Award winners 2014

The recipients of the Institute's 2014 Medals and Prizes are listed below. The Premier Awards and Prizes will be presented at an awards ceremony in London in July. Other awards will be presented at suitable occasions throughout the year.

Premier Awards

Bessemer Gold Medal

Awarded to Dr Hiroshi Tomono, current President and Chief Operating Officer of Nippon Steel and Sumitomo Metal Corporation, one of the largest steelmakers in the world. His background is based on metallurgical engineering and founded on his studies at Kyoto University. His initial focus was based on the continuous casting process. His early research work significantly enhanced the detailed scientific understanding of the continuous casting process. He is widely recognised for developments in technical aspects of the steelmaking processes, including campaign life extension of blast furnaces, high strength to non-oriented electrical steel of resource saving design. Hiroshi was President of The Iron and Steel Institute of Japan from 2008–2010, and is currently Chairman of The Japan Iron and Steel Federation and Vice Chairman of the Japan Business Federation (KEIDANREN). He has retained much of his initial metallurgical background, combined with astute management and a superb business mind.

Sir Andrew Bryan Medal

For sustained and outstanding contributions to the Institute and its activities. Awarded to David Seath CEng FIMMM. David has remained a loyal and active member of the Mining Institute of Scotland (MIS) throughout his career and has guided its development in difficult times into the broader based local society serving all professionals with energy interests in Scotland.

Chapman Medal

Awarded to Professor Roger Feneley, who has worked tirelessly to raise the profile of real problems that exist within the field of urology. He has been passionate throughout his entire career about publicising the need for engineering solutions to serious clinical problems. He has made an outstanding personal contribution to the field, improving the life quality of patients and in particular the elderly and disabled.

Medal for Excellence

Awarded to Dr Geoffrey Cowley CEng FIMMM who has spent 47 years building a successful career in business mainly in the extractive industries sector. He has been CEO of major corporations in Africa, Russia, Canada, UK and the Middle East, has advised several governments on economic growth and expansion, was closely involved in the privatisation of the Engineering companies of British Rail and the formation of British Energy and was one of only two UK representatives on the Business Council for Europe Africa and the Mediterranean. In the 90s he was closely involved in stabilising mining in Romania and Eastern Europe, following this he worked as senior advisor on Africa to the World Economic Forum.

Futers Gold Medal

For outstanding services to the international minerals industry. Awarded to Kenneth Severs CEng FIMMM. Ken has had a varied and highly successful career in the mineral industries. Starting with the UK Atomic Energy Authority at Windscale, moving on to Anglo American Corporation. He subsequently joined Rio Tinto and finally became Chairman of Intec Ltd, a developer of halide technology which was floated on the Australian stock exchange.

Gold Medal

Awarded Professor Andrew Sherry at The Dalton Nuclear Institute. The Dalton Nuclear Institute was established in 2005 at the University of Manchester and has led the development of academic research and innovation in the field of advanced materials, manufacturing and performance for the nuclear sector. It has been an essential source of independent advice for the necessary reassurance to the Office for Nuclear Regulation, and its research has removed challenges for one of the UK's highest priority nuclear clean-up projects.

Griffith Medal and Prize

Awarded to Professor Norman Fleck FRS FREng FIMMM, an internationally-recognised leader in the area of mechanical properties of materials for many years. Norman has made seminal contributions in many areas of fatigue and fracture in metals, foams and composites. He co-developed a theory of kink-band formation in composites, was a major developer of the concept of strain-gradient plasticity, and has made extensive contributions to the mechanics of metal foams and sandwich structures. He pioneered the use and analysis of truss-like structures in sandwich specimens for blast protection. His work is always characterised by rigorous analysis, elegant experiments, and clear exposition.

Institute's International Medal

Awarded to James Michael Rickard CEng FIMMM. James has spent the last 18 years working in Hong Kong for Arup looking after the many varied projects his company has been involved with to improve and develop the infrastructure of this rapidly developing part of the world. He has been a prominent and enthusiastic member of the local branch, holding many of the senior roles in the past ten years. He played a key role in the organisation of the final of the hugely successful Young Persons’ World Lecture Competition.

