Frank Newman Speller Award

Frank Newman Speller Award

This award is given for significant contributions to corrosion engineering, such as the development or improvement of a method, process, apparatus or equipment, or material that facilitates the control of corrosion or makes it less costly. An individual may qualify who has made a national or international contribution to corrosion engineering through some form of education or works.

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 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 5 years’ time has lapsed since their presidency.
  • Past recipients of this award are not eligible to receive this award again.

How to Nominate

Review the nominator eligibility requirements

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.

Roy Johnsen

2020 Recipient(s): Roy Johnsen

Roy Johnson has made outstanding and continual scientific contributions in the fields of cathodic protection and seawater corrosion science and engineering. Johnsen is also recognized for developing alloys for seawater and hydrocarbon applications to supply the oil and gas industry with materials that are more robust and corrosion resistant than before. Johnsen’s work is devoted to the development of reliable test methods to document corrosion properties under field conditions. Johnsen has published thirty-six works in peer-reviewed journals and more than 160 papers for international conference proceedings. Johnsen has contributed to the development of high impact industrial technologies, advance scientific researches and carried out unrelenting educational activities. His leadership and commitment to the corrosion community is proven by his record of sustained performances in the industry.

Johnsen is with Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, Norway.


Past Recipients

  • 2019 - U. Kamachi Mudali
  • 2018 - Dr. Robert (Bob) Tapping
  • 2017 - Dr. Narasi Sridhar, FNACE
  • 2016 - David Shifler, FNACE
  • 2015 - Dr. Jeffrey Gorman
  • 2014 - Shunichi Suzuki
  • 2013 - John Beavers
  • 2012 - Dr. William Hartt
  • 2011 - Dr. Pierre Combrade
  • 2010 - Andrew Garner
  • 2009 - Bruce Hinton
  • 2008 - David C. Silverman
  • 2007 - Jose Antonio Gonzalez
  • 2006 - Masakatsu Ueda
  • 2005 - Dagmar Knotkova
  • 2004 - B. Miksic
  • 2003 - R. Schutz
  • 2002 - G.M. Gordon
  • 2001 - G. Schick
  • 2000 - P.M. Scott
  • 1999 - H.E. Townsend
  • 1998 - H. Okada
  • 1997 - J.P Berge
  • 1996 - P.L. Andresen
  • 1995 - P.R. Rhodes
  • 1994 - S. Evans
  • 1993 - B.E. Wilde
  • 1992 - B.C. Syrett
  • 1991 - S.W. Dean
  • 1990 - M.E. Indig
  • 1989 - A.J. Sedricks
  • 1988 - R.A. Baboian
  • 1987 - E. Mattsson
  • 1986 - R.N. Miller
  • 1985 - S.L. Lopata
  • 1984 - W.E. Berry
  • 1983 - E.W. Haycock
  • 1982 - R.F. Stratful
  • 1981 - J.H. Morgan
  • 1980 - H. Spahn
  • 1979 - M.C. Miller
  • 1978 - J.B. Cotton
  • 1977 - W.K. Boyd
  • 1976 - E.H. Phelps
  • 1975 - B. Husock
  • 1974 - K.N. Barnard
  • 1973 - F.M. Reinhart
  • 1972 - No recipient
  • 1971 - A. Dravnieks
  • 1970 - A.W. Peabody
  • 1969 - C.G. Munger
  • 1968 - L.P. Sudrabin
  • 1967 - J.D. Sudbury
  • 1966 - R.S. Treseder
  • 1965 - F.W. Wink
  • 1964 - H.P. Godard
  • 1963 - T.P. May
  • 1962 - C.P. Larrabee
  • 1961 - K.G. Compton
  • 1960 - J.C. Hudson
  • 1959 - A. Wachter
  • 1958 - R.J. Kuhn
  • 1957 - W.F. Rogers
  • 1956 - M.G. Fontana
  • 1955 - G.N. Scott
  • 1954 - E.H. Dix, Jr.
  • 1953 - S.P. Ewing
  • 1952 - S. Thayer
  • 1951 - K.H. Logan
  • 1950 - O.C. Mudd
  • 1949 - F.L. LaQue
  • 1948 - J.M. Pearson
  • 1947 - F.N. Speller