The Corrosion Awareness Honour has been established to celebrate outstanding achievement in raising public awareness of corrosion. In association with the WCO (World Corrosion Organization), the Chinese Society of Corrosion and Prevention (CSCP) and the European Federation of Corrosion (EFC) have collaborated to create this international award.
Carlos Arroyave is titular and emeritus professor of the University of Antioquia, in Medellin, Colombia. He is author of more than 70 papers, 52 reports on technological, industrial and university solutions, 120 communications, and more than 45 invited lectures, related with subjects as materials science and engineering; corrosion, anti-corrosion; protective coatings; materials degradation; new materials; atmospheric corrosion; paints; higher education administration; science, technology and innovation policy and management; and science and technology parks management. He was born in Yarumal (Colombia) in 1954, and educated in metallurgical engineering (university of Antioquia, 1979), M.Sc. on metallurgical engineering and materials science (federal university of Rio de Janeiro, 1988), Ph.D. on chemistry (Complutense University of Madrid, 1995), guest researcher (UMIST, Manchester, 1995), and post-doctoral stay (Swedish Corrosion Institute, Stockholm, 2001-2002). He was presidents of the Colombian Association of Corrosion and Protection (1997-2001), the Ibero-American Association of Corrosion and Protection (2006-2011). He will be taking on the Presidency of the International Corrosion Council (2014-2017).
Currently, he is a Vice-chancellor for science, technology and innovation in the Antonio Nariño University (Colombia), where he is leading research related with atmospheric corrosion and anti-corrosion methods under complex conditions.
We wish Professor Carlos Arroyave all the very best and hope he continues to actively promote corrosion awareness.