||Coatings and inhibitors are of the utmost importance to corrosion protection of assets, across a wide spectrum of industries and a variety of operating environments. Recent industrial trends toward light weight components, introduction of advanced materials, and utilization of multicomponent substrate systems have brought coatings technology to the forefront. The use of inhibitors is crucial for controlling corrosion in many diverse fields such as transportation, pickling and water treatment. This symposium deals with the current state-of-the-art in coatings and inhibitors from the perspective of surface treatments, application techniques, as well as with the fundamental understanding of protection and materials failure mechanisms. Representative topics include, but are not limited to: novel coating and inhibitor development, organic and inorganic coatings, organic-inorganic hybrid coatings, chemical conversion pretreatment, and sacrificial galvanic protection. Also of interest are smart coatings, coatings with self-healing and enhanced adhesive properties, mechanistic understanding and predictive models of corrosion mitigation, as well as advanced characterization, and new approaches for accelerated corrosion testing.