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David Shoesmith is an internationally renowned corrosion chemist. He works toward a solution of a key environmental problem faced by today’s society, i.e., the safe disposal of nuclear waste. His studies are also of fundamental importance for the oil and gas sector, providing a framework for addressing pipeline integrity issues. Shoesmith’s electrochemical and surface analytical techniques, as well as his paradigm-changing modelling approaches have been adopted by countries around the world.