What is the Victor Nightingall Award?

The Victor Nightingall Award was established in 1998 by the Australasian Corrosion Association (ACA) in honour of Victor Nightingall. Victor Nightingall (1881-1947) was a leading 20th Century Australian scientist and inventor based in Melbourne. He invented and patented the world’s first inorganic zinc silicate coating and founded the inorganic zinc coating industry in the 1940s. The award is given to recognise distinguished achievement in the development, manufacture or application of protective coatings or advancement of the protective coatings industry. Guidelines of this Award are below:

Nomination Form

Award Winners

YearNameBranch
1997John BiddleQueensland
1998David DonaldVictoria
1999John HartleyNew South Wales
2001Ivan BaxterNew South Wales
2004David BlackburnTasmania
2005Alex SzokolikVictoria
2007Ern HemmingsNew South Wales
2009Don BartlettVictoria
2014Dr Robert FrancisVictoria
2017Fred SalomeNew South Wales
2018Mark WestonSouth Australia
2019Ted RidingVictoria

Victor Nightingall and the Morgan to Whyalla Pipeline, famous for its first large scale use of inorganic zinc coating.