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.
A maximum of one award may be given in any year. The recipient will receive an inscribed award and an honorarium of $1000.
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Over the past 40 years, Dr. Günter Schmitt has made outstanding contributions to corrosion science in a variety of fields. His inventions and innovations are based on sound scientific knowledge and fundamental understanding of corrosion and corrosion control phenomena that resulted in several time-tested and proven field techniques to control corrosion in challenging operating conditions. Dr. Schmitt has published more than 300 papers and educated more than 500 students, many of which are now in key leadership positions within the industry.
Dr. Schmitt is with IFINKOR-Institute for Maintenance and Corrosion Protection Technologies nfp-Ltd., Iserlohn, Northrhine-Westfalia, Germany.
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