Friday, January 1, 2010

Rob Kelly Elected Fellow of the Electrochemical Society

Congratulations to Prof. Robert Kelly on his election to Fellow of the Electrochemical Society. Professor Kelly's induction is the result of his exceptional contributions to corrosion science particularly in the areas of corrosion chemistry analysis and interpretation, localized corrosion, corrosion modeling as well as atmospheric corrosion processes. The electrochemical society has numerous divisions covering many aspects of electrochemical phenomena. Election to Fellow of the Society is tightly regulated to just a small fraction of the entire society membership and competition amongst divisions for election is fierce.

From ECS Fall Meeting:

Professor Kelly's research centers on the corrosion of materials with a focus on understanding the underlying mechanisms and developing approaches to management of corrosion damage by applying new experimental methods and computational approaches. Prof. Kelly's past efforts have included work on the corrosion of metals and alloys in marine environments, non-aqueous and mixed solvents, as well as stress-corrosion cracking and other forms of localized corrosion. Prof. Kelly is currently working with his students and colleagues at UVa and elsewhere on studies of intergranular corrosion of marine aluminum alloys, development of improved accelerated testing, as well as corrosion sensing systems for reinforced concrete and intergranular corrosion, and modeling of corrosion processesover many size scales.

Prof. Kelly has co-authored over seventy papers, presented fifty invited talks and is the Co-Director of the Center for Electrochemical Science and Engineering at UVa. He was selected as the recipient of the 1997 A. B. Campbell Award for the best paper by an author 35 years old or younger and the 1999 H. H. Uhlig Award for young corrosion educators from NACE International. He is also a Fellow of NACE International. He has won several teaching awards while at UVa, including an All University Teaching Award in 2004. He was the 2001 recipient of the Robert T. Foley Award from the National Capital Section of ECS. He has rendered technical assistance to the NRC and DOE concerning the Yucca Mountain Project, the USAF Aging Aircraft Program, the NASA Safety and Engineering Center, and the 9/11 Pentagon Memorial designteam. Professor Kelly is a member of ECS, NACE, and ASM. He has been active in ECS for over 15 years, including holding all of the offices in the ECS Corrosion Division Executive Committee and the National Capital Section. In addition, he has served on numerous committees for ECS.