Corrosion Division Morris Cohen Graduate Student Award

The Corrosion Division Morris Cohen Graduate Student Award was established in 1991 to recognize and reward 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.

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

Recipient qualifications

The recipient will be a graduate student who has successfully completed all the requirements for his/her degree(s) as testified to by the student’s advisor, within a period of two years prior to the nomination submission deadline and displayed outstanding Master or PhD work. An unsuccessful nomination will automatically remain active for the following year if there is remaining eligibility.

Nomination Submissions

Nominations may be made by the applicant’s research supervisor or anyone familiar with the nominee’s research work. In the latter case, the nomination must also include a letter from the research supervisor. An unsuccessful nomination will automatically remain active for the following year if there is remaining eligibility.

The complete nomination package will include:

  • Completed electronic nomination form
  • Nomination letter
  • A summary of the nominee’s Masters or PhD research work outlining, in 2 to 3 (double spaced) pages the most important aspects of the work and the resultant contributions to corrosion science and technology. The candidate’s promise as a future corrosion scientist and/or engineer should be considered in light of the student’s contribution to the research program as distinct from those of the professor.
  • A list of the nominee’s publications, reports, memberships and involvement with scientific societies, awards received, etc.
  • Copy of the candidate’s academic record, and reprints or preprints of publications.
  • Any other pertinent information which might assist the members of the Awards Committee in assessing the candidate.
  • The date on which all requirements for the degree were completed.

The award consists of a scroll and a US $1,000 prize. The recipient is expected to present a lecture on his or her research work at a designated Corrosion Division symposium when the award is presented. The recipient may receive up to US $1,000 toward travel expenses to facilitate attendance.

About Morris Cohen

A Canada native, Morris Cohen was a renowned expert in the field of electrochemistry and corrosion science. During a distinguished career at the National Research Council of Canada that spanned nearly 40 years, he authored more than 100 scientific papers and advised 24 Post-Doctoral Fellows who have distinguished themselves in research. Dr. Cohen was an active ECS member as a Divisional Editor and organizer of the Second International Symposium on Passivity in Toronto in 1962.


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