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Dr. Alec Groysman graduated from the Chemico-Technological University named after Mendeleev in Moscow. He received his Ph.D. in physical chemistry and corrosion. He has experience in corrosion, corrosion control and corrosion monitoring from 1976 in the oil refining, oil and gas, petrochemical, and chemical industry and teaching the subject of corrosion.
He has lived in Israel since 1990. He worked for 22 years for oil refinery Haifa and at the same time taught corrosion science and technology in universities (Technion, Haifa; Bar-Ilan University, Tel Aviv, Ariel University) and College of Engineering (Karmiel, Israel). He is an Honor President of Israeli Association of Chemical Engineers and Chemists.

He deals with kinetics and thermodynamics of corrosion processes, on-line corrosion monitoring, choice and use of corrosion inhibitors, coating systems, selection of appropriate alloys for corrosive service, failure analysis, corrosion management, and assessment of corrosion risk.
He has special interests in corrosion education and in searching for relationships between corrosion, art, history, and philosophy.


His first book “Corrosion for Everybody” published by Springer in 2010 received the innovation award winner of Materials Performance Readers` choice in 2012 year in the USA.

His second book “Corrosion in Systems for Transportation and Storage of Petroleum Products and Biofuels” was published by Springer in 2014.


His third book "Corrosion Problems and Solutions in Oil Refining and Petrochemical Industry" came to life by Springer in 2016.  

His fourth book "Non-Destructive Testing and Corrosion Monitoring" (pp. 261-409, Chapter in the book Non-Destructive Evaluation of Corrosion and Corrosion-assisted Cracking, Edited by Raman Singh et al.) Published by John Wiley & Sons, Hoboken, New Jersey, in 2019.

His fifth book "Corrosion: Monitoring and Control" ("קורוזיה - ניטור, בקרה ומניעה בתעשייה"), is a Textbook published by the Israeli Institute of Energy and the Environment, Ramat-Aviv, Israel, in 2023.  the book is written In Hebrew.


He is an author of five chapters about corrosion monitoring and corrosion control in five books.


He is a lecturer of the courses “Materials and Standards in Oil and Gas Engineering” and “Corrosion and Corrosion Control” in the Technion (Israel Institute of Technology), Haifa, Israel.


He was a visiting Erskine Fellow and taught “Corrosion of Engineering Materials” at Mechanical Engineering and Chemical Engineering Departments at the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand in 2017.

He was a visiting lecturer, delivering the course “Corrosion of Construction Materials” at Civil Engineering Institute, Department of Construction of Unique Buildings and Structures, and the course “Corrosion Problems and Solutions in Oil Refining and Petrochemical Industry”, St. Petersburg State Polytechnic University named after Peter the Great, Russia, May 2019.

He was a visiting lecturer, delivering the course “Corrosion of Pipelines”, Materials Engineering Department, University of British Columbia, Pipeline Integrity Institute, Vancouver, Canada, September 2019.

He delivered invited lectures in UK, Slovakia, the Czech Republic. He is a lecturer of on-line corrosion courses in Israel, Canada, Russia, and Kazakhstan. He wrote the first text-book “Corrosion: Monitoring, Control, and Prevention” in Hebrew in 2023.

Public Positions & Activities

  1. President of Honor of the Association of Chemical Engineers & Chemists in Israel

  2. Chairman of the NACE Israel Central Corrosion Forum (National Association of Corrosion Engineers International) (2005-2008).

  3. EU: Member of the Working Parties in the European Federation of Corrosion: “Corrosion Education and Computer Applications” (WP 7) and “Corrosion in the Refining Industry” (WP 15).

  4. Chairman of Association of Chemical Engineers & Chemists in Israel (since 2008).

  5. Chairman of Haifa and the North branch Association of Engineers, Architects and Graduates in Technological Sciences in Israel (since 2012).

  6. The Board Member of Israel Institute of Chemical Engineers.

  7. Member of the Council of Engineering and Architecture Licensing and Registration of Engineers and Architects at the Israeli Ministry of Industry and Trade.

  8. Member of the Scientific-Research Committee in the Israeli Institute for Energy and Environment.

Academic Education


  • Ph.D. in Chemistry (1983)

  • Masters Degree in Chemical Engineering (1973)

  • Chemico-Technological University named after Mendeleev, Moscow, USSR.

Academic Area


Lecturer of the courses:

  • “Corrosion of Metals and Corrosion Control”,

  • “Chemical Resistance of Materials”,

  • “Materials Science”,

  • “Physical Chemistry (Chemical Thermodynamics and Kinetics)”,

  • “Materials and Standards in Natural Gas and Petroleum Engineering” (Grand Technion Energy Program, Natural Gas and Petroleum Engineering Program, Masters Degree, Technion, Israel).

  • Faculties: mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, biotechnology, chemistry, materials science and engineering.

Consulting Area

  • Corrosion of Metals and Anticorrosion Measures.

  • Corrosion Monitoring and Corrosion Control in Industry.

  •  Choice and Use of Materials for Aggressive Media. Examination of new materials.

  • Choice and Use of Corrosion Inhibitors in Oil and Gas and Oil Refining, Petroleum and Chemical Industries: processing and cooling water systems. Examination of corrosion inhibitors.

  • Failure Analysis.

  • Corrosion and Corrosion Control of Pipelines, Aboveground and Underground Storage Tanks Containing Fuels.

  • Anticorrosion Preventive Measures of Industrial Structures and Equipment.

  • Coatings. Examination of coatings.

  • Chemical Cleaning of Industrial Equipment.

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