Platinum Medal

Awarded to Paul O'Brien FRS CEng FIMMM. Paul's career spans more than 30 years and has focused on the development of novel chemical routes to the synthesis of functional materials. Paul's international research reputation rests on the development of novel processing routes for the production of materials for use in the electronics industry. He also acts as an ambassador for science both in schools as an outreach champion and internationally where he has advised several countries at a national level.

Silver Medal

Awarded to Dr Ben Britton of Imperial College, London. Ben studied at the Department of Materials at the University of Oxford. As part of his DPhil work, he developed a new analysis technique used to extract detailed information about residual stresses and dislocation populations in metals. He joined the Materials for Fission and Fusion power group and continued to develop EBSD techniques, as well as high temperature micromechanical testing techniques. He moved to Imperial College London in 2011 as a Nuclear Metallurgy Research Fellow. Recently, he has taken a leadership role in developing the next generation of Nuclear Engineers, as Nuclear Teaching Champion at Imperial College. He co-ordinates three MEng programmes in Nuclear Engineering, and is the Director of the flagship Nuclear Engineering MSc.

Small Local Society of the Year - West of England Metals and Materials Association

In the face of declining numbers and an ageing membership WEMMA has managed to rebrand itself and attract a wider audience by engaging with schools and students. They make regular contributions to Materials World and by running a very active lecture programme have attracted larger numbers to each meeting. Although they may not all be IOM3 members there is potential to convert some of these to full membership in due course. It is encouraging to see such a reversal of fortunes due to the work of their committee and the efforts put in to reverse what was a worrying trend.

Large Local Society of the Year - South Wales Materials Association

This Society has built on previous success and continues to grow from strength to strength. They organise a local YPLC heat every year as well as Young Technicians’ events. A full and active programme of events attracts good attendance and this is helped by their use of active social media. They have a microsite which is always well maintained and they have faced the challenges which affect all similar large societies with confidence and innovation.


Frank Fitzgerald Medal and Travel Grant

In recognition of a member (under 35 years old) of the Institute who is active in the field of iron and steel, and who has demonstrated excellence in and commitment to continuing professional development in the form of depth and/or breadth of technical knowledge or in a personal contribution to promoting the profession. Awarded to Dr Sinan Al Bermani. Having graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2005 with a first class MEng degree in Materials Science, Sinan joined Firth Rixon at Darley Dale as a Development Metallurgist. In 2007 he returned to the University of Sheffield to undertake a PhD looking into microstructure and microstructural control of additive layer manufactured Ti-6Al-4V by electron beam melting. Sinan finished his PhD in just over 2 and half years and was awarded the Brunton Medal and Premium in 2011 by the University of Sheffield for the best metallurgy related thesis of 2010. Sinan now works at Sheffield Forgemasters as a Development Engineer in the RD&T team (now called RD26) led by Professor Jesus Talamantes Silva. He has established himself as a key member of this world renowned research team and has been responsible for obtaining funding for and leading collaborative projects related to the manufacture of large scale steel forgings for the nuclear industry. In 2008 Sinan was the winner of the Young Persons’ World Lecture Competition.

Hancock Medal

To an individual for outstanding service to the rubber industry where such services have benefited either the nation, government authorities or industry. Open only to members of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining. Awarded to Dr Ranjit Matthan FIMMM. Ranjit has made an outstanding contribution for more than 40 years towards growth and development of the rubber industry in India, South East Asia and Central America through his pioneering efforts in technology transfer, education and HRD. He has commissioned technical specified natural rubber manufacturing facilities and his continued association with commercially sustainable, safer forms of natural rubber.

James S Walker Award

For a student project, already examined, on the subject of polymers. Awarded to Anna Ploszjaski 'Polymer Hydride Nanocomposites for Hydrogen Storage Applications'. The paper examines the development of advanced polymers and was recommended for nomination by the examiners following submission of Anna's dissertation for her Part II Materials Course at Oxford University. Anna has demonstrated an ability to understand the fundamentals of polymer science in a less well known domain and to engage with a wide range of analytical techniques to build a detailed temperature - composition phase diagram of the system. This led to a model of the phases and structures developed and the effects of the principle process variables in order to optimise structures for preferred hydrogen release behaviours.

