The University of Ferrara has instituted a gold medal which is to be awarded every two years under the auspices of the European Federation of Corrosion to honour the memory of and the work accomplished by Professor Leo Cavallaro, founder of the Aldo Dacco' Study Centre on Corrosion and Metallurgy of the University of Ferrara, an annexe of the Institute of Chemistry of the University of Ferrara.
Presented in 1965 for the first time, the Cavallaro Medal is awarded to a scientist who is particularly distinguished by his or her activity and publications in the field of corrosion research. Please click here to download the statutes of the Cavallaro Medal.
The Cavallaro Medal is presented preferably on the occasion of a European Corrosion Congress (EUROCORR).
The laureate is invited to give a lecture related to the work for which the medal was attributed.
The call for nominations for the 2018 Cavallaro Medal is open.
Deadline for submission of nominations: 15 February 2018
The Medal is planned to be presented at EUROCORR 2018 in Cracow, Poland.
Professor Mario FERREIRA
The award was presented to the laureate at the opening ceremony of EUROCORR 2014 in Pisa, Italy.
Professor Yury Igorevich KUZNETSOV
The winner of the Cavallaro Medal 2012 is Professor Yury Igorevich KUZNETSOV, Deputy Director and Head of the Laboratory at the A.N. Frumkin Institute of Physical Chemistry and Electrochemistry of the Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow.
Prof. Kuznetsov's field of research includes the physical chemistry of the heterogeneous processes, ecological aspects of chemical treatment of industrial aqueous systems and of metal protection from corrosion, metal corrosion inhibitors and the passivity of metals and passive state stability. Prof. Kuznetsov is a distinguished scientist in the field of physical and technical chemistry and has received notable fundamental results in his research of metal corrosion and passivation processes, and the interaction characteristics between organic compounds and ions and metallic surfaces. He has also developed effective corrosion inhibitors and devised original methods of obtaining conversion coatings on metals and was chosen for his substantial overall contribution to modern corrosion protection science. He was the first to prove the possibility of absorption passivation of iron by organic compounds which ensures not only protection of metal from corrosion, but also from oxidation. He is the author and co-author of more than 350 publications including a monograph "Organic Inhibitors of Corrosion of Metals" and was chairman of EUROCORR 2010 Russian Scientific Committee.
The award was presented to the laureate at the opening ceremony of EUROCORR 2012 in Istanbul on 10 September 2012.
Previous laureates of the Cavallaro Medal:
2012 - Y. KUZNETSOV
2010 - M. SCHÜTZE
2008 - P. MARCUS
2006 - G. THOMPSON
2004 - H. GRAEFEN
2002 - A. TURNBULL
2000 - D. LANDOLT
1998 - S. SMIALOWSKI
1995 - F. MAZZA
1993 - J. MAYNE
1991 - P. GELLINGS
1989 - J. OUDAR
1987 - G.C. WOOD
1985 - R.N. PARKINS
1983 - G. TRABANELLI
1981 - H.J. ENGELL
1979 - E. MATTSSON
1977 - T.P. HOAR
1975 - M. POURBAIX
1973 - C. WAGNER
1971 - U.R. EVANS
1969 - P. LACOMBE
1967 - H. FISCHER
1965 - G. BIANCHI