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