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ICMT alumni, current students and staff receive top honors at NACE 2016

NACE CORROSION 2016 conference held this March in Vancouver, Canada, had more than 5,000 attendees from around the world coming from 64 countries. In this highly competing environment Ohio University’s ICMT students and staff have won some major awards.
NACE International 2016 Award Recipients
At NACE International’s annual Awards Dinner, held during the conference, the members, nominated by their peers, were honored for committing their time and expertise for the benefit of the association and its mission of protecting people, assets, and the environment from corrosion. With more than 300 people in attendance, the recipients were congratulated and presented the trophies in the categories of R.A. Brannon, A.B. Campbell, CORROSION Best Paper, T.J. Hull, F.N. Speller, W.R. Whitney, Distinguished Organization, Distinguished Service, Technical Achievement, NACE Fellow, and NACE Foundation Founders Award.
A.B. Campbell Award: Yougui Zheng
Dr. Yougui Zheng received the 2016 A.B Campbell Award for the “Best Young Author”. This award is given in recognition of the most outstanding manuscript published in Materials Performance or CORROSION in the current year by an author, or authors, less than 35 years old at the time the manuscript was submitted for publication. This prestigious award was for the manuscript titled "Electrochemical Study and Modeling of H2S Corrosion of Mild Steel", by Yougui Zheng, Bruce Brown, and Srdjan Nešic. Yougui Zheng is with Shell Global Solutions.
CORROSION Best Paper Award: Yao Xiong, Bruce Brown, Brian Kinsella, Srdjan Nesic, FNACE, and Alain Pailleret
Dr. Yao Xiong et al., received the 2016 CORROSION Best Paper Award for the past publication year, which is the highest honor a corrosion paper can get. The CORROSION Best Paper Award is given in recognition of the most outstanding manuscript published in CORROSION Journal in the calendar year preceding the award nomination deadline. The award was for the manuscript “Atomic Force Microscopy Study of the Adsorption of Surfactant Corrosion Inhibitor Films”, by Yao Xiong, Bruce Brown, Brian Kinsella, Srdjan Nesic and Alain Pailleret. Yao Xiong is working for ExxonMobil.
Dr.Yao Xiong and Dr.Yougui Zheng are both former ICMT/Russ College PhD students, who have received these awards for their published papers written while they were still graduate students at the Russ College/ICMT/ChBioDept. These most prestigious awards for the published papers were given by the CORROSION Journal, which is the flagship journal of NACE International, and one of the two most prestigious corrosion publications worldwide. The “clean sweep” by ICMT of the two top publications awards at NACE happens very rarely. The ICMT won the CORROSION Best Paper Award only once before, in 2010 – with the paper by Dr. Wei Sun et al., a former PhD student at the ICMT, now with ExxonMobil. Prof. Nesic congratulated the recipients, stressing that their accomplishments are truly impressive and fully deserved. “This will mean so much in your careers. Winning the best overall paper with Yao's work and now, Yougui winning the best young author in the CORROSION Journal in the same year, this is fantastic! I am one proud academic adviser. It is a great honor for me as well.” Prof. Nesic said.
Student Poster Award Winners
Awards for Student Poster Award Session were given to 10 students for creating the top posters being recognized: the top three in the areas of corrosion science, corrosion engineering, and applied corrosion technology, as well as the top undergraduate poster submission.
In the Mars Fontana category for the field of corrosion, of three awarded posters, the First Place went to Saba Navabzadeh Esmaeely, a PhD student at the ICMT.
2016 NACE Foundation Scholarship Recipients
This year, over $135,000 was awarded in scholarships and nearly 50 students were recognized as the 2016 Scholarship Recipients at the Scholarship Awards Ceremony, sponsored by BP.
Among NACE Foundation Academic Scholarship recipients was Kody Wolfe, an Undergraduate/Junior at the Chemical and BioMolecular Dept.; and
Graduate Student Book Award one of the recipients was Maria Di Bonaventura, a Master Student at ICMT.
ICMT had a strong presence at NACE: fourteen papers were presented – ten by students, and four by faculty and staff; eleven students presented their posters; and seven NACE sessions were chaired or vice-chaired by OU faculty, staff, and our former PhD students, that are now employed by ExxonMobil, BP and Clariant.

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ICMT alumni named a Section Editor for Elsevier’s Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering

Yougui Zheng, PhD ’15, was recently named a Section Editor for Corrosion issues related to the Natural Gas Sector for Elsevier’s Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering. Yougui told us that he is honored to have this opportunity to serve and improve corrosion science as an ICMT/OU alumni. Yougui is now working for Shell Global Solutions, Houston, Texas.




Dr. Yves Gunaltun receives the ICMT Senior Research Fellowship Award - March 3, 2016

The ICMT Senior Research Fellowship Award is given to outstanding contributors in the field of corrosion and protection, who have also made a mark on the growth and development of the ICMT over the past 20 years. Dr. Nesic said that he cannot think of anyone else who has deserved this award more than Dr. Yves Gunaltun. Dr. Gunaltun has initiated research project at the ICMT in the mid-nineties and has never stopped helping guide and grow the research at the ICMT ever since. He was instrumental in ensuring continuing support by Total but has also helped attract other companies to our research programs, such as PTTEP, Thailand, Petroleum Institute, Abu Dhabi and others. It is also well known that Dr. Gunaltun is the “father” of so called Top Of Line Corrosion (TLC). He has been instrumental in making the corrosion community become aware of this problem, address it and find solutions for it. Our own TLC project first sponsored by Dr. Gunaltun in 1997 is still active and has helped put ICMT on the world map.




ICMT Hosts Spring Joint Industry Project’s Advisory Board Meetings


Corrosion Center Joint Industry Project (CC JIP)

ICMT hosted the CC JIP Advisory Board meeting on March 1 – 3, 2016. There were 11 representatives from 7 of the 20 sponsoring companies that were able to attend the 2 ½ day mini-conference at the ICMT. The 17 presentations given by students and staff during the meeting were well received with three Ph.D presenters (Wei Li, Shujun Gao, and Supat Leamsupapong) chosen to have the best presentations of the meeting. The next meeting of CC JIP will be October 2-4, 2016, in Athens, OH.



Former Ohio Senator George Voinovich visits ICMT

 

On October 7, 2015 former Ohio Senator George Voinovich visited ICMT. Senator Voinovich was introduced to the students and staff, while touring the Institute’s $20million facility, which is the largest research facility of its kind in the world dedicated to solving corrosion challenges in the oil and gas industry. Institute Director Srdjan Nesic informed the Senator that initial federal investment (NSF IUCRC grant) helped kick off its industry partnership to the point where it is now fully funded by leading companies from across the globe. He stated that Senator Voinovich’s visit is yet another way to raise awareness of what can be done at the Institute and asked the Senator to spread the word about how Institute can help with local and regional development.

 
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