Prof. Dr. Damien FÉRON
"Service of Corrosion" SCCME
Batiment 458 - PC50
91191 Gif-Sur-Yvette Cedex
Prof. Dr. J.M.C. Arjan MOL
Delft University of Technology
Materials Science and Engineering Department
Corrosion Technology and Electrochemistry Research Group
Mekelweg 2, 2628 CD Delft
Tel: 0031-15-27 86 778
Fax: 0031-15-27 86 730
Prof. Dr. Fatima MONTEMOR
IST - Instituto Superior Tecnico
Av. Rovisco Pais
Tel: 00351-21 8419769
In September 2016, the EFC General Assembly elected Professor Damien Féron, France, as the new EFC President for a two-year term of office from 1 January 2017. He succeeded Prof. Fátima Montemor.
Damien Féron graduated in chemical engineering at the Institute of Chemical Engineering of Toulouse in 1976 and obtained his PhD in chemical engineering from the National Polytechnic Institute of Toulouse (1979).
Damien Féron has been nominated Professor at the INSTN (National Institute for Nuclear Science and Technology) in 2010. He is Director of Research at the Nuclear Energy Division of the French alternative energies and atomic energy commission(CEA) since 2007. He is also the Deputy Head of the “Service of Corrosion” (SCCME) since 2002 at CEA-Saclay. He has been previously head of the Laboratory of Aqueous Corrosion (LECA /1998-2002) at CEA-Saclay and of the Laboratory of Physico-Chemistry and Corrosion (LPCC / 1994-1998) at CEA-Fontenay-aux-Roses, and deputy head of the Laboratory of Corrosion Technological Testing (LETC / 1985-1994) at CEA-La Hague. He is working in the field of corrosion since nearly 40 years, starting with liquid metal and moving towards aqueous media (including seawater corrosion and microbial corrosion) and more generally involved today in the various fields of nuclear corrosion (metals and alloys in aqueous and non-aqueous environments).
He owns six patents; he is the author or the co-author of around 70 articles in international scientific and technical journals and of more than 100 papers presented during national and international conferences. He has been editor or co-editor of 20 books or special issues of journals (including 9 “green books” of the EFC series), mainly in the field of microbial corrosion, seawater corrosion and nuclear corrosion.
Damien Féron has been involved in the activities of the EFC Working Party on Marine Corrosion (WP 9) and of the EFC Working Party on Microbial Corrosion (WP 10). From 2003 to the end of 2016 he chaired EFC Working Party on Nuclear Corrosion (WP4). Furthermore, he was Chairman of the EFC Science and Technology Advisory Committee (STAC) between 2007 and 2013 and held the position of EFC Vice-President from 1 January 2015 to 31 December 2016.
In September 2016, the EFC General Assembly elected Professor J.M.C. Arjan Mol, Delft, The Netherlands as the new EFC Vice-President for a two-year term of office from 1 January 2017. He succeeds Professor Damien Féron.
Since 2006, Arjan Mol is Associate Professor ‘Corrosion Technology and Electrochemistry’ at the Materials Science and Engineering Department of Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands.
After finishing his MSc in Aerospace Engineering in 1996, he obtained his PhD at Delft University of Technology in 2000 on “The effect of microstructural inhomogeneities on filiform corrosion of aluminium alloys”. In the period of 2000-2006 Arjan Mol was project and team leader at the Dutch Institute of Applied Scientific Research TNO in the research area of lifetime performance of materials.
Nowadays he is research leader of several fundamental research projects in the areas of local corrosion and electrochemistry, surface pretreatment, (de)adhesion of organic coatings, performance evaluation of corrosion inhibitors and active protective coatings. Since 2010 Arjan Mol is also the Dutch Representative Member of the International Corrosion Council ICC and currently Member of the Editorial Boards of “Corrosion Engineering, Science and Technology”, “Transactions of the Institute of Metal Finishing” and “Materials and Corrosion”. Furthermore, he is the Chairman of Working Party 8 ‘Physicochemical Methods of Corrosion Testing’, a Member of the Science and Technology Advisory Committee (STAC) of the European Federation of Corrosion and a Member of the Scientific Committee of the yearly European Corrosion Conference EUROCORR. From 2014 to 2016 he held the position of STAC Chairman.
Professor Fátima Montemor, Portugal (EFC President Jan. 2015 - Dec. 2016)
M.F. Montemor graduated in Chemical Engineering at Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), the school of engineering of the Technical University of Lisbon in 1989 and obtained her Ph.D, also from the Technical University of Lisbon, in 1995.
Actually, she has a permanent professorship position in the Department of Chemical Engineering of Instituto Superior Técnico.
M.F. Montemor has been working for more than 20 years in corrosion research. She was co-chair of Eurocorr 2005 and Eurocorr 2013. Presently, her research objectives focus on new surface functionalization routes and development and characterisation of novel coatings for corrosion protection and enhanced functionality of metallic substrates (steels, Mg and Al alloys) used in the transportation sector (automotive and aeronautics), construction (building and off shore) and energy production/storage (wind, oil, fuel cells, batteries and supercapacitors). Her research activity aims at answering the demands of industry for new and more functional corrosion resistant materials for conventional and for Hi-Tech applications.
M.F. Montemor has more than 150 publications, in high-level International Journals and more than 250 communications in International conferences, including several Plenary Lectures and Keynotes. Actually, her h index is 40 (Scopus March 2015).
She is Editor of Applied Surface Science, and a member of the editorial boards of the journals Cement and Concrete Composites and Surface and Coatings Technology.
M.F. Montemor was appointed as Deputy Director for International Affairs of Instituto Superior Técnico, September 2009, and has been involved in preparation and management several strategic partnerships all over the world. She is the Vice-President of the Board of Administrators of the company “Innoenergy Iberia” S.A, with headquarters at Barcelona.
She is permanent member of TGS5 for the monitoring and evaluation of RFS-EC funded projects and has been regularly involved in the evaluation of EC funded projects and evaluation of EU research Institutes.