EUROCORR 2017

European Corrosion Medal 2017

On the occasion of EUROCORR 2017 in Prague, Czech Republic, the European Corrosion Medal was awarded to

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.

 

The purpose of the European Corrosion Medal is to recognise achievements by a scientist, or group of scientists, in the application of corrosion science in the widest sence. The recipient(s) must be of a nationality corresponding to one, or more, of the Member Societies of the EFC and the work must be conducted within a European country.
The European Corrosion Medal consists of a bronze medal, a diploma and a sum of 1000 Euros and is awarded every year preferably on the occasion of a Europen Corrosion Congress (EUROCORR). The laureate is invited to give a lecture related to the work for which the medal was attributed.

 

EFC Honorary Fellowship

The 2017 EFC Honorary Fellowship was presented to

Prof. Pier Luigi Bonora and Prof. Michael Schütze

at the opening session of the joint EUROCORR 2017 & 20th International Corrosion Congress & Process Safety Congress 2017 in Prague, Czech Republic. read more (EFC Newsletter No 25, p8 and 9)

 

EUROCORR Young Scientist Grant

The winners of the EUROCORR Young Scientist Grant 2017, along with the topics they will study and the institutions they will visit, are as follows:

  • Ms. Anissa Célina Bouali (University of Kiel, Germany) will visit Dr. Alexander Lutz ( Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium), in the frame of her studies “Smart coating optimization and enhancement of their components compatibility";
  • Ir. Berk Özdirik (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium) will visit Dr. Patrik Schmutz (EMPA, Switzerland), in the frame of his studies "Assessment of electrochemical H-sorption properties in steel by micro-cell technique”;
  • Mr. Hongchang Qian (University of Science and Technology Beijing, China) will visit Dr. Yaiza Gonzalez-Garcia ( Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands), in the frame of his studies “Shape memory polymer (SMP)-based self-healing coatings”.
read more (EFC Newsletter No 25, p7)

The EUROCORR Young Scientist Grant aims at stimulating interaction and collaboration within the international corrosion community by providing financial support to junior corrosionists, thus enabling them to visit and interact with other corrosionists at their respective institutes abroad.

 

Henri Coriou Award

The 2017 Henri Coriou Award for outstanding contributions to corrosion science and engineering in the nuclear field was presented to:

Prof. Hannu Hänninen, Aalto University, Finland