Award winners 2006
Bessemer Gold Medal
For outstanding services to the steel industry, awarded to Professor H Bhadeshia from the University of Cambridge.
For distinguished research in the field of biomedical materials, particularly with respect to biomaterials innovation which has produced benefits for patients and/or contributed to associated opportunities for industry. Awarded to Professor B Tighe, Aston University. While Senior Pro Vice Chancellor at the University, Tighe undertook research into hydrogels and polymers which has found use in clinical applications such as a new generation of contact lenses.
Futers Gold Medal
For outstanding services to the international minerals industry, awarded to Dr D S Flett, St Barbara Consultancy Services, for his efforts in South Africa and Canada, as well as his work as a government research fellow for the National Research Institute for Metals in Tokyo.
For a company, team or individual who has made a significant contribution to the industrial application of materials, awarded to personnel from Dynamic Ceramic for the company's innovative use of ceramics in tailor made engineering components.
Griffith Medal and Prize
In recognition of distinguished work which has made or is making a notable contribution to any branch of materials science, awarded to Dr P S Bate, University of Manchester, for his many papers covering his research into metals, which includes the development of crystallographic texture.
Medal for Excellence
For conspicuous contribution, either during the year the year or cumulatively over a number of years to the art, science and practice of the mining industry. The recipient may be an individual or an organisation, awarded to Dr J Groom of Anglo American plc.
In recognition of outstanding service to the Institute and to its objectives or for other outstanding contributions to materials science, technology and industry nationally or internationally, awarded to Professor G D S Smith, University of Oxford, for his assistance in founding the UK Materials Congress and the IOM3 Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology Committee. He has also helped to develop the first 3D position sensitive atom probe.
Prince Philip Award
For polymers in the service of mankind, awarded to Vascutec Ltd.
For Younger Members (normally under the age of 30) in recognition of an outstanding contribution to the broad field of materials science, engineering and technology including promotion of their subject on a national or international basis. Awarded to Dr S McArthur from The Kroto Research Institute for her development of schools programmes in biomedical engineering, and her dedication to education at the University of Sheffield.
Sir Andrew Bryan
For sustained and outstanding contributions to the Institute and its activities, awarded to Professor J Harris for his extensive editorial contributions to the Institute's member magazines.
The Swinburne Award
To recognise the achievement of a person who has made an outstanding contribution to the advancement and knowledge of any field related to the science, engineering or technology of plastics, awarded to Professor M Gilbert of Loughborough University.
Colclough Medal & Prize
In recognition of learned contribution to understanding the microstructure, mechanical properties, fabricability or in-service performance, production or engineering connected with the iron and steel industry. Awarded to Mr F Faries of Corus Engineering Steels.
Frank Fitzgerald Medal and Travel Award
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 S J Kinsey, Corus Engineeering Steels.
Hadfield Medal & 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 Dr R Alderice.
To an individual for outstanding service to the rubber industry, awarded to Mr R P Brown, a consultant since retiring from Rapra.
In recognition of meritorious service in manufacture and technology within the traditional ceramics industry, awarded to Mr N Andrew.
In recognition of significant or technological contribution relating to any type of composite material, awarded to Dr G Sims from the National Physical Laboratory.
Hume Rothery Prize
In recognition of distinguished achievements concerned with phase relationship in metallic materials or non-metallic materials of metallurgical interest, awarded to Professor A L Greer, University of Cambridge.
In recognition of significant contribution which has enhanced the scientific, industrial or technological understanding of components produced from any type of material via particulate processing, awarded to Professor P Beiss from the Institute for Materials Science.
Kroll Medal & Prize
In recognition of significant contribution which has enhanced the scientific understanding of materials chemistry as applied to the industrial production of materials, normally inorganic. Awarded to Professor J Evans, University of London.
Rosenhain Medal & Prize
In recognition of distinguished achievement in any branch of materials science, preference being given to candidates under the age of 40, awarded to Professor Long, University of Nottingham.
An annual award, to recognise an outstanding contribution from a young person or a team of young people, to the development or innovative use of materials for automotive applications. Awarded to Dr T A Turner from the University of Nottingham.
Stokowiec Medal & Prize
In recognition of distinguished work related to the technical, manufacturing, processing or engineering application of alloy steels, awarded to Dr P C Morgan.
T B Marsden Award
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 Mr C Rhodes for his strong career in mining and role as Honorary Secretary to the Midlands Institute of Mining Engineers.
Thomas Medal & Prize
In recognition of scientific or technological contribution to the production or secondary processing of any ferrous alloy, awarded to Mr V Ludlow.
Verulam Medal & Prize
In recognition of distinguished contributions to refractories or any other type of ceramic materials, awarded to Professor D Thompson, University of Newcastle upon Tyne. Thompson is President of the Ceramic Science committee, as well as being the first person to hold the presidency of the UK Ceramic Industry Division and European Ceramic Society simultaneously.
Alan Glanvill Award
For a paper published by the Institute of particular merit in the field of polymers. Awarded to L K Hendrichsen, A J McHugh, S S Cherukupalli and A A Ogale for their paper "Microstructure and kinematic aspects of blown film extrusion process: II. Numerical modelling and prediction of LLDPE and LDPE", Plastics, Rubber and Composites: Macromolecular Engineering, 2004, Vol 33 no 9/10 pp 382-389.
