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Alan Turnbull awarded OBE in New Year's Honours

NPL Senior Fellow Dr Alan Turnbull FRS FREng has been awarded an OBE in the New Year's Honours list 2016 for services to science and industry.

Alan Turnbull

Since joining NPL in 1973, Alan has produced more than 200 publications on the measurement and modelling of environment-assisted cracking and the localised corrosion of metals. By reducing the risk of such failure mechanisms, the impact of Alan's research has been substantial across the energy, marine and chemical sectors.

Alan's work has attracted many accolades from organisations such as the Institute of Corrosion, the European Federation of Corrosion and the worldwide corrosion authority, NACE International. He is also the principal author of ten international industry standards.

Alan leads NPL's Electrochemistry team, which undertakes ground-breaking research in corrosion, electrochemical energy conversion and storage, nanoscale electrochemistry and catalysis, organic electronics and photovoltaics, and thermoelectric and electrothermal metrology.

Alan was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society in 2013 and as a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering in 2011.

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Last Updated: 4 Jan 2016
Created: 4 Jan 2016


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