Dr. Harvey Hack Receives ASTM International Frank W. Reinhart Award for Work on Corrosion Terminology Standard

W. CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., March 18, 2011 — Harvey Hack, Ph.D., senior advisory engineer at Northrop Grumman Corp. in Annapolis, Md., has received the ASTM International Frank W. Reinhart Award from Committee G01 on Corrosion of Metals and the ASTM Committee on Standards for his outstanding work in leading the efforts to produce a joint ASTM/NACE terminology standard.

An active member of ASTM International since 1978, Hack currently chairs the Joint ASTM/NACE Committee on Corrosion and its subcommittees on laboratory immersion tests and terminology. The standard that Hack was recognized for, NACE/ASTM G193, Terminology and Acronyms Relating to Corrosion, was published in 2009. It has potential for wide usage by researchers in government, industry and academia, standards writers and by anyone who uses corrosion standards.

Hack is a member-at-large on Committee G01 and also works on Committees F07 on Aerospace and Aircraft, F25 on Ships and Marine Technology and F41 on Unmanned Maritime Vehicle Systems. An ASTM fellow, Hack was chairman of the ASTM board of directors in 2000. He has been honored with the ASTM Award of Merit and the Francis L. LaQue Memorial Award for his contributions to G01.

A graduate of Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pa., where he earned a B.S. in physics and an M.S. in metallurgy and materials science, Hack holds a Ph.D. in metallurgy from The Pennsylvania State University. His professional work focuses on marine corrosion control through materials selection, design, coatings and cathodic protection. Before joining Northrop Grumman in 1996, he was the Corrosion Science and Coatings Team leader at the Naval Surface Warfare Center in Annapolis, Md., where he had worked for 25 years.

Outside ASTM International, Hack is a member of NACE International, the Society for Protective Coatings, ASM International, the Washington Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Corrosion.

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