Meet the Chairman

Babak Bahar - Material Specialist, Kvaerner, Norway
Chairman of the Duplex World Seminar & Summit 2016

Babak Bahar works as a materials specialist for Kvaerner Engineering in Oslo. He holds a Master of Science degree (M.Sc.) within materials science from Luleå technical University in Sweden. He is highly motivated with more than 16 years of broad and solid international experience within materials & corrosion engineering. In recent years he has been involved in materials selection and corrosion protection for offshore platforms. Some of the material challenges he has tackled have been presented as articles and interviews via Stainless Steel World Magazine.

Babak’s specific areas of expertise are corrosion resistant alloys, coatings and atmospheric corrosion protection. His current position as a specialist engineer positions him as a key resource within the projects team at Kvaerner. The variety of the projects, ranging from material selection for offshore topsides to be installed in North Sea to gravity based structures to be installed in arctic area, require a holistic feeling for material selection and corrosion protection. Babak has been a member of the Steering Committee for Duplex Seminar & Summit since 2013 and is Chairman of the 2016 event.

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