John R. Scully’s teaching career began in 1990 when he joined the University of Virginia. As the current Charles Henderson Endowed Chaired Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and the co-director of the Center for Electrochemical Science and Engineering, Scully has mentored 35 PhD students, 36 MS students, 13 post-doctoral scholars, and numerous undergraduate research students and visiting scholars.
Scully’s research focuses on standards of living and safety through understanding the scientific mechanisms of corrosion while preventing and protecting against corrosion phenomena. From his career with Sandia National Laboratories and the Naval Research and Development Center from 1983-1990 to his position as a visiting scientist at AT&T Bell Laboratories, Scully’s career in science has covered many topics.
Among his many honors, Scully is a Fellow of ECS, National Association of Corrosion Engineers, and American Society for Metals; received the H. H. Uhlig Award from ECS, and was presented the A. B. Campbell and W. R. Whitney Awards from NACE.