Leslie Holliday Prize

In recognition of a significant or technological contribution relating to any type of composite material. Awarded to Professor Anthony Kelly CBE FRS FREng FIMMM. Anthony, who sadly died on 3 June, was an Emeritus Professor and distinguished Research Fellow at the University of Cambridge. He was a Fellow of the Royal Society, a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering and a Foreign Associate of the US National Academy of Engineering. He was a Fellow of the Institute of Physics, a Fellow of the Institution of Materials Mining and Metallurgy (and past President) as well as being a founding Fellow of Churchill College Cambridge. Kelly worked for periods in the USA, Germany and in Switzerland. He had an interest in the linguistic aspects of science and was an Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Linguists. From 1988 until 1997 he was Chairman of the Standing Committee on Structural Safety of the Institutions of Civil and of Structural Engineers, which was reconstituted under his Chairmanship to include the Health and Safety Executive. Most recently, his lifetime contribution to the field of composite materials was honoured and celebrated at the international conference Deformation and Fracture of Composites 12 and Structural Integrity 6, 8-11 April 2013, Queens’ College, Cambridge. Read Anthony Kelly's obituary from the British Composites Society.

Hume Rothery Prize

In recognition of distinguished achievements concerned with phase relationships in metallic materials or non-metallic materials of metallurgical interest. Awarded to Professor André V da Costa e Silva. For many years Professor Costa e Silva has led an international career, both as a teacher in the field of metallurgy and materials science, and a researcher specialising in the application of phase equilibria to practical problems for industry, particularly for steel. He formed the Brazilian Committee for Phase Diagrams of Materials in 1999, now involving some 70 researchers from 15 universities and industrial organisations. Prof Costa e Silva represents Brazil on the Alloy Phase Diagram International Commission (APDIC) and was vice-chair (2005-2008) and chair (2009-2013). He has organised many successful phase diagram seminars, usually as part of annual meetings of the Associacao Brasileira de Metalurgia, Materials e Mineracao (ABM) and led significant restructuring of APDIC’s future strategy and website.

Institute’s Technician Medal [new for 2014]

Awarded to Stannas Bellaby EngTech TIMMM. Stannas began his career in 1978 and throughout his career he worked on investigative and routine inspections of heat-treated metal components, laboratory and microscopic analysis and destructive and non destructive testing. He set up a hardening facility and associated metallurgical laboratory that serviced the factory that made parts for the American Army's Humvie off-road vehicle. He was also responsible for the setting up and managing of a hard facing facility that coated wear parts for the agricultural machinery. Stannas has been a long serving member of IOM3 Council and the Chairman of the Incorporated Engineers and Technicians Committee.

Ivor Jenkins Medal

In recognition of a significant contribution that has enhanced the scientific, industrial or technological understanding of materials processing or component production using particulate materials. Awarded to Dr W Brian James CEng FIMMM FAPMI FASTM. Brian James is widely known and highly respected in the global Particulate Materials (PM) structural parts and Powder Forged (PF) parts sectors of the PM industry. In a career of over 40 years in the UK and USA, entirely devoted to the PM industry, Brian has made seminal contributions in several areas. He has developed and commercialised new PM and PF material grades including the introduction of photocopier powders while working at Round Oak Powders UK, the first ever production PF connecting rod at GKN and he has led many material development programmes at Hoeganaes Corporation in the USA. Brian has been extremely active for many years in PM standards development, with MPIF, ASTM and ISO committees, and has provided regular training programmes on PM technology. Brian has also been a strong contributor of technical papers to major international PM conferences and to PM journals. He has participated in organising committees for many conferences and, of particular note he is Co-Chair of the organising committee for the forthcoming PM World Congress, to be held in Orlando in May 2014.

John Hunt Medal [new for 2014]

Awarded to Professor Rohit Trivedi. Rohit is a Professor at Iowa State University, USA. He has made lasting contributions to the understanding of microstructures in solidifications and phase transformation. He has approached a multitude of phenomena including solid-state precipitation and eutectoid growth, growth of dendrites, cells, and phase and microstructure selection. His book, published in 1988 'Materials in Art and Techology' is testament to his dedication to teaching students and even artists about complex phenomena.

