Paul McIntyre Award; 2019 Recipient – Dr. Steve Paterson

Dr. Steve Paterson

The 2019 Paul McIntyre award has been granted to Dr. Steve Paterson.  Steve obtained a B.Sc and Ph.D in metallurgy from Imperial College, London. He joined Shell International and over 34 years had an exciting journey in a variety of roles involving materials, corrosion, welding and integrity management. His experience covered the research, refining, chemical and oil and gas production sectors and he worked in the UK, Netherlands, Norway and Malaysia. Since retiring from Shell in 2017 Steve has worked as an independent consultant and is currently a part-time lecturer at Robert Gordon University where he teaches materials and corrosion, and corrosion management. The award will be presented at the Electrochem 2019 conference at Strathclyde University on Wednesday 28 August, 2019, during the Corrosion Engineering Division part of the meeting.

The Fundamentals of Corrosion Course September 2019

The Institute of Corrosion is running a Fundamentals of Corrosion course presented by Dr Jane Lomas at the Institute of corrosion office at Corrosion House 5 St Peters Gardens Marefair Northampton on the 23rd – 27th of September.  The course will be based on practical information and hands-on examples as well as relevant background theory.   Attendees on the course will be given a wide ranging introduction to all the major aspects of corrosion engineering.

Successful completion of the course and the associated examination will required for obtaining Professional membership of ICorr for those without either formal qualifications in corrosion or the relevant time experience.

Who is the course for:

The course will be suitable for engineers, paint inspectors, designers, technicians and scientists wishing to expand their career opportunities into the corrosion field or wanting to broaden or refresh their knowledge of corrosion in general.

Civil, mechanical, chemical and naval engineers will find the course aids their ability to assess potential or actual corrosion situations and to be able build anti-corrosion measures and strategies into their projects.  It will also help to understand the mechanisms and causes of common premature failures.

The course will take place over a 5 day period in a classroom format; four days being talks and practical sessions and the fifth day being a short review and the examination.  There will be opportunities to ask questions at all times during the course.

Course Content:

The course will include:

  • Corrosion of common metals.
  • Basic corrosion science.
  • Common corrosion mechanisms; galvanic, crevice, pitting, deposition, corrosion under deposit/lagging, stress corrosion and cracking.
  • The electrochemical series and its practical uses.
  • Methods for preventing or managing corrosion, including Inhibitors/passivation.
  • Introduction to cathodic protection.
  • Surface preparation challenges, paints & coatings.
  • Corrosion and environmental conditions.
  • Material selection & design.
  • Corrosion testing and monitoring.

Course Presenter:

The course will be presented by Dr Jane Lomas (FICorr).

Jane is an experienced corrosion & coatings engineer at Amtec Consultants Ltd with a multi-disciplinary background. She has over 30 years practical experience of marine corrosion and building coatings issues, from project design, through new building to guarantee claims; ongoing coating maintenance problems and repair issues.

She also works on a global basis with failure investigations and product liability claims in the automotive, industrial, aerospace and water treatment industries as an investigator and problem solver.

Jane manages multi-company projects for both R&D purposes and claims cases and also runs the laboratory at Amtec.

  • Fellow – Institute of Corrosion (FICorr)
  • Honorary Secretary, Trustee and Council Member of ICorr.

Further information on the course can be obtained from the Institute of Corrosion: or

‘Materials Science Technologist’ Degree Apprenticeship Update

‘Materials Science Technologist’ Degree Apprenticeship Update

Dear BrianWe are pleased to advise that the funding band for the Material Science Technologist Degree Apprenticeship has been approved. Click here to view the final funding band decision letter.

The apprenticeship is now ready for delivery and details are available on The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education website.

Employers who are interested in having individuals trained on this apprenticeship should contact the universities who have participated in the trailblazer group about its availability and delivery dates. The universities are:

  • Staffordshire University
  • The University of Sheffield
  • Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Queen Mary University of London
  • University of Birmingham
  • University of Derby
  • Sheffield Hallam University.

We would like to thank everyone involved for all their hard work and support in developing the Material Science Technologist Degree Apprenticeship.

Sir Gerry Berragan, Chief Executive of the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education, has expressed his thanks to all of those involved in the trailblazer group. A copy of the letter can be found here.

If you would like any further information, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Kind regards

Cathryn Hickey, Secretariate

Chris Stevens, Chair

James Smith, Vice Chair

ICorr CSD and CED meeting at Electrochem 2019, August 26-28, Strathclyde University

The Institute of Corrosion is running meetings of both the Corrosion Science Division (CSD) and the Corrosion Engineering Division (CED) as part of the Electrochem 2019 conference, which is being held from 26-28 August at Strathclyde University, as follows:

1. The Corrosion Science Symposium will include presentations on the electrochemical aspects of corrosion science and will cover state of the art developments in fundamental corrosion science. Presentations will be given in on Tuesday 27th and Wednesday 28th August. This symposium will include presentation of the U.R. Evans award to the 2019 winner, Tetsuo Shoji.

2. The Corrosion Engineering Day will take place on Wednesday 28th August only. In the morning there will be a series of invited lectures from experienced practitioners on the theme of ‘Electrochemical Corrosion Monitoring in Industrial Applications’. This symposium will include presentation of the Paul McIntyre award to the 2019 winner, Steve Paterson. In the afternoon CED working group meetings will take place (Coatings, Oil and Gas, Nuclear, CP, Corrosion in Concrete). A day rate option is available on the registration page for people attending the CED meeting only. Attendance at the working group meetings only is free of charge. Please email Nick Smart ( to indicate which working group meeting(s) you plan to attend.

Full details about registration etc. are available at

Please note that the early bird registration fees expire on June 21st.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Offshore Energy and Telegraph Cables

Organised by SCI’s London Group and the Institute of Corrosion – London Branch
The Evening Chair will be John T O’Shea, Hon ICorr Life Fellow

Thursday 26 September 2019, 17:30 for 18:00
SCI, 14/15 Belgrave Square, London, SW1X 8PS, UK

Book today! Free registration
T: +44 (0)20 7598 1561

This evening event includes two presentations, followed by a networking reception at 19:30. Attendance to this
event is free of charge, however places are limited. Please register today by visiting:
The event is open to SCI, ICorr, IOM3, LMS, and TWI members and guests.

Please click link below for details of the event:

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