Celebrating 71 years 1947-2018

ASM Akron Meeting Notice
Wednesday, October 17, 2018


Please contact Eric Colwell

Reservations are requested by
Monday, October 15, 2018 no later than 3:00 pm


Speaker: Dr. David M. Bastidas, Associate Professor at The University of Akron
Dr. David Bastidas earned his BSc in Chemistry and his PhD in Material Science & Technology from the University of Barcelona (Spain). He is currently an Associate Professor at the University of Akron in the department of Chemical, Biomolecular & Corrosion Engineering and the Center for Education & Research on Corrosion & Materials Performance.

In his illustrious career he has sat on a variety of boards, committees & Societies across the globe. He currently serves as a Research Committee member, as well as Infrastructure Committee member of the National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE). He serves as Vice-Chairman of Corrosion of Steel in Concrete Committee of the European Federation of Corrosion (EFC) and he is an active member of The Electrochemical Society (ECS) and The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (TMS). He serves as Faculty Advisor for Corrosion Squad student association at The University of Akron.

Topic: Industrial Corrosion Control and Prevention
Corrosion control and prevention methods and techniques are required to ensure a long-lasting life time in service of industrial facilities, infrastructure and equipment. This will allow to avoid catastrophic events as well as to reduce environmental, social and economic impact. It’s been estimated that global cost of corrosion to be US$2.5 trillion, equivalent to roughly 3.4 percent of the global Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Implementing corrosion prevention best practices could result in global savings of between 15-35 percent of the cost of damage, or between $375-875 billion (USD).

Location:New Era Café, 10 Massillon Rd. Akron, OH 44312, 330-784-0087
Networking:5:30 p.m. Dinner: 6:30 p.m. Program: 7:30 p.m.
Cost:$25.00 Members & Spouses / $30.00 Non-Members / $20.00 Retirees
$10.00 Life Members / Students Note: Credit Cards are not accepted.
Buffet:Chicken Paprikas, Stuffed Pork Chops, Potatoes, Vegetables, Salad, Coffee/Soda and Dessert.
Vegetarians: Request "vegetarian" with your reservation.

ASM Akron Chapter Meeting Dates 2018-2019
November 21 -
December - no meeting
January 16, 2019 - Joint meeting with ASME Akron, New Era Restaurant

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