Thursday, May 21, 2009

CESE 2009 National Association of Corrosion Engineers Distinguished Organization

Rob Kelly (left) and Jon Scully (right) are co-directors of CESE
CESE, The University of Virginia's Center for Electrochemical Science and Engineering has been selected to receive the 2009 National Association of Corrosion Engineers Distinguished Organization Award. This award, typically given to outstanding companies, recognizes the contributions of CESE to the field of corrosion science and engineering over a sustained period of time. This is only the second time that a distinguished organization award has been given to a university in the 60 year history of NACE.

Established in 1934, NACE International has more than 60 years of experience in developing corrosion prevention and control standards and has become the largest organization in the world committed to the study of corrosion. The award will be given at the upcoming CORROSION 2009 conference in Atlanta , Georgia. 

CESE is a multi-disciplinary research effort which includes activities in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering and the Department of Chemical Engineering as well as interactions with the Charles L. Brown Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, the Department of Computer Science and the Department of Physics in the College. Co-directors of the center are Professors Robert G. Kelly (MSE) and John R. Scully (MSE). Others include Associate Professor James M. Fitzgerald (MSE), Professor and Chair Richard P. Gangloff (MSE), Professor John L. Hudson (ChE), Assistant Professor Steven McIntosh, and Associate Professor Giovanni Zangari (MSE).