• NACE equips society to protect people, assets and
    the environment from the adverse effects of corrosion.

Willis Rodney Whitney Award

The Willis Rodney Whitney Award is given in recognition of significant contributions to corrosion science, such as the development or improvement of a theory that provides a fundamental understanding of corrosion phenomena and/or the prevention of corrosion. An individual who has made a major contribution to corrosion science through a form of education or work that leads to a better understanding of the science of corrosion may qualify.

Nominee Eligibility:

  • The nominee does not have to be a member of NACE.
  • No posthumous nominations will be accepted.
  • Past presidents are eligible for this award only for accomplishments following their presidency and only after five years time has lapsed since their presidency.
  • Past recipients of this award are not eligible to receive this award again.

To Nominate:

  • Download and fill out nomination form
  • Review criteria for nominator eligibility
  • Return on or before June 30 to NACE Headquarters

Nomination Support:

  • Request a sample completed nomination
  • Submit your nomination via email
  • Contact the awards staff liaison

A maximum of one award may be given in any year. The recipient will receive an inscribed award and an honorarium of $1000.