Original Press Release
Thomas Langill Receives ASTM Award of Merit from Committee on Corrosion of Metals
Press release date: March 4, 2009
W. CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., 4 March 2009-Thomas Langill, Ph.D., technical director at the American Galvanizers Association in Centennial, Colo., has received the ASTM International Award of Merit and accompanying title of fellow. The Award of Merit is the highest organizational recognition for individual contributions to ASTM standards activities.
Langill was cited "for major contributions to the development of corrosion test methods for metals in the atmosphere and construction materials as well as coated steel hardware standards in Committees G01 on Corrosion of Metals and A05 on Metallic-Coated Iron and Steel Products."
Langill, who joined ASTM International in 1994, is an active member of Committee G01, where he is secretary of the main committee and chairs Subcommittees G01.04 on Atmospheric Corrosion and G01.14 on Corrosion of Metals in Construction Materials. On Committee A05, he is chair of Subcommittee A05.13 on Structural Shapes and Hardware Specifications. In addition to A05 and G01, he also serves on Committees A01 on Steel, Stainless Steel and Related Alloys, B02 on Nonferrous Metals and Alloys, D01 on Paint and Related Coatings, Materials and Applications and F16 on Fasteners.
Professionally, Langill's work focuses on metal coatings, corrosion control and materials properties as well as failure diagnosis related to metals and metal coatings. Before assuming his role at the American Galvanizers Association in 1994, Langill worked as an engineer and a program manager at McDonnell Douglas Corp., St. Louis, Mo.
In addition to ASTM International, Langill is a member of ASM International, NACE International, the American Society of Civil Engineers, the American Welding Society, the Society for Protective Coatings and the Association for Iron and Steel Technology.
A graduate of John Carroll University, University Heights, Ohio, where he received his B.S. and M.S. in physics, Langill earned his Ph.D. in materials science and engineering from Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill.
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