Kroll Medal and Prize

In recognition of significant contribution that has enhanced the scientific understanding of materials chemistry as applied to the industrial production of materials. Awarded to Dr Vasant Kumar CEng FIMMM. Dr Kumar, a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Materials Science at the University of Cambridge, has been conducting world leading research in materials chemistry reactions at the cutting edge of new applications within an ecological framework. His research has helped advance new knowledge in materials chemistry with innovations in ionic sensors, batteries, fuel cells, electrolytic cells and photocatalytic-reactors. This work has led to over 200 papers and many patents, which are being commercialised around the world. Dr Kumar has worked very closely with industry and research organisations and has been successful in transferring technology to the industry. As a result he is the Founder and Director of several companies including CAMSES Ltd which develops nano-materials based composite photocatalsts for water disinfection, air pollution mitigation and hydrogen synthesis and Green PB Ltd that are advancing an eco-friendly process for recycling batteries. He has won many awards for his work including DOW Sustainability Innovation Students Award won by his PhD student in 2013, Honorary Doctorate of Engineering at University of Malaysia, Perlis, in 2011 and the Armourers and Brasiers Venture Prize in 2007.

Roy T Holland Medal

In recognition of meritorious service in manufacture and technology within the traditional ceramics industry. Awarded to Stuart Bridge CSci FIMMM. Stuart has a wide and varied technical career within the Ceramics Industry, initially in sanitary ware, then moving into heavy clays and more recently into glass, metallurgical and foundry applications. He was responsible for the introduction of XRF Chemical Analysis to replace the ‘classical’ wet analysis of ceramic raw materials within the Twyford Group as well as the introduction and management of a colour matching facility, involving colour measurement and compatibility of the company's ceramic, plastic and vitreous enamel products. Stuart has sat on several Institute committees including the Ceramics Industry Division’s, Whitewares Committee; he served as Chairman of the North Staffs branch of The International Clay Technology Association from 2008 to 2010.

Sir Colin Humphreys Education Award

This Award recognises the contribution made to enhancing students' scientific/technological literacy through the teaching or support of materials, minerals or mining topics within 11-19 learning, either in the secondary or further education sectors. Awarded to Professor Phil Withers CEng FIMMM FREng and Lorna Harratt-Jones. Phil Withers has developed new approaches to outreach using modern technology and communicated with large numbers of students and their teachers. His flagship 'Jet Engine' project is a fine example and has been used as a model for further work. Phil Withers is passionate about delivering the excitement of Materials Science and Engineering to broad audiences. He has many remarkable achievements in this area and has presented over the last 10 years a range of events. Lorna has made sustained effort over many years working in a state secondary school, which impressed the judges and led to this award being presented twice.

T B Marsden Professional Medal

In recognition of services to the profession over a period of not less than 20 years by a member who has not been recognised by the Institute in other ways. Awarded to Dr Irene Turner FIMMM. Irene is the Head of Biomaterials within the Centre for Orthopaedic Biomechanics at the University of Bath and is a highly respected member of the Biomaterials Community. She was a founding member of the Biomedical Applications Division within IOM3 and has contributed to seminars and conference sessions organised by the Committee and IOM3. Irene established the Women in Materials Group within IOM3 and is passionate about promoting Materials Science as a subject and a profession to a new generation of young scientists. She has also undertaken outreach activities with schools and, at the University of Bath, has promoted Materials as a subject to undergraduates and postgraduates, at Faculty and University level committees as well as offering biomaterials teaching to the medical profession. Irene has worked on the judging panel for the SET awards and is always willing to give her time and energy to new initiatives. Throughout her career she has worked tirelessly to promote the interests of the Institute both at local and national level.

Outstanding Contribution Award

For members who have made a prolonged and major contribution to the Institute's core activity. Such contribution should not relate to local society activity and the awards will be made to members not previously recognised by the Institute. Up to three awards (certificates) are presented annually. Awarded to Dr Robert Quarshie.

Rosenhain Medal and Prize

In recognition of distinguished achievement in any branch of materials science, preference being given to candidates under the age of 40. Awarded to Dr Natalie Stingelin FRSC. Natalie, Reader in Functional Organic Materials at Imperial College London, is a truly established polymer scientist and has developed well-recognised international leadership in polymer processing, with particular expertise on organic semiconductors. Her current research interests encompass the broad field of organic functional materials, including organic electronics, multifunctional inorganic/organic hybrids, and smart, advanced optical systems based on organic matter. Natalie’s pioneering research on organic semiconductor materials processing and device fabrication has influenced this field significantly, driving it in entirely new directions and leading to fundamental insight in highly relevant structure/property interrelationships, e.g. in the organic solar cell area. Natalie’s outstanding publication record as a young researcher, which totals more than 90 papers, is a measure of her profound and fundamental knowledge of the field and of her personal enthusiasm and professional motivation. She is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Materials Chemistry, received a €1.2 million ERC Starting Independent Researcher Award in 2011, and is one of the few selected scientists to present in front of the Parliament in 2014.

