2024 Award Recipients

Service and technical awards

Willis Whitney Technical Achievement Award

Recipient: Sannakaisa Virtanen
Location: Germany

Russell Brannon & John Keane Signature Award

Recipient: Teresa Estela Perez
Location: Argentina 

Joyce Wright Industry Impact Award

Recipient: Zineb Belarbi
Location: Albany, Oregon, USA

Educator Award

Recipient in honor of Herbert Uhlig:  Rajeev Gupta of Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
Recipient in honor of Richard Drisko:  Martin Alejandro Rodriguez of Argentina 

Publications Awards

Title: Ivy M. Parker Best Paper in CORROSION journal Award 
Winner: Critical Deposit Loading Thresholds for Under Deposit Corrosion in Steam Generators

Materials Performance Award

Winner: Mehrooz Zamanzadeh
Wildfire Impacts on Power Industry Steel Structures

AMPP Annual Conference + Expo paper Award

Winner: Federico Bertasi
Electrochemical Noise vs. Salt Spray Tests: Is There Room For a Faster Corrosion Resistance Evaluation?

Fellow Honor

Hisashi Amaya from Japan
Torben Lund Skovhus from Denmark
Ardjan Kopliku from the United States
Jason S. Lee from the United States
Dawei Zhang from China
Alyn Jenkins from the United Kingdom  
Tao Chen from Saudi Arabia
Toleti Subba Rao from India
Kamlesh Chandra from India
Gregory R. Ruschau from the United States
Mark Yunovich from the United States
Francois Ayello from the United States

Early Career Excellence Award

Recipients: Lindsey M Blohm and Thu Tran Addis from the United States

Elaine Bowman Distinguished Service Award

Yousef Khuraibut from the Kuwait
Nurul Asni Mohamed from Malaysia 
Jordan Groody from the United States
Laszlo Forgo, from the United States
Brett Johnson from Canada
David Enos from the United States

Oladis Troconis de Rincón Field Applied Technology Award

Kurt Lawson, from the United States
Gustavo Adolfo Romero Urdaneta from México 
Mark Yunovich from the United States

Distinguished Organization Award

Recipient: Research & Analytical Services Department- Saudi Aramco from Saudi Arabia 

Project awards

Excellence in Coating Craftsmanship

Project in honor of E. Crone Knoy and Charles Munger

Recipient: Yellow Line Tunnel and Bridge Rehabilitation – Washington, DC, USA
Structure Owner: Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
Contractor: Kiewit Infrastructure Co.
Applicator: Blastech Enterprises, Inc.
Coating material supplier: Sherwin-Williams

Excellence in Management of a Complex Materials Protection

Project in honor of George Campbell

Recipient: Etiwanda Pipeline – Fontana and Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Structure owner: Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
Contractor: F. D. Thomas
Coating material supplier: Carboline

Excellence in Technical Support of Materials Protection Systems

Recipient: Sunoco LP Tank 32001 – Linden, New Jersey, USA
Structure owner: Sunoco LP
Contractor: Dave Cushman
Coating material supplier: Carboline Company

Outstanding Achievement in Coatings Work in a Fixed Shop

Project in honor of Eric Kline

Recipient: Hoyer Tanks Chemical Linings Project – Nantong, Jiangsu Province, China
Contractor/applicator: Nantong Fuchen Tank Co., Ltd
Coating material supplier: Advanced Polymer Coatings

Outstanding Engineering in the Area of Materials Protection or Remediation

Recipient: Robotically Coating of a Mock Tanker Car – Alberta, Canada
Applicator: Confined Space Robotics Inc.
Coating material supplier: AkzoNobel Canada

Recognition of Excellence in Aesthetic Merit in a Coatings Project

Project in honor of William Johnson

Recipient: Ellensburg Water Tower – Spokane, WA, USA
Structure owner: City of Ellensburg
Contractor/applicator: Marlin Peterson 
Coating material supplier: Sherwin-Williams