Sanjay Choudhary Receives 2023 Corrosion Division Morris Cohen Graduate Student Award

James Noël, past ECS Corrosion Division Chair, presents award to Sanjay Choudhary.

Join us in congratulating Sanjay Choudhary of the University of Virginia, recipient of the 2023 ECS Corrosion Division Morris Cohen Graduate Student Award! Sanjay presented his award talk at the 244th ECS Meeting in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Sanjay Choudhary
University of Virginia
C01—1082 Evolution of Passivity and Passivity-Breakdown for Cr and Cr-Containing Alloys

Sanjay Choudhary is a Postdoctoral Research Associate with Prof. Robert G. Kelly at the University of Virginia where he studies localized corrosion characteristics of Al-alloys used in aerospace and stainless-steel dry storage containers, by means of in situ transmission electron microscopy and finite element modeling.

After completing a BTech in Metallurgical Engineering at the National Institute of Technology Raipur in 2014, he received the MTech in Materials Science and Engineering in 2016 from the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur. As part of his MTech research, under Prof. Kallol Mondal’s supervision, he studied the evolution of rust layer on mild steel structures during atmospheric corrosion. From 2016-2018, Dr. Choudhary worked as a Researcher with TATA Steel India Ltd., where he investigated the evolution of oxide scale during hot rolling and localized corrosion in steel plates. Dr. Choudhary obtained his PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from Monash University in 2022. Under the supervision of Prof. Nick Birbilis and Dr. Sebastian Thomas, he studied the evolution of passivity and passivity breakdown in Cr and Cr-containing alloys including stainless steel and multi-principal element alloys.

Corrosion Division Morris Cohen Graduate Student Award

The Corrosion Division Morris Cohen Graduate Student Award, established in 1991, recognizes and rewards outstanding graduate research in the field of corrosion science and/or engineering. Such early recognition of highly qualified corrosion scientists and/or engineers is intended to encourage especially promising researchers to remain active in the field after their graduate research is completed. The award consists of a scroll and USD $1,000 prize. The recipient presents a lecture on his or her research at a designated ECS Corrosion Division symposium when the award is presented. Up to USD $1,000 may be available for meeting travel expenses.

Nominations for the 2024 Corrosion Division Morris Cohen Graduate Student Award are accepted through January 15, 2024.

Visit the award page for eligibility criteria, nomination requirements, and a list of past recipients.

ECS Honors & Awards Program

The Society recognizes outstanding technical achievements in electrochemistry and solid state science and technology through the Honors & Awards Program. These awards are an opportunity to highlight the contributions of our scientific community’s many deserving members.


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