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Staehle’s background in corrosion and degradation

 Marcel Pourbaix. Staehle edited his book on electrochemical corrosion.

Mars Fontana, PhD advisor and later department head.

 

Teaching, research, consulting, publications, public projects

  • Staehle (center), with Sam Hoar and Marcel Pourbaix in 1969.Active in corrosion degradation since 1956.
  • Taught introductory and advanced corrosion at The Ohio State University starting in 1965.
  • Edited books by Marcel Pourbaix (Lectures on Electrochemical Corrosion and Electrochemistry at Metal) and Norio Sato (Semiconductor Electrodes).
  • Developed lecture/laboratory short courses in aqueous and high-temperature corrosion collaborating with Professor Robert A. Rapp, who discussed the high-temperature corrosion reactions.
  • Specializes in the connection between practical corrosion problems and the fundamental science involving kinetics and thermodynamics.
  • Founder (1975) and first director of Fontana Corrosion Center at The Ohio State University.  Built research team of 40 members since starting in 1965.
  • Founder of the Corrosion Center, University of Minnesota, in 1979.
  • Editor of Corrosion Journal.
  • Founder and first editor of Advances in Corrosion Science and Technology, Plenum Press.
  • Principal Organizer and Principal Editor of five focus meetings: 
    • NACE-1:  Fundamental Aspects of Stress Corrosion Cracking, September 11-15, 1967, 1225 pp, Pub. NACE, 1969.
    • NACE-2: Corrosion Fatigue: Chemistry, Mechanics and Microstructure, June 14-18, 1971, 780 pp, Pub. NACE, 1972.
    • NACE-3:  Localized Corrosion, June 14-18, 1973, 587 pp, Pub. NACE, 1976.
    • NACE-4: High Temperature High Pressure Electrochemistry in Aqueous Solutions, Jan. 7-12, 1973, 889 pp, Pub. NACE, 1976.
    • NACE-5: Stress Corrosion Cracking and Hydrogen Embrittlement of Iron Base Alloys, June 12-16, 1973, 1225 pp, Pub. NACE, 1977.
  • Editor of 29 books and discs on corrosion subjects.Staehle (right side, middle) was chairman of a 10-person team to organize a joint corrosion program with the Soviet Union in 1975.
  • Author and co-author of 227 articles on corrosion.
  • Chairman of Corrosion Committee of Electrochemical Society.
  • Developed early methods on instrumented high-temperature water autoclaves.
  • Founder, organizer, and co-chairman of Corrosion Advisory Committee for EPRI with Edwin Zebroski, started 1974.
  • Organized the first 10-person corrosion exchange with the Soviet Union in 1975.
  • Co-organized with Hideya Okada of Nippon Steel a joint Japan and U.S. symposium on passivity of iron in 1976, held in Hawaii.
  • Represented the United States in giving three consecutive plenary corrosion lectures at the triennial international corrosion congresses in Amsterdam, Sydney and Tokyo.  
  • Chairman and organizer of International Conferences:
    • Fundamental Aspects of Stress Corrosion Cracking, OSU, 1967.
    • Localized Corrosion, Williamsburg, VA, 1971.
    • Corrosion Fatigue: Chemistry, Mechanics, and Microstructures, University of Connecticut, 1971.
    • High Temperature High Pressure Electrochemistry of Aqueous Solutions, University of Surrey, England, 1973.
    • Stress Corrosion Cracking and Hydrogen Embrittlement of Iron Base Alloys, Firminy, France, 1973.
    • Materials Problems and Research Opportunities in Coal Conversion, OSU, 1974.
    • U.S.-Japan Meeting on Passivity and Its Breakdown of Iron and Iron Base Alloys, Honolulu, HI, 1975.
    • First U.S.-Japan Symposium on Corrosion Problems in Light Water Reactors, Mt. Fuji, Japan, 1978.
    • Reliability of Materials for Solar Energy Systems, Solar Energy Research Institute, Golden, CO, 1978.
    • Improving the Understanding and Control of Corrosion on the Secondary Side of Steam Generators, Airlie Conference Center, Airlie, VA, 1995.
    • Heated Crevice Seminar, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research, and Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), 2004.
    • Workshop on Effects of Lead (Pb) and Sulfur (S) on the Performance of Secondary Side Tubing of Steam Generators in PWRs, EPRI/ANL/NRC, held at Argonne National Laboratory, May 24-27, 2005.
    • Workshop on Cold Work in Iron- and Nickel-Base Alloys Exposed to High Temperature Water Environments, AECL/COG/EPRI. Mississauga, ON, June 3-8, 2007.
