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2008 Award Recipients Announced by NACE International

Published on 2008-01-28. Author : SpecialChem

Houston, TX -- NACE International will honor 25 individuals and companies for their outstanding commitment and service to the Association's growth and recognition as the world leader in corrosion control on March 19, 2008, in New Orleans, Louisiana, during its annual Awards Dinner at CORROSION 2008. Awards will be presented in the following categories:

R.A. Brannon Award: The R.A. Brannon Award recognizes a current NACE member whose outstanding service has contributed to the development and improvement of NACE at the association, committee, or board level.

The 2008 Brannon Award recipient is Robert Tuttle for his more than 30 years of contributions that furthered the aims and objectives of NACE International.

Tuttle's contributions have included NACE technical committee leadership, NACE standards, NACE publications, NACE seminars, and representing NACE at organizations such as International Standards Organization (ISO) standardization committees and promoting NACE documents in organizations such as the American Petroleum Institute (API).

Tuttle served for many years as the corrosion liaison representative between NACE and the API Standards Executive Committee, and led the early efforts at the Texas Railroad Commission and the U.S. Bureau of Mines and Minerals to promote NACE as the appropriate body for the development of needed industry standards on sour environments. More recently he has acted as co-project leader of ISO/TC67/WG7, culminating in the publication of NACE MR0175/ISO 15156 in 2003.

Tuttle served as a member of the NACE Board of Directors, served on the Publications Administrative Committee, was a member of the Awards Committee, and chaired the TPC T-1 and Technical Achievement and Fellow Honors Subcommittees.

Tuttle has authored more than 15 technical papers on hydrogen sulfide corrosion and metals, more than five books on corrosion control in oil and gas production, served as editor of H2S Corrosion in Oil and Gas Corrosion, and edited Chapter 76, "Petroleum Production and Refining," in Corrosion Tests and Standards, 2nd Ed., ASTM. He also authored the NACE Corrosion Engineer's Reference Book, in collaboration with the late R.S. Treseder.

Tuttle was awarded the NACE 1985 Technical Achievement Award, 2000 Distinguished Organization Award, and 2005 Presidential Achievement Award, and was awarded a NACE Fellow honor in 1994. He was also presented with the SPE Distinguished Author Award in 1988.

Tuttle is a registered professional engineer in the State of Texas. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Oklahoma State University, and a Master of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering from Tulsa University. He was employed by Shell Oil Company for 40 years and was Head Office, Manager of Production and Deep Well Engineering when he retired in 1988. He has spent the past 19 years consulting.

A.B. Campbell Award: The A.B. Campbell Award is presented to an author(s) 35 years of age or younger in recognition of the most outstanding manuscript published in CORROSION journal or Materials Performance (MP) during the year.

Fushuang Cui has been named the 2008 Campbell recipient. He was selected based on his combined articles published in CORROSION journal, Vol. 62, No. 9, pp. 822-838, entitled "Exploratory Assessment of Corrosion Behavior of Stainless Steel Clad Rebar: Part 1 . Experimental," and Vol. 62. No. 10, pp. 918-929, entitled "Exploratory Assessment of Corrosion Behavior of Stainless Steel Clad Rebar: Part 2 . Modeling of Galvanic Corrosion at Cladding Breaks." Cui received the NACE 2002 Harvey Herro Award and 2000 Mars Fontana Award. Cui received a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Chemistry from Wuhan University in China, a Master of Science degree in Corrosion from the Institute of Metal Research in China, and a Ph.D. in Corrosion from the University of South Florida. He is currently a consulting engineer with DuPont Engineering Research and Technology in Wilmington, Delaware.

T.J. Hull Award: The T.J. Hull Award is presented to NACE members who have made outstanding contributions in the field of publications.

The 2008 recipient is Ray Stone for his outstanding contribution to NACE for his diligent work with the publication InspectThis!. Stone, as a member of the NACE Coating Inspector Program (CIP) Subcommittee, served as the original managing editor of the coatings industry newsletter InspectThis!, written specifically for coating inspectors. He was tasked with ensuring the newsletter would be of value to its audience by containing technically relevant articles, as well as enhancing the professional bond between coating inspectors and the NACE CIP.

