ECS recently lost a devoted, accomplished member, and a cherished friend. Robert Frankenthal passed away on Wednesday, September 18.

Bob held many posts and positions within the Corrosion Division and the Society itself, serving as chair of Pittsburgh Section (1963–64), Corrosion Division chair (1980–1982), and ECS President (1993–1994). He also received numerous awards and honors, including winning the Corrosion Division H. H. Uhlig Award in 1989 and becoming a Fellow of The Electrochemical Society in 1995.

If you would like to learn more about Bob, please visit the page about him on the ECS website, which also includes a long-form interview Roque Calvo, former ECS Executive Director, conducted with him as part of the ECS Masters Series.


The Corrosion Division is currently accepting nominations for the following two awards:

Rebecca Schaller, Cohen award winner.

Rebecca Schaller, 2018 Cohen award winner.

Corrosion Division Morris Cohen Graduate Student Award: established in 1991 to recognize and reward outstanding graduate research in the field of corrosion science and/or engineering. The award consists of a framed certificate and a $1,000 prize. The award, for outstanding Masters or PhD work, is open to graduate students who have successfully completed all the requirements for their degrees as testified to by the student’s advisor, within a period of two years prior to the nomination submission deadline. (more…)

Corrosion DivisonExtended deadline: February 12, 2018

On behalf of the ECS Corrosion Division, you are invited to nominate qualified candidates for the following award:

Herbert H. Uhlig Award was established in 1972 to recognize excellence in corrosion research and outstanding technical contributions to the field of corrosion science and technology. The award consists of a framed certificate and a $1,500 prize. The next award winner will be recognized at the 234th ECS Meeting, as part of AiMES 2018, which takes place in Cancun, Mexico September 30 – October 4.

The 2017 winner of this award was Herman Terryn of Vrije Universiteit Brussel Belgium who presented an award talk called Advanced Experimental and Modelling Approaches to Understand and Predict Better Corrosion of Metals.