Corrosion Protection of Aluminum Aerospace Alloys by Biofilm Appliques

Period of Performance: 07/28/2004 - 01/31/2005


Phase 1 STTR

Recipient Firm

Cortec Corp.
4119 White Bear Parkway
St. Paul, MN 55110
Principal Investigator
Firm POC

Research Institution

University of California, Irvine
3151 Social Science Plaza
Irvine, CA 92697
Institution POC


Fabrication procedures have been proposed to develop biofilm-containing appliques capable of mitigating the corrosion of aluminum aerospace alloys (e.g. AA2024-T3). The proposed methods are expected to produce surface protective flexible polymer coatings that containing bacterial biofilms capable of providing corrosion protection to the metal surfaces of aircraft and other military equipment to which they are applied.