Stone volunteered significant time and expertise in gathering and writing articles of value while striving to ensure that the newsletter was not simply a promotion of NACE activities, but a representative publication of NACE's service to the coatings industry.

With Stone's leadership and participation, the newsletter has evolved to include numerous sections of interest, has grown from four to 20 pages and is published and mailed three times a year. Additionally, due to positive response from the coatings industry, the NACE Board of Directors utilizes InspectThis! as a critical tool in further enhancing NACE's stance in the corrosion industry, as outlined in NACE Strategic Plan initiatives.

Stone served a four-year term as vice-chair and a three year term as chair of the CIP Committee, and currently chairs the Education Committee, where he also served as vice-chair. Stone also vice-chaired the Inspector and Peer Quality Committee, and played a key role in writing updates to the CIP Level 1 and 2 student and instructor manuals. He was a member of the US Air Force, and attended the West Virginia Institute of Technology and Florida State University, where he focused on engineering. Stone is a NACE CIP-certified Coating Inspector, Certification #58, and has been a CIP instructor for the past 20 years. Stone is president of RCS Consulting Inc., based in Port St. Lucie, Florida.

F.N. Speller Award: The F.N. Speller Award recognizes significant contributions to corrosion engineering. Recipients of this award have made an international contribution through education or work promoting development or improvement of a method, process, and type of equipment or material that facilitates control of corrosion or makes the process more economical.

The 2008 recipient is David C. Silverman for sustained and insightful application of chemical engineering fundamentals to the solution of corrosion-related issues and for development and reduction to practice of engineering tools to aid in addressing those issues.

Silverman is recognized as an innovator in developing, implementing, and using electrochemical and other techniques for routine, rapid, and practical corrosion prediction. Among those technologies are computer generation of potential-pH diagrams and their application to practical corrosion prediction; the rotating cylinder electrode for routine corrosion testing under dynamic flow conditions; electrochemical impedance spectroscopy and various other electrochemical techniques such as potentiodynamic polarization scans for rapid corrosion estimation; and artificial neural networks for capturing patterns for predicting field performance from laboratory results from potentiodynamic polarization scans and a specialized elastomer test.

More recently he has developed generation of potential-pH diagrams and use of artificial neural networks/expert systems for corrosion prediction as Web applications on the Internet. As Web applications, he has made these tools more widely available to the worldwide corrosion community. Silverman has given generously of his time to assist other corrosion engineers in the understanding and use of these advanced methods.

He has authored more than 50 publications in peer-reviewed journals and books, and more than 40 symposia presentations on corrosion prediction, control, and inhibition. He also holds nine issued U.S. patents.

Silverman has held membership on 11 NACE committees, serving as an officer of six of these committees, including serving on the Editorial Board of CORROSION journal for 15 years (1988-2003). He is currently Periodicals Subcommittee chairman on the Publications Administrative Committee. He also helped organize and present six NACE symposia. Silverman is a past recipient of the 1991 NACE Technical Achievement Award. He received a Bachelor and Master of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Stanford University. He was employed with Monsanto & Solutia in St. Louis, Missouri, for over 27 years, until founding Argentum Solutions, Inc. in 2003, where he currently serves as president, providing guidance on corrosion and materials degradation and techniques for assessing such degradation.

Silverman's CORROSION 2008 Speller Lecture will be presented on Wednesday, March 19, 2008, at 11:15 a.m.

H.H. Uhlig Award: The H.H. Uhlig Award recognizes significant outstanding effectiveness in post-secondary corrosion education at the undergraduate or graduate level as exhibited by young educators who excite their students through outstanding and innovative teaching in corrosion.

