Corrosion can be catastrophic, but it is not a necessary curse!


Harvey Hack

Dr. Harvey Hack is presently an Advisory Engineer at Northrop Grumman Corp. Ocean Systems, Annapolis, MD. Prior to joining Northrop Grumman, he held various positions in Marine Corrosion Branch at the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division, between 1971 and 1996. He was an exchange Scientist at the US Naval Academy in Annapolis (1990 – 1991). He has a BS in Physics and MS in Metallurgy and Materials Science, both from Carnegie-Mellon University; and a PhD in Metallurgy from The Penn State University.Harvey Hack during the restoration of USS Constitution

Harvey Hack has made outstanding contributions to the field of corrosion engineering, testing, and evaluation. He has been an active participant at the Sea Horse Institute Meetings for almost three decades. Among his accomplishments are his outstanding work on marine corrosion, his pioneering work on galvanic corrosion mitigation and mechanisms, and the development of protection methods for alloys, including s for cathodic protection. Harvey has shared his expertise in corrosion through his active participation in technical societies, by lecturing throughout the world, by teaching courses on the subject at universities and government laboratories, and through his publications. He has authored or edited six books and is the author of over 140 publications and reports.

In NACE international, Harvey Hack has held many leadership positions and has contributed widely to corrosion technology. Included in a long list of activities are, Chairman of TPC unit committee T-7C on seawater, member of the research committee, Seed Grant committee, Certification committee, and the Board of Directors. He has chaired many NACE symposia including ones on Marine Corrosion, Sensors, and Cathodic Protection in Natural Waters. He is a NACE Fellow, has received the NACE Distinguished Service Award, is a NACE-Certified Corrosion and Cathodic Protection Specialist, a Registered Professional Engineer in Maryland, and a Fellow of the Institute of Corrosion (UK) and the Washington Academy of Sciences.

He has also served in a leadership position in ASTM; as Chairman of the Board of Directors (2000), Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors (1998-1999), Member Board of Directors (1995-2002), Chairman Committee G01 on Corrosion of Metals (1986-1989), Chairman of the Committee on Standards (1992-1994), Corrosion Editor for Journal of Testing and Evaluation, Awards Subcommittee (1998-present). He is a Fellow of ASTM and recipient of the ASTM Award of Merit. Included in a long list of other organizations Harvey has served are ISO, Council of Engineering and Scientific Specialty Boards, International Corrosion Congress, and the Institute of Corrosion. (reference)