Thomas Medal and Prize

In recognition of scientific or technological contribution to the production or secondary processing of any ferrous alloy. Awarded to Christopher McDonald FIMMM CEng FIChemE. Christopher is Manager of Strategy and Collaboration in Tata Steel Research and Development, has rapidly established himself as a significant expert in primary end processing within the iron and steel production processes. His initial work was focused on lining wear characteristics in Basic Oxygen Steelmaking (BOS) vessels, BOS bath agitation, lance dynamic control and overall BOS performance. The outcomes of this work have been applied in practise and have developed significant productivity benefits to the overall steelmaking process within the Tata Europe steelmaking facilities. This expertise has been recognised by invitations to speak at various international conferences and he was a plenary speaker on converter technology at an international conference in India. Chris’s recent management responsibilities have centred on primary processes, steelmaking and casting. This has involved carrying responsibility for multi million pound research projects and budgets, covered by seventy staff at two European sites. In his position as Manager Strategy and Collaboration for Tata Steel Research and Development he is interacting with research establishments worldwide, and also with investment bodies.

Verulam Medal and Prize

In recognition of distinguished contributions to ceramics including refractories. Awarded to Professor Andrew Bell CEng FIMMM. Professor Bell, Professor of Electronic Materials and Head of School at the University of Leeds, has shown himself to be outstanding in the translation of the basic science of dielectrics, ferroelectrics and piezoelectrics into the optimisation of industrial materials. Specific examples include the development of improved dielectrics for use in resonators in microwave communication systems and new piezoelectric materials for high temperature sensors and actuators. In 2011 he founded spin-out Ionix Advanced Technologies Ltd to further exploit novel piezoelectric materials resulting from his research. Professor Bell has an impressive publication track record, with extensive journal and conference papers and book chapters. Having spent several periods working in industry he has been able to focus his research on the needs of industry, with a keen awareness of the critical issues. Professor Bell was General Chair of the 19th Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) International Symposium on the Applications of Ferroelectrics, Edinburgh 2010. He recently received the 2012 IEEE Ferroelectrics Recognition Award for his outstanding contributions to the field. Professor Bell has collaborated nationally and internationally and is justifiably recognised as a world leading researcher in piezoelectric materials and their applications.


Tom Colclough Medal and Prize

In recognition of learned contribution to understanding microstructure, mechanical properties, fabricability or in-service performance, production or engineering connected with the iron and steel industry. Awarded to Professor David Porter MIMMM. David continues to have a very spectacular multinational career in both the steel industry and academia. He has worked extensively in Scandinavia and spent six years as a product development manager at Rautaruukki in Finland before becoming a professor in Physical Metallurgy at the University of Oulu, Finland in 2011. His vast professional experience and recent academic credentials are particularly directed to steels, their manufacturing, properties and applications. He has a marvellous ability to combine the technical demands of local and international industries with those fundamental scientific ideas and theories of materials science and engineering. The classic textbook Phase Transformations in Metals and Alloys, co-authored by David with Ken Easterling in 1981, is still used in many Materials Science Departments throughout the world.

Dowding Medal and Prize

In recognition of professional contribution to the invention, development, design or technical operation of metallurgical plant, particularly rolling and finishing, leading to improved economy, yield or quality in metal production. Awarded to Andrew Bainbridge. As the Roll Design Manager for Tata Steel Special Profiles, Andrew is responsible for a broad range of activities from concept development of bespoke products right through to design and manufacture of specific new tooling and production. Andrew has taken a leading role in developing multiple new products in record time. He has been awarded this prize on the back of the work he has done in paving the way for new roll pass design technology to be introduced into the Special Profiles markets. The results from this work have been fantastic and Andrew has been able to produce finished products from concept designs in 3-4 months. Such flexibility and certainty of supply ensures that UK manufacturing can supply products all over the world efficiently and cost effectively. The accuracy and efficiency with which Andrew provides product solutions has earned him a world class reputation in companies all over the world.

