Behzad Bavarian, a professor of manufacturing systems engineering and management at California State University, Northridge, has been selected to receive the National Association of Corrosion Engineers International 2012 Technical Achievement Award.
The award is given to an individual who has made significant contributions to corrosion and corrosion engineering.
“Professor Bavarian has built an outstanding research program and has mentored scores of students over the years in the area of advanced materials engineering,” said S.K. Ramesh, dean of Cal State Northridge’s College of Engineering and Computer Science. “This award recognizes his team’s work in using vapor phase corrosion inhibitors for the protection of power plants during shut down.”
Bavarian said he was humbled by the award, and noted that it reflects positively on his research.
“The achievement must have had significant impact on the practice of corrosion control or the enhancement,” he said, adding the award bolsters his commitment to being actively involved in promoting public knowledge and understanding on corrosion and corrosion engineering.
Bavarian’s research interests include corrosion and corrosion protection of materials, failure analysis, environmental effects on materials, composite and nano-composite materials in infrastructures, mechanical behavior of materials and thin film deposition.
Bavarian has been with Cal State Northridge for 27 years. His presence at CSUN has contributed to the university gaining recognition from the National Association of Corrosion Engineers for its education program on corrosion and corrosion engineering.
Bavarian received his degrees at Tehran University and Ohio State University. Over the years, he has received many awards, honors and grants for his work and dedication to his field of study and his students. These honors include being the recipient of the university Distinguished Teaching Award, College Outstanding Faculty Award and Don Dorsey Mentoring Award.