Billiton Gold Medal
For the best paper published in Transactions C: Mineral Processing and Extractive Metallurgy. Awarded to Z Guo, X Song, D Wang and Z Xu for their paper "Feasibility of manufacturing phosphoric acid by smelting reduction technology", Mineral Processing and Extractive Metallurgy , (Trans. IMM C, incorporating Proc. AusIMM), March 2005, Vol 114 no 1 pp 37-46.
Cook Ablett Award
For a paper published by the Institute of particular merit in the field of metals. Awarded to P D Lee (Imperial College), A Kermanpur, S Tin and M McLean, for their paper "Integrated Model for Tracking Defects through Full Manufacturing Route of Aerospace", Materials Science & Technology, 2005, Vol 21 pp 437-444.
Douglas Hay Award
For the best paper published in Transactions A: Mineral Technology. Awarded to F Ouchterlony,Swedish Blasting Research Centre, for the paper "The Swebrec function: linking fragmentation by blasting and crushing", Mining Technology (IMM Transactions A) , March 2005, Vol 114 no 1 pp 29-44.
Guy Bengough Award
For a paper published by the Institute which makes an outstanding contribution to the subject of corrosion and degradation of all types of materials and their control. Awarded to N Sridhar, A Anderko, L T Yang, S L Grise, B J Saldanha and M H Dorsey for their paper "Validation of localised corrosion model using real time corrosion monitoring in a chemical plant" Corrosion Engineering, Science and Technology, March 2005, Vol 40 no 1 pp 33-42.
James S Walker Award
For a published paper or an unpublished project report by a student on the subject of polymers. Awarded to C W Tan, R McCool, K Y Tshai, and G Menary for their paper "Biaxial characterisation of materials for thermoforming and blow moulding", Plastics, Rubber and Composites: Macromolecular Engineering, 2005, Vol. 34 no 5/6 pp 276-282.
For a paper published by the Institute of particular merit in the field of ceramics. Awarded to J Nowotny, T Bak, C C Sorrell, M Nowotny, S J L Kang and C Prince , University of New South Wales, for the paper "Charge Transfer at Oxygen/Zirconia interface at elevated temperatures", Parts 1 to 12 Advances in Applied Ceramics, August 2005, Vol 104 no 4.
Wardell Armstrong Prize
For the best paper published in Transactions B: Applied Earth Science. Awarded to Professor J A Plant, Dr A Korre and Dr N Voulvoulis for their paper "Chemicals in the environment: implications for global sustainability", Applied Earth Science , (Trans. IMM B, incorporating Proc.Aus IMM), 2005, Vol 114 no 2 pp 65-97.
For the best paper published in Transactions B: Applied Earth Science. Awarded to Professor J A Plant, Dr A Korre, Dr N Voulvoulis, Dr S Reeder and Professor B Smith for their paper "Chemicals in the environment: implications for global sustainability", Applied Earth Science , (Trans. IMM B, incorporating Proc.Aus IMM), 2005, Vol 114 no 2 pp 65-97.
For a paper published by the Institute of particular merit concerned with the manufacture and use of iron and steel. Awarded to Dr G Fourlaris (University of Wales), co-authors N D Beynon (Corus), S Oliver (EngD Research Engineer) and T B Jones (Corus), for their paper "Tensile and work hardening properties of low carbon dual phase steels at high strain rates", MST, 2005, Vol 21 pp 771.
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 given to candidates under 40. Awarded to Dr M Kraft, University of Cambridge.
Vanadium Award 2005 (retrospective)
For the most outstanding paper in the metallurgy and technology of vanadium and its alloys, awarded to P Maugis and M Gouné, "Kinetics of vanadium carbonitride percipitation in steel: A Computer model", Acta Materialia, 2005,Vol 53 pp 3359-3367.
Charles Hatchett Award
For the best paper on the science and technology of niobium and it alloys. Sponsored by Companhia Brasileira de Metalurgia e Mineracao (CBMM) and is selected by the Charles Hatchett Award International Panel.
For a paper published by the Institute of particular merit in the field of composites.
Grunfeld Medal & Prize
In recognition of professional contribution which has had significant influence on the engineering application of components made from any alloys in the metallurgical industries. This prize is for people in early to mid-career.
Mann Redmayne Award
To a non-corporate member, under 35 years of age, who is the author of the best paper published in the Transactions of the Institute.
For the member resident overseas for the best paper presented at an institute symposium, or published in a mining journal or for notable contribution to development of the institute overseas.
To a speaker invited to present at either an institute conference or other specially convened meeting.
For outstanding services to the rubber industry of a scientific, technical or engineering character. Given alternate (odd) years with the Hancock.
Dowding Medal & Prize
In recognition of a major contribution to the invention, development or design of metallurgical plant, particularly rolling and finishing, leading to improved economy, yield or quality in metal production.
Given alternate (odd) years with Colclough.
Harvey Flower Titanium Prize 2004 (retrospective)
Nominations put forward unsuccessful.