    • Workshop on Detection, Avoidance, Mechanisms, Modeling, and Prediction of Stress Corrosion Cracking Initiation in Water-Cooled Nuclear Plants, Beaune, France, September 2008.
  • Organized programs and meetings in China:
    • Conference on Materials Problems in Light Water Nuclear Power Plants: Status, Mitigation, Future Problems, February 20-23, 2005, Suzhou, China. Organized by Institute of Metal Research (IMR), Suzhou Nuclear Power Research Institute (SNPI), Beijing Institute of Nuclear Engineering (BINE), Sponsored by China Atomic Energy Association (CAEA), China Academy of Science (CAS), NSFC. Co-Chair with Han En-Hou and Robert L. Tapping.
    • Four members of EPRI made visits to Chinese nuclear organizations: China Nuclear Power Technology Research Institute (CNPRI), Suzhou Nuclear Power Research Institute (SNPI), Shanghai Nuclear Engineering Research and Design Institute (SNERDI), Nuclear Power Institute of China (NPIC), Beijing Institute of Nuclear Engineering (BINE), Research Institute of Nuclear Power Operations (RINPO), Daya Bay and Qinshan. November, 2006.
    • Conference on Materials Degradation and Chemical Control Training Course for SG Life Management. Suzhou, China, October 29-30, 2007. Sponsored by Suzhou Nuclear Power Research Institute (SNPI), Co-Sponsor Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL).
    • Members of USNRC PMDA committee.  International Seminar on Materials and Water Chemistry in Nuclear Power Plants, Suzhou, China, October 31-November 2, 2007. Organized by China Nuclear Energy Association (CNEA), China Nuclear Power Technology Research Institute (CNPRI), hosted by Suzhou Nuclear Power Research Institute (SNPI). Co-Chair with Robert L. Tapping (AECL).
    • ATR Team from Idaho National Laboratory meets with Chinese nuclear organizations and signed an agreement to collaborate with China Institute of Atomic Energy / China Advanced Research Reactor (CIAE/CARR), May 18-29, 2009. Visited China Guangdong Nuclear Power Company (CGNPC), Daya Bay, Shanghai Nuclear Engineering Research and Design Institute (SNERDI), Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), Suzhou Nuclear Power Research Institute (SNPI), Nuclear Power Institute of China (NPIC), Tsing Hua Univeristy (THU), University of Science and Technology in Beijing (USTB), State Nuclear Power Technology Corporation (SNPTC), China Institute of Atomic Energy / China Advanced Research Reactor (CIAE/CARR).
    • 2009 International Seminar on Welding and Non-Destructive Examination in Nuclear Power Plants, Suzhou, China, June 27-July 1, 2009. Co-Chair with Greg Selby (EPRI).
    • Organized a team from Suzhou Nuclear Power Institute (SNPI) to visit Japanese Nuclear Sites: Mitsubishi Heavy Industry; Takasago R&D Center; Institute of Nuclear System Safety; Tsuruga 2 PWR Nuclear Power Plant; Kashiwazaki-Kariwa BWR Nuclear Power Plant; Fracture and Reliability Research Institute; Toshiba Power and Industrial Systems; Tokyo Electric Power, R&D Center. April 2006.
    •  International conference on reliability of materials in nuclear reacrors at Suzhou Nuclear Power Institute (SNPI), 2011.
  • Member of :
    • Proactive Materials Degradation Assessment (PMDA), primary and secondary systems of PWR and BWR, NRC Sponsored).
    • Extended PMDA (EPMDA)—more topics, NRC and DOE sponsored.
    • Proactive Materials Degradation Management (PMDM).
  • Founder of the Quantitative Micro-Nano (QMN) project meetings:
    • Quantitative Micro-Nano (QMN-1) Approach to Predicting SCC of Fe-Cr-Ni Alloys. Hosted by Idaho National Laboratory (INL) at Sun Valley Resort, Idaho, June, 2010.
    • Quantitative Micro-Nano (QMN-2) Approach to Atomic Level Prediction of SCC.  Hosted by Idaho National Laboratory (INL) at Sun Valley Resort, Idaho, June, 2011.
    • Quantitative Micro-Nano (QMN-3) Approach to Predicting the Incubation Segment of SCC in Structural Materials of Water-Cooled Nuclear Reactors.  Hosted by Idaho National Laboratory (INL) at Idaho Falls, Idaho, June, 2012.
  • Yucca Mountain team for State of Nevada opposed to DOE on Yucca Mountain site for long-term storage of radioactive waste.
  • Developed the “Corrosion-Based Design Approach.”  
  • Developed the concept of “Situation-Dependent Strength.”