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NACE International Senior Corrosion Technologist, No. 4194


Associate of Applied Science  -  Mechanical Engineering Technology

Delaware Technical & Community College, Stanton, Delaware – 1988

80/124 hours earned toward BA Degree as continuing education student

University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware


Corrosion Testing Laboratories, Inc., Newark, DE - 1989 to present 

Senior Corrosion Technologist.  Responsible for performing standardized testing per NACE, ASTM, DOT and other specifications.  Interacts with clients to design and perform custom test procedures to meet specific needs.  Performs metallography on a wide range of alloys, including steels, stainless steels, nickel-base alloys, copper-base alloys, titanium, aluminum and zirconium.  Lead investigator on field metallography (replication) investigations.  Supports failure analysis investigations.  Performs a wide range of analytical techniques for water and soil analysis.


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ASTM International


R. A. Corbett and F. M. Sherman.  “Corrosion of a Stainless Steel Handrail.”  Journal of Failure Analysis and Prevention.  February 2005: 19 – 23.


Mr. Sherman, Senior Corrosion Technologist at Corrosion Testing Laboratories, Inc. has over fifteen years experience in corrosion testing and related materials analysis and equipment inspection.

Mr. Sherman received an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology from Delaware Technical & Community College.  In addition to the requirements for the Associate Degree, he completed course work for two semesters each in AC/DC circuit analysis and analog electronics.  Mr. Sherman has also completed course work in the undergraduate engineering curriculum at the University of Delaware, including classes in chemistry, mathematics, and physics.

At Corrosion Testing Laboratories, Mr. Sherman’s primary responsibilities are in the corrosion laboratory, performing standardized (ASTM, NACE, MTI, ISO, etc.) tests as well as customized and standardized in-house tests.  In addition, Mr. Sherman works closely with in-house engineering staff, as well as under the direction of client engineers, in laboratory, machine-shop, and metallographic support involving materials evaluations and failure analysis, in routine situations and in support of litigation work.  The experience he has gained in a support role has allowed him to function as a lead investigator in a number of failure analyses.  He has performed all aspects of metallographic preparations of a wide range of alloys, including steel, stainless steel, nickel-base alloys, copper and copper alloys, aluminum, zirconium, and titanium, and has performed in-situ metallography (replication) in support of plant maintenance operations.  Mr. Sherman also performs a range of chemical laboratory analyses, including soil and water analysis.  His seventeen years of experience in the corrosion field has afforded Mr. Sherman considerable working knowledge in identifying types of corrosion and corrosion mechanisms; a keen investigative eye; as well as an understanding of the theoretical underpinnings of the science of corrosion. 

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