Whitney Award Winner to Deliver Lecture on Materials Behavior

Dr. Sanna Virtanen, Chair of Surface Science and Corrosion in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering in Germany’s Friedrich-Alexander University (FAU) Erlangen-Nürnberg, is the 2024 recipient of AMPP’s prestigious Wilis Whitney Technical Achievement Award. The award is named after Willis R. Whitney (1868–1958), an American chemist and founder of the research laboratory of the General Electric Company.

In her lecture, Dr. Virtanen will discuss current and possible future challenges for materials behavior, especially corrosion resistance, under challenging or harsh conditions. She will explore how developments in materials design and novel experimental techniques to study mechanisms of corrosion reactions aid in achieving the safe and sustainable selection of materials and protection methods for various technical applications. These developments and techniques will be highlighted by research examples.

This Whitney Lecture will be held in Room 217 of the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center on Tuesday, March 5, 2024, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

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