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

Willis Rodney Whitney Award

2019 Recipient(s)

  • Xiaogang Li 19

    Xiaogang Li

    Li holds a Ph.D. in Materials Science & Engineering from the Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences. He is being honored for his outstanding contributions in broad aspects of corrosion science and engineering. One particularly recognized accomplishment of Professor Li is his long-term dedication to the fundamental understanding of the corrosion phenomena in steels and the metallurgical designs of corrosion-resistant steels. His works have systematically clarified the influences of alloy compositions, microstructures and metallurgical process parameters on the origin and evolution of corrosion in steels. To facilitate the understanding of complex corrosion processes and the design of advanced corrosion-resistant materials, he has also developed the corrosion big data approach by integrating full life-cycle exposure tests, laboratory accelerated tests, high-throughput corrosion and environmental monitoring, as well as corrosion modelling and simulation.

    He is currently a professor at the University of Science and Technology Beijing.