The AC Kennett Award is awarded each year to the best paper presented under the auspices of the ACA that deals with corrosion or degradation of non-metals such as polymers, polymeric coatings, composites and concrete.
The following is a list of some of the points which may be taken into account when selecting the paper to receive this Award. The selection committee will rank each paper on a short list against these points:
- The paper could be a review of published material, or describe the results of original and novel research work, or detail a relevant case study.
- The paper must deal with an area of interest to ACA Members, be clearly written and easy to read.
- The paper should provide an understanding of how the non-metallic materials discussed in the paper degrade or corrode.
- Any experiments outlined must be explained with full details.
- Any results should be clearly presented and adequately discussed.
- The paper must provide clear concise conclusions based on the information, data or evidence included.
- Referencing should be in accordance with formatting requirements listed in the Author Guidelines’
Previous AC Kennett Award winners are listed below:
1984 – A Eaton | New Zealand
1985 – S Witorek & F Kolodzie | Newcastle
1986 – D Postins | New Zealand
1987 – R J Good, G C Moore & W J Wojciak
1988 – D A Hills | New Zealand
1989 – A Kairaitis
1990 – No Award Given
1991 – P Lepoutre, C Stirlink & V Van Tilburg
1992 – L Marahusen, P Schweinberg & S Kokot | Queensland
1993 – Fred Salome | New South Wales
1994 – Neil Trebilco
1995 – W Green & M Nahas | Western Australia
1996 – Willie Mandeno | New Zealand
1997 – No Award Given
1998 – F Andrews-Phaedonos, F G Collins, W K Green & A M Peek
1999 – No Award Given
2000 – Peter Haberecht | Victoria
2001 – Dennis Hills | New Zealand
2002 – No Award Given
2003 – No Award Given
2004 – Zhao, Liu & Northwood
2005 – Julian Bleddyn | Western Australia
2006 – Sue Freitag & Sheldon Bruce | New Zealand
2007 – Peter Haberecht | Victoria
2008 – Andrew Peek | Western Australia
2009 – Brent Martin | New Zealand
2010 – Robert Jeffrey | Newcastle
2011 – Frederic Blin & Sarah Furman | Victoria
2012 – Greg Moore, John Scheirs & Paul Vince | South Australia
2013 – Antony Trueman | Victoria
2014 – Graeme George | Queensland
2015 – Tony Wells & Robert Melchers | Newcastle
2016 – Patricia Shaw & Nick Marston | New Zealand