Orazem Invited to Participate in National Academies Virtual Workshop

Mark E. Orazem, Ph.D.

Mark E. Orazem, Ph.D., a Distinguished Professor and the Dr. and Mrs. Frederick C. Edie Professor at the University of Florida Department of Chemical Engineering, is participating in a virtual workshop on Laboratory and Field Geotechnical Characterization for Improved Steel Corrosion Modeling on March 9-10, 2021. The workshop is organized by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.

“I plan to discuss our efforts to model the cathodic protection of pipelines and the use of impedance spectroscopy to explore the properties of the steel-soil interface,” said Dr. Orazem. “I am honored to be asked to participate.”

Dr. Orazem will contribute to the National Academies’ study of field, laboratory, and modeling methods for characterizing corrosion of steel buried in earth materials and knowledge of new developments in the prediction and monitoring of corrosion of steel in earth applications and environments.

Dr. Orazem is a Fellow of both the Electrochemical Society and the International Society of Electrochemistry, and he served as President of the International Society of Electrochemistry in 2011-2013. He has over 210 refereed publications and has co-authored, with Bernard Tribollet of the CNRS in Paris, a textbook entitled Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy. This book, published by Wiley in 2008, was translated into Chinese and published by Chemical Industry Press in 2014. The second edition was published in 2017, and the Chinese translation is in preparation. His edited book on Underground Pipeline Corrosion was published by Woodhead Publishing in 2014. Dr. Orazem and his student Douglas Riemer developed a boundary-element model for the cathodic protection of pipelines that can account for interactions between pipelines and CP systems. Dr. Orazem and his student Christopher Alexander explored the use of indirect impedance measurements to detect corrosion of post-tensioned tendons in segmentally constructed bridges. In 2012, Dr. Orazem received the Henry B. Linford Award of the Electrochemical Society. With his co-author Bernard Tribollet, Dr. Orazem is a 2019 recipient of the Claude Gabrielli Award for contributions to electrochemical impedance spectroscopy.