Corrosion Division H. H. Uhlig Award

The Corrosion Division H. H. Uhlig Award was established in 1973 to recognize excellence in corrosion research and outstanding technical contributions to the field of corrosion science and technology.

Nomination Deadline: December 15, annual
Presented: Fall meeting, annual

Recipient qualifications

The recipient will have made some outstanding achievement in corrosion research or other significant technical contributions to the field of corrosion science and technology. Nominations, once made, will be considered for two consecutive award periods, but the nominations may be upgraded.


The award consists of a scroll and a $1,500 prize. The recipient is required to attend the designated Society meeting to receive the award and present a lecture to the Corrosion Division. The recipient may receive (if required) financial assistance to facilitate attendance.

About H. H. Uhlig

Professor Herbert H. Uhlig was head of the Corrosion Laboratory, teacher, and graduate advisor at MIT for over thirty years. He authored hundreds of publications on the subjects of passivity, pitting, stress corrosion cracking, corrosion fatigue, and the oxidation of metals. Through the application of basic first principles to his research on corrosion phenomena, he is widely recognized as being one of the leaders responsible for establishing the field of corrosion science on a firm fundamental basis. Uhlig was an active ECS member and served as President from 1955-1956.

Past recipients

Herman Terryn
Robert G. Kelly
David Shoesmith
Paul Natishan
Mário Ferreira
Hans-Henning Strehblow
Patrik Schmuki
Gerald S. Frankel
John R. Scully
Martin Stratmann
Edward McCafferty
G. T. Burstein
P. Marcus

R. Newman
C. Leygraf
F. Mansfeld
D. Macdonald
K. Hashimoto
M. J. Graham
W. H. Smyrl
H. Isaacs
H. Leidheiser
R. P. Frankenthal
H. W. Pickering
P. Kofstad