Corrosion Science Division (CSD)

UR Evans Award 2021

The recipient of the 2021 UR Evans award is Prof Mary Ryan (Imperial College, London). Mary leads a large interdisciplinary group focused on understanding nanoscale materials and nanoscale interfaces in, and between, materials and their environments. She has a particular interest in the development of operando approaches and has pioneered nanoscale methods in synchrotron science. Her research areas are corrosion, applied electrochemistry, energy materials (batteries, photovoltaics, fuel cells, catalysis) nanomaterials, the stability of materials, electrochemical deposition of ceramics, and formation of metal and oxide nanostructures and their potential toxicity. The focus of this research is to develop a fundamental understanding of electrochemical interfaces, with the ultimate long-term aim of being able to design surfaces and materials for a given application through electrochemical processing.

Prof Ryan joined the Department of Materials at Imperial College in 1999, from Brookhaven National Laboratory in the US, and has been a Professor of Materials Science and Nanotechnology since 2012. She was elected Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering in 2015 and is a Fellow of IoM3 and of the Institute of Corrosion, and in 2003 was awarded the Kurt Schwabe Award of the European Federation of Corrosion (in recognition of her scientific and technical contribution to the field of corrosion on the basis of publications in the literature).

Prof Ryan will give her UR Evans award plenary talk at the 62nd Corrosion Science Symposium, which this year will join the Advances in Corrosion Protection by Organic Coatings meeting, on 5th-9th September 2021 (the venue will either be Christs’ College Cambridge or online – covid permitting).

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