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researcher , Corrosion scientist

Alan Turnbull, British corrosion scientist, researcher. Recipient Bengough prize and medal Institute Materials, 1994; Carnegie scholar Carnegie Trust for Universities Scotland, 1970, Cavallaro medal, European Federation Corrosion, 2002.


Turnbull, Alan was born on September 4, 1949 in Glasgow, Scotland. Son of Alexander Stewart and Mary Margaret (Ewing) Turnbull.


Bachelor of Science with 1st class honours in Chemistry, University Strathclyde, Scotland, 1970. Doctor of Philosophy, University Bristol, England, 1974.


Fellow National Physical Laboratory, Teddington, England, since 1973, head corrosion and electrochemistry group England, since 1973. Visiting scientist nuclear engineering department Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, 1989. Member corrosion working party on environmental-assisted cracking European Federation.

Member corrosion metals and alloys committee International Standards Organization, convenor working group on stress corrosion cracking. Member working party on fracture mechanics approach to corrosion assisted cracking European Structural Integrity Society. Keynote speaker numerous international meetings.


  • Other Work

    • Editor: Corrosion Chemistry within Pits, Cervices and Cracks, 1987, Hydrogen Transport and Cracking in Metals, 1996. Contributor over 100 articles to professional publications.


Fellow Institute Materials (chartered engineer), Institute Corrosion (T.P. Hoar prize 1987, U.R. Evans award, 2004). Member National Association Corrosion Engineers (Technology Achievement award 2001), Electrochemical Society.


  • Other Interests

    Soccer, golf, running.


Married Ruth Jane Bolton, February 26, 1971. Children: Joanna, Karina.

Alexander Stewart Turnbull

Mary Margaret (Ewing) Turnbull

Ruth Jane Bolton

Joanna Turnbull

Karina Turnbull