TU Professor Receives Fellow Award for Work in Corrosion Research

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

A mechanical engineering professor from The University of Tulsa has received the Fellow Award from the National Association for Corrosion Engineers (NACE) for his outstanding work in multiple areas of corrosion research.

Edmund F. Rybicki, the Harry H. Rogers Chair of Mechanical Engineering at TU, was presented the award at NACE’s Corrosion 2007 annual conference that was held March 11-14 in Nashville, Tenn. Only four NACE members were selected for the award this year. In selecting Rybicki, NACE cited his long-term research on the effects of erosion and corrosion in oil field applications, his expertise on the effects of weld residual stresses on stress corrosion cracking for the electric power industry and his knowledge on the subject of biomechanics of corrosion resistant orthopedic implants.

Rybicki has received Fellow Awards from four different international engineering societies: the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the American Welding Society, the American Society of Materials and NACE. He has co-authored eight papers that have received awards from technical journals and conferences.

Rybicki earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering and a master’s degree in solid mechanical engineering both from the Case Institute of Technology. He earned his doctoral degree from Case Western Reserve University. He has been on TU’s faculty since 1979, serves as chair of TU’s mechanical engineering department and is the director of TU’s Erosion/Corrosion Research Center.

For more information, contact TU’s Department of Mechanical Engineering at (918) 631-2521.