Academic Credentials
  • Ph.D., Materials Science and Engineering, University of Virginia, 2007
  • M.S., Materials Science and Engineering, University of Virginia, 2003
  • B.S., Environmental Sciences, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 1997
Licenses & Certifications
  • Professional Engineer Metallurgical, Massachusetts, #51540
  • NACE - Certified Coating Inspector Level 1 Certification
  • NACE Certified Corrosion Technician
Professional Honors
  • Marcel Pourbaix Second Place Prize for Best Poster in Corrosion Science "Material Parameters Associated With Cooperative Spreading Of Localized Corrosion on Heterogeneous Materials," CORROSION/06 Conference Student Poster Session, National Association of Corrosion Engineers, San Diego, CA, 2006
  • Electrochemical Society Corrosion Division Student Travel Grant for the 3rd International Symposium on Pits and Pores: Formation, Properties and Significance for Advanced Materials, The Electrochemical Society, Honolulu, HI, 2004
  • Marcel Pourbaix First Place Prize for Best Poster in Corrosion Science, "Origins of Persistent Interactions Among Localized Corrosion Sites Investigated Using Experimental Electrode Arrays," CORROSION/02 Conference Student Poster Session, National Association of Corrosion Engineers, Denver, CO, 2002
Professional Affiliations
  • ASM International
    • Chairperson Central Massachusetts Chapter, 2013-2014
    • Vice Chairperson Central Massachusetts Chapter, 2012-2013
  • Electrochemical Society (active member)
  • National Association of Corrosion Engineers (active member)

Dr. Budiansky's expertise is in metallurgy and corrosion science and engineering. He specializes in failure analysis, material degradation, failure prevention, material selection, material characterization, and laboratory testing in the areas of implantable medical devices, portable electronic devices and consumer appliances, gas pipelines and water distribution, chemical processing and food production, paints and coatings, mechanical fasteners, and building and structures. 

Dr. Budiansky has conducted research and corrosion failure analyses involving uniform corrosion, localized corrosion, stress corrosion cracking, hydrogen embrittlement, fretting corrosion, formicary corrosion, graphitic corrosion, and galvanic corrosion.

Dr. Budiansky has extensive experience solving complex corrosion problems using AC and DC electrochemical techniques, accelerated exposure techniques (environmental exposure and accelerated environments), material characterization techniques (microscopy and elemental analysis), metallographic examination, fractography, on-site investigations, and failure analysis.