1/2013 – present: Professor in Residence, University of California at Berkeley.
6/2003 – 12/2012: Distinguished Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Penn State University.
6/2001 – 6/2003: Chair, Metals Program, Penn. State University.
7/99 – 12/2012: Director, Center for Electrochemical Sci. & Tech., Penn. State University.
1/98 – 7/99: Vice President, Physical Sciences Division, SRI International, Menlo Park, CA.
7/91-3/2000: Director, Center for Advanced Materials, Penn. State University.
7/91 – 6/03: Professor, Materials Science and Engineering, Penn. State University.
4/87 - 7/91: Deputy Director, Physical Sciences Division, SRI International, Menlo Park, CA.
3/84 – 4/87: Laboratory Director, Chemistry Laboratory, SRI International, Menlo Park, CA.
3/79 – 3/84: Director and Professor, Fontana Corrosion Center, Ohio State University.
3/77 – 3/79: Senior Metallurgist, SRI International, Menlo Park, CA.
3/75 – 3/77: Senior Research Associate, Alberta Research Ltd/University of Calgary, Canada.
4/72 – 3/75: Lecturer in Chemistry, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.
Professional Honors and Associations
1983: Research Award, College of Engineering, Ohio State University.
1985: Selector of the Kuwait Prize for Applied Sciences.
1991: The Carl Wagner Memorial Award from The Electrochemical Society.
1992: The Willis Rodney Whitney Award from The National Association of Corrosion Engineers.
1992: Chair, Gordon Research Conference on Corrosion, New Hampshire.
1993: W.B. Lewis Memorial Lecture by Atomic Energy of Canada, Ltd., “in recognition of [his] contributions to the
development of nuclear power in the service of mankind”.
1994: Elected Fellow, NACE-International.
1993-1997: Member, USAF Scientific Advisory Board, Protocol Rank: DE-4 (Lieutenant General equivalent).
1995: Elected Fellow, The Electrochemical Society.
1996: Elected Fellow, Royal Society of Canada. (“National Academy” of Canada).
1996: Wilson Research Award, College of Earth and Minerals Sciences, Pennsylvania State University.
1997: Elected Fellow, Royal Society of New Zealand. (“National Academy” of New Zealand).
2001: H. H. Uhlig Award, Electrochemical Society.
2003: U. R. Evans Award, British Corrosion Institute; Elected Fellow, Institute of Corrosion (UK); Appointed Adjunct Professor,
Massey University, New Zealand; Appointed Adjunct Professor, University of Nevada at Reno.
2004: Elected Fellow, World Innovation Foundation.
2005: Elected Fellow, ASM International.
2006: Elected Fellow, International Society of Electrochemistry.
Feb. 2007: Khwarizmi International Award Laureate in Fundamental Science
2007-2010 Trustee, ASM International.
2010: Appointed Chair Professor, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.
2010: Recipient, Lee Hsun Research Award, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China.
2011: Inducted Doctuer Honoris Causa by INSA-Lyon, Lyon, France.
2011: Nominated for Nobel Prize in Chemistry.
2012: Awarded the Faraday Memorial Trust Gold Medal.
2013: Awarded the Gibbs Award in Thermodynamics by IAPWS
2014: Awarded the Frumkin Memorail Medal in Fundamental Electrochemistry by the International Society of Electrochemistry.