The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at FIU is pleased to announce that the first lecturer of the 2014 FIU CEE Distinguished Speaker Series is Roger Staehle, Ph.D., NAE., who will be delivering a presentation entitled “Predicting Corrosion in Industrial Applications.”
The lecture will take place from 2:00-3:00 pm on January 31 in room EC 2420 of the FIU Engineering Center. Those who cannot attend in person are encouraged to view a live webcast of the presentation.

Free registration for the webcast is available here:

Dr. Staehle is the former Dean of the Institute of Technology at the University of Minnesota and a member the Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science. Previously, he was a professor of Metallurgical Engineering at Ohio State University where he founded the Fontana Corrosion Center.

He has been an industrial consultant since 1961, when he was a graduate student. His consulting includes work for major international companies and governments in the areas of predicting corrosion performance, corrosion, and the prevention and analysis of failures.

Dr. Staehle has received a multitude of professional awards, including being elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 1978, and receiving the Willis Rodney Whitney Award for outstanding contributions to corrosion science in 1980. At Ohio State University, he was the International Nickel Professor of Corrosion Science and Engineering. In 2001, he was recognized by the Metallurgical Society with a full-week meeting held in his honor. He is a Fellow of the American Society for Metals, the National Association of Corrosion Engineers, and the Electrochemical Society. He is a Trustee of the Great Northern Iron Ore Properties, and has published more than 225 technical papers relating to corrosion.

He was recently a consultant to the State of Nevada concerning the adequacy of design of the nuclear waste package at Yucca Mountain. He is now engaged in developing programs in support of the safety and reliability of nuclear power in China. In China, he was recently named Honorary Professor at the Suzhou Nuclear Power Institute (SNPI) and the Nuclear Power Institute of China (NPIC).