversary with Gamry Instruments.

Gamry is excited about their out-reach program to expose students to Electrochemistry. If you would like more information on available talks, contact

Founded in 1989, Gamry designs and manufacftures precision electrochemical instruments and accessories. From the start, Gamry has created instruments with uncommon value and performance. Their ground-breaking design made computer-controlled potentiostats more available than ever. Beyond just instrument and cell design, Gamry takes pride in offering top notch support both before and after the sale. The sales and support staff consist of electrochemists and engineers with real-world research experience. Feel free to contact us to discuss your specific applications and electrochemical instrumentation needs.
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