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NACE International Honors Dignitaries for
their Contribution towards Corrosion Awareness

New Delhi, October 2, 2013: In order to appreciate the work done by the corrosion fraternity, NACE distributed Corrosion Awareness Awards on Wednesday to acknowledge the contributions of the individuals and organizations. The awards recognize individuals who have made a significant contribution to the corrosion industry.

On the occasion of the award ceremony, Hon'ble Minister of State (I/C) Mr. Srikant Kumar Jena, Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers sent a congratulatory message to the organizers and said, “It gives me immense pleasure that NACE International Gateway Section is organizing such a conference which provides a common platform for sharing and exchange of knowledge pertaining to critical issues of Corrosion. I hope that this international conference shall also facilitate and augment the business relationships of Indian companies with international companies.”

This year’s CORCON 2013 witnessed 1000 delegates from across a varied spectrum of industries, to discuss on the context of corrosion and its control. NACE honored the dignitaries for their contribution to Corrosion.

List of 19th Corrosion Awards winners at NACE World CORCON 2013:-

Excellence in Corrosion Science & Technology
Award for individual working in research/ educational organization
Dr. Mumtaz, Ahmad Quarisi, Prof.& Head, Dept. of Chemistry, IIT (BHU), Varanasi
Dr. S.K. Shrivastav, Chief Chemist, IEOT, ONGC, Panvel, Navi Mumbai
Distinction in Corrosion Science and technology
Award for an individual between 25 to 40 years of age working in an Industrial Organization
Mr. Ashish Khera, P. Eng, Director
Allied Engineers, N Delhi
Distinction in Corrosion Science and technology
For an individual between 25 to 40 of age working in the field of education & research
Dr. M. Kiran Kumar, Scientist Materials Science Division, BARC, Mumbai
Excellent Laboratory Award
For a material testing and research laboratory in private / public sector
Welspun Corp Ltd. Bhauch, Gujarat
Student Awards
For thesis of a student who obtained Ph D degree in 2012-13 with corrosion as the main subject
Dr. Geogry J Abraham, Student Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay
For the thesis of a student who obtained M.Tech. degree in 2012-13 with corrosion as the main subject
Mohammad Umar Farooq Khan, Student Indian Insitute of Technology, Bombay
Meritorious Contribution Award
For field of corrosion science & technology & the activities of NACE & similar organizations
Individual from Industry
Mr. Prabhakar M Fanse, consultant, Varodara, Gujarat
Individual from Education & Research Insitute
Dr. R Venkatesan, Scientist G, Programme Director, National Institute of Ocean Technology, Chennai
Life Time Achievement Award
For distinguished Senior Citizen for his life time contributions to the activities for the growth & development of: NACE International & NIGIS, Corrosion Science & Technology, and Corrosion Awareness in India.

Padma Shri Dr. Baldev Raj
NIGIS welcomed the support of Indian Institute of Corrosion and acknowledges with thanks the continuing support of GAIL (India) Ltd., Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Ltd., Corrosion Control Services (B) Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai, Corrtech International Pvt. Ltd, Ahmedabad, International Certification Services (Asia) Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai, Osnar Paints and Contracts Private Limited. NACE International is the pioneer and leader in the field of corrosion engineering and is thus recognized around the world as the premier authority for corrosion control solutions. It is witnessing over 20 countries participation which gives it a truly global outlook.

About NACE International India Gateway

Established in 1992, the NACE International India Gateway with over 1100 members is the fourth largest in the world, after USA, Canada and China. The India section is part of the East Asia and Pacific Rim area which is one of the eight areas of NACE. This is the second largest area and the fastest growing area compared to North America, where the membership is very large. The profile of members in our area is that they are younger and more educated and therefore NACE looks to this area for impetus and growth worldwide. From March 1, 2013, Mr Tushar Jhaveri has taken over as President NACE International he is the first Indian to be President of NACE International.

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