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.

James T. Burns

2021 Recipient(s): James T. Burns

Professor Burns received a B.S degree from the United States Air Force Academy in Engineering Mechanics with a Mathematics minor in 2002 and completed his M.S. and Ph.D. in Material Science and Engineering at the University of Virginia. He also has served as an Aircraft Battle Damage Engineer and Assistant Aircraft Structural Integrity Program (ASIP) manager for the C-130 and as a Research Engineer at the Air Force Research Laboratory. His research focuses on the intersection of metallurgy, solid mechanics, and electrochemistry.

Burns is an Associate Professor in the Center for Electrochemical Science and Engineering at the University of Virginia, USA


Past Recipients

  • 2020 - Marc Singer
  • 2019 - Joey Kish
  • 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