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ORNL’s Brady named NACE fellow

OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Feb. 12, 2020 -- Michael Brady, a researcher at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, has been named fellow of the National Association of Corrosion Engineers, or NACE International.

NACE fellows are recognized for their distinguished contributions in the field of corrosion and corrosion prevention. As technical and professional leaders in the field, they serve as advisers to the association.

Brady was cited “for leading the development of the alumina-forming austenitic family of heat-resistant stainless steels,” an accomplishment for which he and his team also won an R&D 100 Award in 2009.

As a distinguished R&D staff member in ORNL’s Materials Science and Technology Division, Brady researches the development of high-temperature alloys for clean power generation applications, oxidation of multi-phase materials, surface engineering for functional materials and corrosion film formation on lightweight magnesium alloys for more fuel-efficient vehicles. He was named a Battelle Distinguished Inventor in 2018 and an ASM International Fellow in 2016. In 2015, Brady was recognized as ORNL’s Inventor of the Year.

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