- Microbiologically influenced corrosion (MIC) describes the effects, often negative, that a material can experience due to the presence of microorganisms.
- An interdisciplinary approach is required for this material/biology/chemistry-related challenge.
- This review highlights critical non-biological aspects of MIC that can sometimes be overlooked by microbiologists working on MIC but which are highly relevant.
- Gaps, methods and approaches are identified to help solve MIC-related challenges, with an emphasis on the MIC of metals.
- The application of existing tools and approaches for managing MIC and other ideas are discussed, to promote an improved understanding of MIC.
- Areas are highlighted where the insights and expertise of microbiologists are needed to help progress this field.