Metal Chemistry Award 2017

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Frank Cheng is the 2017 recipient of CMSC Metal Chemistry Award.

Dr. Frank Cheng is a Professor and Canada Research Chair in Pipeline Engineering at the University of Calgary. He is an internationally recognized researcher in Corrosion Science and Engineering in oil/gas and pipeline systems. Frank’s research interests include three interrelated topics, i.e., pipeline corrosion and micro-/nano-electrochemical measurements, pipeline integrity management, and advanced materials technology.

Frank is serving as the Chair of NACE International Task Group 521 "Testing of nonshielding property of pipeline coatings to cathodic protection", and the Treasure of NACE Foundation of Canada. He was the Country (Canada) Leader of NACE IMPACT Study Program, the Chair of NSERC Site Visit Committee on Industrial Research Chair in Nuclear Materials Corrosion, and the Guest Editor of the Special Issue on Pipeline Corrosion of the journal Corrosion Engineering, Science and Technology. He was the sole Canadian member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences Committee on Pipeline Transportation of Diluted Bitumen, providing technical recommendations to U.S. Congress on Keystone XL pipeline project, of the British Columbia Ministry of Transportation Panel on Kitimat West Douglas Channel Corridor Analysis, and of the Canadian Pipeline Roadmap Steering Committee.

Frank is the recipient of the 2014 NACE International H. H. Uhlig Award, the 2015 Shi Changxu Award of the Chinese Society for Corrosion and Protection, and the 2017 Supervision Excellence Award of the China National Scholarship Council. He was elected as the Fellow of NACE International in 2016.

Frank is the author of 2 books, 4 book chapters, 165 journal articles and 75 conference papers, as well as 23 invited plenary and keynote talks in international conferences.

Frank earned a PhD in Materials Engineering at the University of Alberta in 2000