FEMS Secretary 2004 - 2010
Paul McIntyre received his BSc degree in metallurgy from Kings College Durham/University of Newcastle upon Tyne. His PhD was granted in 1970 by the same university for his thesis on “Hydrogen Embrittlement of Niobium and Vanadium”. His professional career was centered on different aspects of corrosion and hydrogen assisted cracking of materials, having worked at the The British Iron and Steel Research Association in Sheffield, British Steel Corporation in Rotherham, CEGB/NPTEC/NPRT in Leatherhead and National Power in Swindon. He was involved for a long time with the BSI Committee ISE/NFE/8 and the ISO Technical Committee 156, both on corrosion of metals and alloys. Paul produced more than 200 publications during his professional life; for ten years he was the Editor of Corrosion Engineering, Science and Technology. For his technical-scientific contribution he was awarded the Saville Shaw Medal of the Society of Chemical Industry 1970 and the T. B. Marsden Award of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining in 2003.
Paul was Secretary of the Federation of European Materials Societies between 2003 and 2010. With his friendly and precise nature, Paul was a key person in keeping the contact to our member associations and running the FEMS administration. In recognition of his services, the FEMS General Assembly nominated Paul in 2011 as an Honorary Member of our Federation.
Paul was also a consultant at the National Physical Laboratory, Teddington, and for fourteen years the Scientific Secretary to the European Federation of Corrosion; the Honorary Life EFC Membership was conferred to Paul for his commitment to EFC during EUROCORR 2011 in Stockholm.