Robert Badrak is the Director of Engineering Materials for Weatherford International. He has been active in materials and corrosion for the energy sector for over 30 years. Badrak has an M.S.E. (metallurgical engineering) from the University of Michigan and a B.S. (chemistry) from Eastern Michigan University. He is a registered Professional Engineer and a Fellow of ASM. Badrak is an inventor with 17 issued U.S. patents and more than 30 presented papers and publications.