H.H. Uhlig Award

H.H. Uhlig Award

The H.H. Uhlig Award is given in recognition of outstanding effectiveness in post-secondary corrosion education at the undergraduate or graduate level as exhibited by an educator who excites their students through outstanding and innovative teaching in corrosion. To qualify, nominations must be received within 10 years of the nominee entering the field of education. An educator may qualify who has effectively conveyed and instilled in students the principles and applications of corrosion science and technology, and has stimulated students to enter professional pursuits in defining and mitigating corrosion problems.

A maximum of one award may be given in any year. The recipient will receive an inscribed award and honorarium of $1,000.

Nominee Eligibility

  • The nominee must be a current member of NACE in good standing.
  • No posthumous nominations will be accepted.
  • Past presidents are eligible for this award only for accomplishments following their presidency and only after 5 years’ time has lapsed since their presidency.
  • Past recipients of this award are not eligible to receive this award again.

How to Nominate

Download and fill out nomination form

Review criteria for nominator eligibility

Return on or before June 30 to NACE Headquarters

For more information please email awards@nace.org.

Joey Kish

2019 Recipient(s): Joey Kish

Kish holds a Doctorate in Materials Science & Engineering from McMaster University located in Hamilton, ON. Understanding relationships between a material’s surface structure, composition and properties as related to corrosion performance of structural components in the chemical processing, automotive, aerospace and energy generation industries. Optimizing thermomechanical processing, heat treatment and alloy chemistry to decrease inherent surface reactivity and/or enhance self-passivation tendency. Developing improved environmentally-sound and seal-healing protective coatings schemes for light weight alloy structural components for the transportation industry. Establishing correlations between accelerated lab-based testing to in-service performance of structural components to support development of life time prediction methodologies. With over 100 peer-reviewed journal and conference articles published on corrosion science and engineering aspects in the automotive, energy generation and chemical processing industries. Kish is also a member of various organizations and holds the following positions; President, NACE Foundation of Canada and Faculty Advisor, NACE Sothern Ontario Student Section.

He is currently a Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at McMaster University located in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.


Past Recipients

  • 2018 - Dr. Homero Castaneda-Lopez
  • 2017 - Dr. Brian J. Connolly
  • 2016 - No recipient
  • 2015 - No recipient
  • 2014 - Y. Frank Cheng
  • 2013 - Amir Eliezer
  • 2012 - Nick Birbilis
  • 2011 - Dr. Thomas Ladwein
  • 2010 - Noam Eliaz
  • 2009 - No recipient
  • 2008 - Sannakaisa Virtanen
  • 2007 - Srdjan Nesic
  • 2006 - Pedro Castro– Borges
  • 2005 - Patrik Schmuki
  • 2004 - Alison Davenport
  • 2003 - No recipient
  • 2002 - R.G. Buchheit Jr.
  • 2001 - No recipient
  • 2000 - G.S. Frankel
  • 1999 - R.G. Kelly
  • 1998 - No recipient
  • 1997 - J.R. Scully
  • 1996 - B.A. Shaw