Area(s) of expertise: High-performance coatings and linings
Summary of expertise:
Vaughn O¿Dea is knowledgeable about a range of issues facing municipal wastewater engineers and facility owners as well as the high-performance coatings that can prevent damage to municipal facilities. In addition to his proficiency with biogenic sulfide corrosion of concrete and the effect of elevated hydrogen sulfide and other sewer gases on fluid-applied protective coatings, he has intensively researched repair materials and methods as well as coating selection to improve the performance of maintenance coatings.
Vaughn O'Dea is involved with the research and development of the Severe Wastewater Analysis Testing apparatus for the protective coatings industry, as well as Tnemec's comprehensive severe wastewater field testing program.
Recent articles authored by Vaughn O¿Dea include ¿Preventing Air-Induced Coating Failures on Concrete¿ Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings, January 2007, pp. 86-88; ¿Lengthening Tank Life¿, Public Works Magazine, April 2004, pp. 173-174; ¿Preparing Concrete for Coating,¿ Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings, December 2005, pp. 34-38; ¿Restoring a Sludge Holding Tank at a Wastewater Treatment Plant Using High-Performance Coatings,¿ Materials Performance, November 2005, pp. 32-35; and ¿High-Solids Coatings: A Brief Introduction for Industry Newcomers,¿ Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings, June 2004, pp. 109-112.
Vaughn O¿Dea has been recognized by the Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings as one of its "Top Thinkers" for 2012. He is active in both NACE and The Society for Protective Coatings (SSPC) technical committees and is a member of American Water Works Association, International Concrete Repair Institute, American Concrete Institute, and Water Environment Federation.
Prior media experience:
Vaughn O'Dea has authored numerous technical reports and articles for publications such as the Journal of Protective Coatings and Linings, Materials Performance, Public Works Magazine, and WaterWorld. O¿Dea is a SSPC Protective Coatings Specialist, a NACE Certified Coatings Inspector and a NACE Certified Corrosion Technician. He is active in both NACE and SSPC technical committees and is a member of American Water Works Association, NACE International, SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings, International Concrete Repair Institute, American Concrete Institute, and Water Environment Federation.
Vaughn O¿Dea earned a Bachelor of Science in business administration from the University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kan., and has an Associates Degree in construction management.
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