The Fontana Corrosion Center

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Welcome to the Fontana Corrosion Center

Congratulations to 2015 Willis Rodney Whitney Award Recipient - Gerald S. Frankel !

Professor Gerald S. Frankel’s contributions to the corrosion field encompass significant accomplishments in corrosion science, education, service to the field, as well as the advancement of corrosion science through novel technique development and application. Concerning science, he has been a pioneer of many novel approaches involving techniques or unique types of test configurations, or both, applied to understanding corrosion at an unprecedented level. He has been an ambassador to the corrosion field worldwide and is extremely well known in both scientific and engineering arenas. He is a key player responsible for the health and vitality of the corrosion field of practice in science and engineering. Professor Frankel is also responsible for reviving the Fontana Corrosion Center at Ohio State University as one of the premier research universities in corrosion and oxidation in the world. The Fontana Corrosion Center is responsible for maintaining the vitality of the academic corrosion field, and its distinguished graduates populate the corrosion profession all over the world. Professor Frankel is active in many different areas of corrosion science, including hydrogen embrittlement, pitting corrosion, passivity, corrosion inhibition, corrosion of magnetic and electronic materials, stress corrosion cracking, corrosion of welds, and atmospheric corrosion. - See more at: From: NACE International

Welcome Our New Professor Jenifer S. Locke !!!

Jenifer S. Locke is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering and the Fontana Corrosion Center at the Ohio State University and holds the DNV-Roger W. Staehle Designated Professorship. Jenifer’s primary research interests are in environmental cracking and corrosion of metals and alloys. Particularly, Jenifer has interest in advancing laboratory environmental cracking testing capabilities, quantifying and understanding metal/alloy and thermo-mechanical processing effects on occluded site electrochemistry in corrosion and environmental cracking of metals, and in inhibition of environmental cracking. Before joining OSU in 2015, Jenifer held a position at the Alcoa Technical Center, the R&D facility for Alcoa Inc, where she worked in in alloy development, environmental cracking, and corrosion of aerospace and automotive wheel aluminum alloys. Prior to Alcoa, Jenifer received her B.A. in Physics from Wittenberg University in Springfield, OH and her Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA. Jenifer also spent a year working at the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) at Wright Patterson Air Force Base where she worked on quantifying the glass formability of amorphous aluminum alloys. Jenifer is originally from Massillon Ohio.


Rudolph Buchheit
169 Hitchcock Hitchcock Hall Professor
Assoc Dean, Acad Aff and Admin
614-292-0479 Professor, Materials Science Engineering
Associate Dean, COE Administration & Planning

Gerald Frankel
544 MacQuigg Laboratory Professor DNV Designated Chair 614-688-4128 Professor, Materials Science Engineering

Jenifer Warner-Locke
Watts Hall Assistant Professor Assistant Professor, Materials Science Engineering

Robert Rapp
378 Watts Hall Professor Emeritus 614-292-6178 Professor Emeritus, Materials Science Engineering

Soheil Soghrati
Scott Laboratory, Peter L & C Assistant Professor Assistant Professor, Mechanical & Aerospace Engr
Assistant Professor, Materials Science Engineering

Narasi Sridhar
Watts Hall Adjunct Professor Adjunct Professor, Materials Science Engineering

Christopher Taylor
Watts Hall Research Associate Professor Research Associate Professor, Materials Science Engineering

Jinsuo Zhang
Scott Laboratory, Peter L & C Associate Professor 614-292-5405 Associate Professor, Mechanical & Aerospace Engr