Hadfield Medal and Prize

In recognition of distinguished achievement in relation to metallurgical practice, process development, product development, metallurgical understanding or design engineering connected with iron and steel or associated industries. Awarded to Louis Brimacombe. Louis is a chartered chemical engineer and started his working life at British Steel in 1982 where he worked on process improvements. Louis then moved into the area of environmental research and built up the Environment Department in Corus/Tata Steel RD&T to become one of the world’s leading teams in the application of sustainability and environmental research in the steel industry. He has devoted his career to environmental improvements in the steel industry and is currently the Head of Environmental Technology for Tata Steel in Europe. His area of expertise is in life cycle assessment of steel products and their environmental footprints. Louis has been extremely influential in this field, not only in the UK through BSI, but also globally through World Steel. He is an internationally recognised expert and is author and co-author of numerous publications and keynote addresses at conferences, seminars and dinners throughout the world. Louis has held a number of positions, including the chairman of the Sustainable Development Group in IOM3 and Chairman of the British Standards Committee 8905 on the ‘Sustainable Use of Materials’.

Stokowiec Medal and Prize

In recognition of distinguished work related to the technical, manufacturing, processing or engineering application of alloy steels. Awarded to Professor Par Jonsson. Par is an Editorial Board Member of IOM3 journal Ironmaking and Steel Making (IRS). He has been co-author on nine papers published in IRS from 2012 to 2013.


Adrian Normanton Award

Removal of hydrogen, nitrogen and sulphur from tool steel during vacuum degassing by K Steneholm, M Andersson, A Tilliander, P G Jönsson Ironmaking & Steelmaking, vol. 40 issue 3 (April 2013), pp 199-205

Alan Glanvill Award

Properties, morphology and structure of BPDA/PPD/ODA polyimide fibres, by Huang, S B; Jiang, Z Y; Ma, X Y; Qiu, X P; Men, Y F; Gao, L X; Ding, M X. 2001, Plastics, Rubber and Composites, Vol. 42 (10) pg 407 – 415.

Guy Bengough Award 

Stress corrosion cracking of Ru doped 304 stainless steel in high temperature water, by Scenini, F; Govender, K; Lyon, S; Sherry, A. 2012, Corrosion Engineering, Science and Technology, Vol. 47 (7) pg 498 - 506 Influence of Pd and Ru additions on stress corrosion cracking of austenitic stainless steels, by Scenini, F; Govender, K; Lyon, S; Sherry, A. 2012, Corrosion Engineering, Science and Technology, Vol. 47 (7) pg 507 - 515

Billiton Gold Medal 

Influence of alumina on physical properties of an industrial zinc-copper smelting slag. Part 1 - Viscosity, by Mostaghel, S; Matsushita, T; Samuelsson, C; Bjorkman, B; and Seetharaman, S. 2013, Mineral Processing and Extractive Metallurgy, Vol. 122 (1) pg 42 - 48
Influence of alumina on physical properties of an industrial zinc-copper smelting slag. Part 2 – apparent density, surface tension and effective thermal diffusivity, S; Matsushita, T; Samuelsson, C; Bjorkman, B; and Seetharaman, S. 2013, Mineral Processing and Extractive Metallurgy, Vol. 122 (1) pg 49 - 55
Influence of alumina on physical properties of an industrial zinc-copper smelting slag. Part 3 – melting behaviour, by Mostaghel, S; Matsushita, T; Samuelsson, C; Bjorkman, B; and Seetharaman, S. 2013, Mineral Processing and Extractive Metallurgy, Vol. 122 (1) pg 56 - 62

Composite Award

On crystallisation and fracture toughness of poly(phenylene sulphide) under tape placement conditions, by Grouve, W J B; Vanden Poel, G; Warnet, L L; Akkerman, R. 2013, Plastics, Rubber and Composites, VoL. 42 (7) pg 282 – 288

Cook/Ablett Award

Design of 10%Cr martensitic steels for improved creep resistance in power plant applications, by Sachadel, U A; Morris, P F; Clarke, P D. 2013, Materials Science and Technology, Vol. 29 (7) pg 767 - 774

Douglas Hay Medal

Modelling fracturing, disturbed and interaction zones around fully confined detonation charges by I Onederra, A Catalan, G Chitombo, Mining Technology Volume 122 Issue 1 (March 2013), pp. 20-32

