Corrosion and Surface Technology Research Group       

Materials and Surface Engineering

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Technical University of Denmark     


SIST - Steam Initiated Surface Technolgy

(Modification of metal surfaces with high pressure steam)


SIST project focus using the power steam and suitable chemistries to generate surface modifications on metallic surfaces. The main focus in the project is aluminium and steel, however other materials will also attempted.


SIST project consortium is funded by “Danish Advanced Technology Foundation” and the project partners are Danish Technological Institute, DTU – Department of Mechanical Engineering, Aarhus University, Dan-Color A/S, and Siemens. Aim is to develop green surface modification methods to replace problematic surface modification methods such as chrome based coating, while the project will also aim for other novel coating produced by this method using suitable chemistries. Overall idea is based on the proof-of-concept developed at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, DTU for aluminium alloys.

For more information contact: Rajan Ambat, Associate Professor, Email:



Building 425, Section of Materials and Surface Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark, DK 2800 Lyngby, Denmark