Corrosion Division Morris Cohen Graduate Student Award

2020 ECS Corrosion Division Morris Cohen Graduate Student Award Goes to Chao Liu

Each year, the ECS Corrosion Division recognizes outstanding academic achievements in corrosion science and/or engineering through the Morris Cohen Graduate Student Award. Congratulations to the 2020 Corrosion Division Morris Cohen Graduate Student Award winner, Chao (Gilbert) Liu of the Shell Technology Center.

Chao (Gilbert) Liu is currently R&D Researcher/Electrochemist with Royal Dutch Shell at their U.S. technology center. He completed his PhD in the Materials Science and Engineering Department at the University of Virginia, U.S., in December 2018. His PhD work seeks a fundamental understanding of localized corrosion degradation of the airframe structure introduced by galvanic connection of dissimilar materials during atmospheric exposure, via a combined modeling and experimental approach. The outcome of his research contributed to the fundamental understanding of the field of atmospheric galvanically-induced localized corrosion, and provided corrosion mitigation insights to the protection of metal/alloy-based infrastructures during atmosphere exposure. The Office of Naval Research (United States Department of the Navy) supported Liu’s work as part of a collaboration with academic advisors Professors Rob Kelly, John Scully, and Jimmy Burns.

Chao received his BS in applied chemistry at Nanchang University, China. In 2012, he completed his MS in chemical engineering at the University of Florida, U.S. There he was introduced to the corrosion world under the supervision of Prof. Mark Orazem. Chao is a columnist for the Interface Tech Highlights Section.


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