Mann Redmayne Medal

Transactions C: J Extracting ore texture information using image analysis, by Zhang, J; Subasinghe, N. 2012, Mineral Processing and Extractive Metallurgy, Vol. 121 (3) pg 123 - 130
Transactions B: The benefits of mine scale three-dimensional structural modelling at Macraes Gold Mine, Central Otago, New Zealand: a case study, by Daniels, A; Mascini, J. 2012, Applied Earth Science, Vol. 121 (1) pg 3 - 11
Transactions A: Algorithmic integration of geological uncertainty in pushback designs for complex multiprocess open pit mines, by Goodfellow, R; Dimitrakopoulos, R. 2013, Mining Technology, Vol. 122 (2) pg 67 - 77

Materials World Medal

Guy Richards ‘Microbe Miners’

Pfeil Award

Photocatalytic water disinfection on oxide semiconductors: Part 1‐basic concepts of TiO2 photocatalysis by Bak, T; Nowotny, J; Sucher, N J; Wachsman, E D. 2012 Advances in Applied Ceramics Vol. 111 (1-2) pg 4 - 15

STWJ Best Paper Award

This prize is awarded annually to recognise the paper published in the IOM3, peer-reviewed journal Science and Technology of Welding and Joining, that makes the greatest contribution to the field of welding and joining. The winning paper is selected by the journal editors based on the originality of the research, contribution to the science or technology of welding and joining and the quality of the article. The inaugural award is sponsored by TWI; authors receive a joint award of £500, a certificate and a one-year subscription to the journal. Entry is automatic upon publication in the journal. Further details are available here. Awarded to Monitoring Torque and Traverse Force in Friction Stir Welding From Input Electrical Signatures of Driving Motors by M. Mehta, K. Chatterjee, and A. De, Sci. Technol. Weld. Join, 18(3), 2013, pp. 191-197

Wardell Armstrong Prize

Early Neoproterozoic rare metal (Sn, Ta, W) and gold metallogeny of the Central Africa Region: a review, by Pohl, W L; Biryabarema, M; Lehmann, B . 2013, Applied Earth Science, Vol. 122 (2) pg 66 - 82

Williams Award

Liquid metal experiments with swirling flow submerged entry nozzle by Th Wondrak; S Eckert; V Galindo; G Gerbeth; F Stefani; K Timmel; A J Peyton; W Yin; S Riaz. 2012 Ironmaking and Steelmaking Vol. 39 (1) pg 1-9


Beilby Medal & Prize (administered on a 3-yearly cycle by IOM3, SCI and RSC)

In recognition of substantial work of exceptional practical significance in chemical engineering, applied materials science, energy efficiency or a related field. Preference is given to candidates under 40. Awarded to Professor Javier Pérez-Ramírez. Javier has published over 250 articles and is co-inventor of 13 patents, his research tackles the major concerns facing today's society, such as the energy crisis and the need for environmental protection. His team focus on the fundamental design and technical development of new catalytic materials and reactor engineering concepts, favouring more efficient and sustainable manufacturing within the chemical industry.

Harvey Flower Titanium Prize

Offered by the Titanium Information Group, established researchers and materials engineers in the field. Awarded to Mark Dixon FIMMM. Mark works for Rolls-Royce in as Specialist Engineer, integrating the requirements of all Roll-Royce businesses and providing the materials expertise needed to deliver cost effective manufacturing technologies, appropriate design methodologies and robust supply chain capabilities.

Vanadium Award 2013 (retrospective)

For the most outstanding paper in the metallurgy and technology of vanadium and its alloys. Awarded to Dae-Bum Park, Moo-Young Huh, Woo-Sang Jung, Jin-Yoo Suh, Jae-Hyeok Shim, Seung-Cheol Lee for 'Effect of vanadium addition on the creep resistance of 18Cr9Ni3CuNbN austenitic stainless heat resistant steel'.

Charles Hatchett Award

For the best paper on the science and technology of niobium and its alloys. Awarded to A Iza-Mendia, M A Altuna, B Pereda, I Gutiérrez for ‘Precipitation of Nb in ferrite after austenite conditioning: Parts I&II’


Colwyn Medal

Grunfield Memorial Award and Medal

Prince Philip Award – no nominations

Rowbotham Medal – no nominations

Swinburne Medal and Prize

Tom Bell Surface Engineering Award

Thornton Medal