PROFESSOR KEMAL NISANCIOGLU
Professor Kemal Nisancioglu has been announced as this year’s laureate of the European Corrosion Medal. He is being acknowledged for his comprehensive and valuable contribution to corrosion research together with his long and solid history of leadership driven by a clear vision towards advanced knowledge and alloy development for industrial needs. This has focused on the corrosion of light metals and the effect of trace elements on
corrosion and the effect of near-surface deformed layers on susceptibility to filiform corrosion. The Federation especially recognises his long-lasting and continuing contributions
to EUROCORR and the Working Parties on "Surface Science and Mechanisms of Corrosion and Protection" and "Corrosion Education", his strong impact on higher education and industry, and his clear willingness to share his knowledge with the Corrosion Community nationally, within Europe, and on a global scale.
His work within corrosion covers a range of topics, including cathodic protection, corrosion inhibitors, protective coatings and conversion coatings, with a particular focus on the corrosion of light metals (aluminium and magnesium alloys) including their surface treatment; correlations between electrochemical behaviour, microstructure, and corrosion and effect of alloying and thermomechanical processing during fabrication. He has also used advanced micro-analytical techniques such as SEM, TEM, X-ray EDS, Auger spectroscopy, XPS, and GDOES to study corroded and electrochemically treated surfaces.
Kemal Nisancioglu obtained his B.Sc. degree (1968) in Chemical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and his MSc degree (1969) and Doctoral degree (1973) in Chemical Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley, USA. Between 1968 and 1986, he held various research and industrial positions in the USA, Norway and Turkey. In 1986 he was appointed professor at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), teaching undergraduate and graduate level courses in Corrosion and Surface Technology, Electrochemical Engineering and Transport Phenomena. In addition to his scientific work, Professor Nisancioglu has served in a number of organisations to advance the sound application of corrosion science and technology, including the International Corrosion Council, European Federation of Corrosion, the Federation of European Chemical Societies, the European Federation of Chemical Engineering, the International Society of Electrochemistry, The Electrochemical Society, National Association of Corrosion Engineers and The Norwegian Academy of Technological Sciences (NTVA).
In consideration of his global reputation and the quality of research and teaching, he is a very worthy recipient of the European Corrosion Medal.
Professor Kemal Nisancioglu was awarded his European Corrosion Medal by the EFC President at the opening session of EUROCORR 2018 in Krakow.
Professor Mario Ferreira, Portugal
Mario Ferreira gained his diploma at the Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal, in 1971, his PhD at the University of Manchester, United Kingdom, in 1981, and his Habilitation at the Technical University of Lisbon in 1993. He began his career as Assistant Lecturer at the Technical University of Lisbon later becoming Associate Professor. He moved to UMIST, UK, to serve as Adjunct Professor (1991-1996). He then returned to the Technical University of Lisbon as Associate Professor (1993-2001), subsequently becoming Adjunct Full Professor (2001-2010) at the University of Aveiro, Portugal, where he founded a research group of 20 people (Group of Studies in Corrosion and Environmental Effects), which he co-ordinated until 2010.
read more (EFC Newsletter No 25, p6)
The European Corrosion Medal was presented to Prof. Ferreira at the opening session of the joint EUROCORR 2017 & 20th International Corrosion Congress & Process Safety Congress 2017 in Prague, Czech Republic.
Professor Lorenzo Fedrizzi, Italy
Lorenzo Fedrizzi is a full professor of Materials Science and Technology at the University of Udine, Italy, where he teaches Composite Materials Science and Technology and Corrosion at the Engineering Faculty. His main scientific interests are corrosion protection by coatings (organic, metallic and ceramic); materials durability; study of tribo-corrosion mechanisms; study and development of innovative coatings by sol-gel, PVD, CVD and thermal spraying technologies; corrosion behaviour of sintered metal parts; study, development and characterization of metal alloys.
read more (EFC Newsletter No 24, p6)
The European Corrosion Medal was presented to Prof. Fedrizzi at EUROCORR 2016’s opening session in Montpellier, France.
Professor Philippe Marcus, France
Philippe Marcus is Director of Research at CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique) and Head of the Research Group of Physical Chemistry of Surfaces of Institut de Recherche de Chimie Paris, Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Paris, Chimie ParisTech, 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.
read more (EFC Newsletter No 23, p5)
The European Corrosion Medal was presented to Prof. Marcus at EUROCORR 2015’s opening session in Graz, Austria.
Professor Herman Terryn, Belgium
Herman Terryn was chosen for the prestigious EFC Award by his peers based upon his clear vision towards the industrial relevance and needs drawn from the field of corrosion, electro-chemistry and surface science and their relation to materials. He is recognised as a pioneer in the frontiers of corrosion and surface science as he adeptly cross references combined activities in the areas of corrosion technology, functional surface engineering, surface characterisation and electrochemical characterisation.
read more (EFC Newsletter No 22, p5)
The European Corrosion Medal was presented to Prof. Terryn at EUROCORR 2014’s opening session in Pisa, Italy.