Sannakaisa Virtanen has been selected as the 2008 recipient for her involvement as a role model in mentoring her students to success in corrosion science and engineering, through her many contributions in metallic passivity and localized corrosion. She has published more than 130 publications in numerous areas of metals corrosion, including studies on iron and stainless steels, light metal alloys, and corrosion in biomedical applications of metallic materials.

Virtanen has dedicated much of her professional life to enthusiastically sharing with her students her love of research and discovery in corrosion science and engineering. She has held numerous academic posts, including senior scientist and assistant professor at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in the Department of Materials Science, Zurich, Switzerland, and is currently a professor in the Materials Science Department at the University of Erlangen- Nuremberg, Germany. She was visiting scientist at the Brookhaven National Laboratory in New York, in 1995 and at the McMaster University in Hamilton, Canada in 1996.

Virtanen received a Master of Science degree in Materials Science and Engineering from the Helsinki University of Technology in Finland, and a Ph.D. from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, Switzerland.

W.R. Whitney Award: The W.R. Whitney Award recognizes individuals who have made national or international contributions leading to a better understanding of corrosion science, such as the development or improvement of a theory that provides a more fundamental understanding of corrosion phenomena and/or the prevention of corrosion.

Philippe Marcus has been selected as the 2008 recipient for his outstanding contributions in several areas of corrosion: the effects of sulfur on metal dissolution and passivity, fundamental studies on passivity and surface analysis of passive films, and scanning probe microscopy of passive films and their breakdown.

Marcus is director of research at CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique) and director of the Laboratory of Physical Chemistry of Surfaces at Ecole Nationale Superieure de Chimie de Paris, France. His field of research is surface chemistry, surface electrochemistry, and corrosion science, with emphasis on the understanding of the structure and properties of metal and alloy surfaces. His research interests include the growth mechanisms and structure of oxide layers on metals and alloys in gaseous and aqueous environments; adsorption of inorganic, organic and biomolecules; the mechanisms of corrosion of metals and alloys at the nanoscale; passivity, passivity breakdown, and localized corrosion; high temperature oxidation; and the applications of advanced surface and analytical methods such as x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy and scanning tunneling microscopy.

Marcus has published more than 300 papers in scientific journals, books, and conference proceedings in the areas of corrosion science, surface chemistry and electrochemistry, surface analysis, and materials science, plus two books . Corrosion Mechanisms in Theory and Practice and Analytical Methods in Corrosion Science and Engineering. He has given over 75 invited lectures at international conferences. He serves on the editorial board of five major journals in electrochemistry and corrosion: Electrochimica Acta, Corrosion Science, Materials and Corrosion, Corrosion Engineering, Science and Technology, and Corrosion Reviews. He has also received a number of awards and honors, including the 2005 Uhlig Award from the Electrochemical Society. He is an elected Fellow of the Electrochemical Society.

Marcus is currently vice-president of the European Federation of Corrosion, chair of the EFC Working Party on Surface Science and Mechanisms of Corrosion and Protection, and past-chair of the Electrochemical Materials Science Division of the International Society of Electrochemistry. He is chair of the Scientific and Technical Committee of CEFRACOR (Centre Francais de l'Anticorrosion).

Marcus has organized or co-organized several international conferences and symposia. Recently he was the Chair of ECASIA (the European Conference on Applications of Surface and Interface Analysis, Avignon, France, 2001), EUROCORR (the European Corrosion Conference, Nice, France, 2004), and Passivity-9 (the 9th International Conference on the Passivation of Metals and Semiconductors and the Properties of Thin Oxide Layers, Paris, France, 2005). In 2006 he was the chair of the Gordon Research Conference on Aqueous Corrosion (New London, New Hampshire, USA). He is the chair of EUROCORR 2009. Marcus will present the CORROSION 2008 Whitney Lecture on Tuesday, March 18, 2008, at 11:30 a.m.

