Winners of 2019 Corrosion Innovation Awards Honored at Ceremony

January 22, 2020

By Ben DuBose,Staff Writer

Materials Performance (MP) Magazine honored the new class of winners for the 2019 MP Corrosion Innovation of the Year Awards program in Monday’s ceremony at CORROSION 2019 in Nashville. The ceremony was held immediately outside the Exhibit Hall entrance, just minutes before the hall opened.

The complete list of finalists is available at the event web site, along with full descriptions of each innovation. The 10 winners were first announced publicly by current NACE President Jeff Didas at the afternoon ceremony, where each winning group also received a trophy to commemorate their success.

The MP Corrosion Innovation of the Year Awards program provides a forum for NACE International members and customers to showcase their corrosion mitigation technologies and receive recognition for their innovative solutions. Winners were selected by a panel of corrosion-control experts spanning a diverse range of subject matter expertise from across the industry.

In all, the global corrosion control community submitted more than 50 nominations for the 2019 program,setting an all-time record. To be considered an innovation, nominated projects are required show the potential for a significant positive impact in corrosion control. Innovations can be related to coatings and linings, materials, design,equipment, testing, monitoring, integrity assessment, cathodic protection,chemical treatment, or anything else directly related to corrosion prevention and mitigation.

Anyone worldwide involved with corrosion control, including individuals, companies, organizations, and governments, can submit a nomination. There is no fee to enter the program.

Winners from the 2019 program are:

·      “Adjustable Atmospheric Corrosion Test Rack” —Raghu Srinivasan, Breton Henry, Ezra Adams, Jarek Halat, Jasper Jackson, Aaliq Rowland; University of Alaska Anchorage

·      “Connectionless Electrical Pulse Response Analysis (CEPRA) Method” — Andrew Fahim, Pouria Ghods, Aali Alizadeh, Sarah Decarufel, Mustafa Salehi; Giatec Scientific Inc.

·      “FeCrAl Accident Tolerant Fuel Cladding” — Kevin G. Field, Yukinori Yamamoto, Kurt A. Terrani, Bruce Pint, Raul Rebak, Russ Fawcett; Oak Ridge National Laboratory,GE Global Research, Global NuclearFuel—Americas

·      “FlexGel–Corrosion Mitigating Thixotropic Gel” —Kirk Francis, Stewart Duthie; Flexlife

·      “Hexcorder Pro CIPS/DCVG/GPS Survey Instrument” —Elizabeth Nicholson, Pat Yaremko, Matt Bechberger, Peter Nicholson; Cathodic Technology Ltd.

·      “Nano-Clear Industrial Coating Solutions” — TiloKunz, Thomas Choate; Assero Industrial Coatings, Nanovere Technologies, LLC

·      “Perforated Offshore Monopile for Corrosion Control” — Monica M. Maher, Geoffrey Swain; Center for Corrosion and Biofouling Control, Florida Institute of Technology

·      “Pocket-Sized GPS CP Interrupter” — Bill Mott,Charlie Petrie; Taku Engineering, LLC

·      “ROCKWOOL WR-TECH” — Osama Hamza; ROCKWOOL

·      “Self-Healing Additives for Corrosion Resistance”— Gerald O. Wilson, A.G. Navarro, Subramanyam Kasisomayajula, Christopher R. D.Dayton, H. Magnus Andersson, Gordon Fischer; Autonomic Materials, Inc.

In addition to trophies, winners will be featured editorially in 2019 via both the print and digital platforms of MP. They will also be given opportunities to speak about their winning innovation at CORROSION 2020 in Houston, Texas, USA.

The next edition of the MP Corrosion Innovation of the Year Awards program will be held at CORROSION 2021 in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, with the nominating period beginning the prior year in 2020.

For more information on the program, visit

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