Willis Rodney Whitney Award

Willis Rodney Whitney Award

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.

Robert G. Kelly

2021 Recipient(s): Robert G. Kelly

Mr. Kelly has been conducting research on the corrosion of metals for the past 35 years. He holds a Ph.D. studies at Johns Hopkins University and spent two years at the Corrosion and Protection Centre at the University of Manchester as a Fulbright Scholar and as an NSF/NATO Post-doctoral Fellow. His experience includes work on the corrosion of metals and alloys, nonaqueous and mixed solvents as well as studies of the electrochemical and chemical conditions in localized corrosion sites in various alloy systems. He has graduated over 25 PhD students, co-authored over 120 papers. Mr. Kelly is also a Fellow of NACE International and has won several teaching awards during his career.

Mr. Kelly is a professor with University of Virginia, USA


Past Recipients

  • 2020 - Robert G. Kelly
  • 2019 - Xiaogang Li
  • 2018 - Dr. Srdjan Nešić, FNACE
  • 2017 - Dr. Paul M. Natishan, FNACE
  • 2016 - En-Hou Han, FNACE
  • 2015 - Gerald S. Frankel
  • 2014 - Koji Arioka
  • 2013 - Carmen Andrade
  • 2012 - John Scully
  • 2011 - David Shoesmith
  • 2010 - Thomas Devine, Jr.
  • 2009 - Alan Turnbull
  • 2008 - Philippe Marcus
  • 2007 - Christofer Leygraf
  • 2006 - Michel Keddam
  • 2005 - Martin Stratmann
  • 2004 - John Stringer
  • 2003 - M. J. Graham
  • 2002 - K. Hashimoto
  • 2001 - R. C. Newman
  • 2000 - H.S. Isaacs
  • 1999 - J.R. Galvele
  • 1998 - T. Shoji
  • 1997 - R.P. Frankenthal
  • 1996 - T. Shibata
  • 1995 - F.P. Ford
  • 1994 - R.M. Latanision
  • 1993 - J.B. Wagner
  • 1992 - D.D. Macdonald
  • 1991 - G. Trabanelli
  • 1990 - D.J. Duquette
  • 1989 - N. Sato
  • 1988 - F.B. Mansfeld
  • 1987 - R.A. Oriani
  • 1986 - R.A. Rapp
  • 1985 - H.W. Pickering
  • 1984 - E.N. Pugh
  • 1983 - H. Leidheiser, Jr.
  • 1982 - E.D. Verink, Jr.
  • 1981 - I.L. Rosenfeld
  • 1980 - R.W. Staehle
  • 1979 - R.N. Parkins
  • 1978 - N.W.A. Mueller
  • 1977 - J. Kruger
  • 1976 - N.A. Nielsen
  • 1975 - D.A. Vermilyea
  • 1974 - B.F. Brown
  • 1973 - M.A. Streicher
  • 1972 - G.A. Marsh
  • 1971 - W.J. Schwerdtfeger
  • 1970 - F. N. Rhines
  • 1969 - M. Pourbaix
  • 1968 - M.E. Straumanis
  • 1967 - G.H. Cartledge
  • 1966 - N.D. Tomashov
  • 1965 - W.D. Robertson
  • 1964 - M. Stern
  • 1963 - J.T. Waber
  • 1962 - J.E. Draley
  • 1961 - H. Copson
  • 1960 - M. Cohen
  • 1959 - No recipient
  • 1958 - T. P. Hoar
  • 1957 - C. Wager
  • 1956 - N. Hackerman
  • 1955 - W.H.J. Vernon
  • 1954 - I.A. Dennison
  • 1953 - R.M. Burns
  • 1952 - E.A. Gulbransen
  • 1951 - H.H. Uhlig
  • 1950 - R.H. Brown
  • 1949 - R.B. Mears
  • 1948 - U.R. Evans
  • 1947 - W.R. Whitney