NACE Fellows: NACE Fellows are named for their distinguished contributions in the field of corrosion and its prevention, and to develop a broadly based forum through which technical and professional leaders serve as advisers to the association. The 2008 NACE Fellows are:

  • Alan Turnbull
  • En-Hou Han
  • Louis G. MacDowell
  • Mehrooz Zamanzadeh
  • Prabhakar Singh
  • Preet Mohinder Singh
  • Robert Mack
  • Sankara Papavinasam
  • Srdjan Nesic

Distinguished Service Awards: NACE Distinguished Service Awards are presented annually to NACE members who have performed the duties and responsibilities of any officer assignment, elected or appointed, in an outstanding manner. This outstanding performance can be in any section, region, area, or association activity. The 2008 recipients of this award are:

  • Alexander Williamson
  • Blake Fouracre
  • Brent Bertrand
  • Czar Ivan Cruz
  • Linda Gray
  • Paulette Sidky
  • Timothy Bieri

Distinguished Organization Award: The Distinguished Organization Award recognizes companies that have over a sustained period of time made outstanding contributions in the field of corrosion science or engineering, or for a major technological contribution to either field.

The Fontana Corrosion Center was selected as the recipient of this prestigious award for 60 years of leadership and contributions to the corrosion community through education, research, and professional development.

The Fontana Corrosion Center is an academic research center housed within the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at The Ohio State University. Its primary missions are to train and educate corrosion scientists, conduct basic and applied research related to corrosion and corrosion control, and serve the interests of national and international corrosion communities.

The Center was founded in 1948 by Mars G. Fontana, who served as NACE president in 1952 and Editor of CORROSION journal from 1962 to 1974. Since then, the Center has been directed by Roger Staehle, Digby Macdonald, Bob Rapp, Susan Smialowska, Bryan Wilde, and Jerry Frankel, all distinguished researchers who have helped sustain the corrosion field and NACE.

Several directors and alumni of The Fontana Corrosion Center have served as NACE presidents, editors of CORROSION journal and Materials Performance magazine, and on the NACE Board of Directors. The Center has graduated at least 180 corrosion engineers over the years, and has been a home to more than 30 post-doctoral fellows and visiting researchers.

Technical Achievement Awards: NACE Technical Achievement Awards recognize individuals' technical achievements in corrosion engineering. The achievements must have had significant effects on the practices of corrosion control or have enhanced the corrosion engineering profession. Recognized achievements can be in the areas of research, engineering, or education. The 2008 recipients are:

  • James R. Dimond
  • Michael Mitchell

NACE Foundation Founders Award:

In addition to the award categories that NACE International recognizes, the NACE Foundation also recognizes exceptional contributions by individuals who have significantly enhanced the stature of the NACE Foundation and made significant contributions toward its goal of advancing corrosion education through the NACE Foundation Founders Award.

The 2008 Founders Award is presented to Walter B. Poff. Poff was President of NACE International in 1985-1986 and is a very active member of the Past Presidents' Council. Through his activities with this prestigious group of past NACE presidents, Poff has been instrumental in the creation of the Past Presidents' Endowed Scholarship, in memory of Darrel Byerley, to be administered by the NACE Foundation.

Poff has spent his career working in the field of corrosion and, although he is retired, his dedication to the field of corrosion science continues. He remains dedicated to the field through such efforts as establishing scholarships that will encourage future generations to pursue careers in the corrosion industry.

It is only appropriate that the NACE Foundation award Mr. Poff the Founders Award as an outstanding individual who has done so much for the corrosion community and education in particular. The NACE Foundation would like to thank Mr. Poff for his continued contributions and commitment.

Since 1986, the NACE Foundation has existed within NACE International in the form of an Endowment Committee. It was officially formed as a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization in 2002 by a group of visionary and dedicated people who have devoted their lives to the corrosion industry. The mission of the NACE Foundation is to inspire students and educators to engage in the field of corrosion science and engineering.

About NACE International:

NACE International is a professional association dedicated to promoting public safety, protecting the environment, and reducing the economic impact of corrosion. Established in 1943, NACE International has more than 18,000 members worldwide and offers technical training and certification programs, sponsors conferences, and produces industry standards, reports, publications, and software.

Source: NACE

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