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Congratulations to Professor Roger Newman (ChemE), who has been named a Fellow of the Electrochemical Society (ECS). Founded in 1902, The Electrochemical Society is an international non-profit educational organization concerned with electrochemical and solid-state science and technology. ECS Fellowship recognizes individuals who have significantly contributed to electrochemistry and solid-state sciences and are leaders in the Society and the profession.

Roger Newman is the NSERC/UNENE Industrial Research Chair in Corrosion Control and Materials Performance in Nuclear Power Systems. His research has focussed on the corrosion and protection of metals, particularly the mechanical rupture of components due to stress corrosion cracking. His research on the role of elements in the corrosion performance of alloys has resulted in thin-film PEM-based hydrogen sensors, and sensors for deleterious metallurgical conditions in alloys. A leader in the Canadian nuclear power industry, Professor Newman recently developed a new protocol that can predict and monitor corrosion of steel reinforcements in concrete.

“Professor Newman is an internationally acclaimed leader in his field, and I am grateful to ECS for honouring his contributions to electrochemistry,” said Cristina Amon, Dean, Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering. “This is a well-deserved recognition for one of our most distinguished faculty members.”

ECS Fellows will be inducted at the ECS’S 218th Meeting in Las Vegas this fall.

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