National Physical Laboratory

Alan Turnbull

Alan Turnbull


Since joining NPL in 1973, Alan has produced over 200 publications (about half in peer-reviewed journals) on environment induced cracking of metals and of thermoplastics, on localised corrosion, and on modelling of corrosion processes, and has been the principal author of ten international standards. He is a Fellow of NACE International; the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining; and the Institute of Corrosion; a recipient of the T P Hoar Prize from the Institute of Corrosion; the Bengough Prize and Medal from the Institute of Materials; a Technical Achievement Award from NACE International; the Cavallaro Medal from the European Federation of Corrosion; the U R Evans Award from the Institute of Corrosion and the Whitney Award from NACE International.

In 2011, Alan was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering and in 2013 as a Fellow of the Royal Society. In 2016, Alan was awarded an OBE in the New Year's Honours list for services to science and industry.

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Last Updated: 24 May 2016
Created: 5 Dec 2011


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