Award Winners 2011

The 2011 premier awards were presented at a ceremony in July; other awards were presented at suitable occasions during the year.

See also Awards for Outstanding Service

Premier Awards

Awards for Personal Achievement

Awards for Published Work

Awards given by other bodies

Awards receiving no nominations for 2011

Awards not available for 2011


Bessemer Gold Medal

For outstanding services to the steel industry. Awarded to Ian Christmas MIMMM, Director General of the World Steel Association. He has been instrumental in promoting the economic importance, value and relevance of steel to the modern world. Christmas sits on the Executive Commitee and the Board of worldsteel. He has sought to unite the steel industry so that it can better react to important issue, for example, he attracted leading Chinese steel companies to join the Association. This has enabled insight into the Chinese markets and a better understanding of the country's effect on steel prices and profitability. An international lifecycle inventory of steel products, a world first, was developed by Christmas, and he actively promotes the credentials of steel in housing applications and as a sustainable material. He has helped to develop an award-winning website to educate students.

Sir Andrew Bryan

For sustained and outstanding contributions to the Institute and its activities, awarded to Norman Riley IEng HonFIMMM, Senior Director of Davis Derby Ltd. Riley joined the Institute under its former guise as the Association of Mining Electrical and Mining Mechanical Engineers (AMEMME), as a student member in the 1950s. He became President of the Yorkshire South East Branch and in 1988, having served on numerous boards and committees, became National President of The Institution of MEMME (which AMEMME had become). Riley was Chairman of the IMEMME benevolent fund, and continues this commitment as a trustee of the IOM3 Member's Benevolent Trust. Riley was on the IOM3 Council as the northeast representative and served on the Local Affairs Board. He is Treasurer of the Midland Institute of Mining Engineers.

Chapman Medal

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 Serena Best CEng FIMMM, University of Cambridge. She is a world-leading researcher in using calcium phosphates as bioceramics. She has worked to develop substituted-apatites which enhance healing in damaged and diseased bone tissue. Best is interested in transferring research into applications, such as improving bone repair in orthopaedic applications. She represents the UK in several European projects, such as NEWBONE, which is researching biocomposite prosthesis. See also Kroll Award.

Futers Gold Medal

For outstanding services to the international minerals industry, awarded to Professor John Monhemius CEng FIMMM. Monhemius has over 40 years' experience in academic and industrial R&D in hydrometallurgy and environmental control in mining processes. With such extensive knowledge of the extraction industry he has fulfilled consultancy work, co-founding Consort Research Ltd, which specialises in metal ore processing. Monhemius is world renowned for his teaching at the former Royal School of Mines, where he rose to become Dean. He is Chair of the Institute's Mineral Processing & Extractive Metallurgy division, and consequently is the current Chair of the International Mining and Minerals Association.

Gold Medal

For a company, team or individual who has made a significant contribution to the industrial application of materials, awarded to Professor Allan Matthews CEng FIMMM, The University of Sheffield. During his 35-year career in surface engineering, he has been instrumental in transferring laboratory-based technologies to industry. Matthews established the UK Research Centre in Surface Engineering, which has developed coatings and surface treatments that are widely used in industry. His pioneering research on environmentally friendly plasma assisted vacuum deposition processes has prolonged the lives of cutting tools and improved productivity. He has pioneered vacuum plasma processes for the aerospace industry. Matthews' work on plasma electrolytic deposition techniques has application in prosthetics and lightweight vehicle structures.

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 Professor David Hayhurst FREng FIMMM from the School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering at The University of Manchester. He is renowned for his understanding of the mechanics of materials, and for pioneering techniques that led to the study of computational continuum damage mechanics (CDM) being recognised in its own right. Current thinking stated that computational CDM methods were not advanced enough to predict weldment lifetimes, but Hayhurst showed that it could be applied to welded pressurised pipes. This work on CDM has been applied to multi-axial stress states and notched bars.

Colin Humphreys Education Awards

In recognition of the contribution made to enhancing students' scientific or technological literacy through the teaching or support of materials, minerals or mining topics within 11-19 learning, in either the secondary or further education sector. Awarded to Professor Paul O'Brien CEng FIMMM, School of Chemistry and Materials at The University of Manchester. He presented the chemistry of copper to over 1,500 children, in the UK and Singapore, from 1984-1998. Following this work, he devised a nanomaterials outreach lecture, ‘How Small Can You Get', which led to an invitation to become the British Association Chemistry President in 2003. His President's Day looked at ‘Living in a Materials World' and ‘Sexual Chemistry'. He has worked with the Science Museum in London on a display of nanotechnology and participates in ‘meet the scientist' events at the Manchester Museum of Science and Technology. 

International Award (formerly the Overseas Award)

For a 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. Winner TBC.

Local Society of the Year

Award for society with less than 30 average attendance – South Wales Materials Association (SWMA). The society has turned round its fortunes after facing closure in 2008. Its events programme has been put together with clear consideration for the needs of stakeholders, and attendance at meetings has significantly increased. The Association links up with IOM3 by providing articles for the member magazine Materials World and holding a Young Person's Lecture Competition heat. It works hard to engage younger people, using a Younger Members representative and its ties with Swansea University.
Award for society with 30 or more average attendance – The Mining Institute of Scotland (MIS). The society was particularly noted for the large geographical area it covers, making good use of video conferencing to link up members in Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Paisley. The society is thriving, with a good mix of social and industrial events, and growing – last year its membership increased by almost 10%. The society regularly reports back on meetings and has run events specifically for students. The Institute takes part in the annual TechFest Activity weekend to inspire young people, and has an excellent website.

Medal for Excellence

For conspicuous contribution, either during the year or cumulatively over a number of years, to the art, science and practise of the mining industry. Awarded to Dr John Ashton FIMMM, Chief Geologist at Tara Mines. Ashton joined Tara Mines in 1983 and is a long-standing advocate of the importance of geology to the mining industry. He played a pivotal role in improving understanding of mineralisation in Ireland. As part of the in-house geological team at Tara, he was responsible for organising researchers on topics such as age dating and isotopic studies. Publishing this knowledge has advanced the understanding of carbonate-hosted base metal deposits. Ashton used this geological awareness to help improve grade control and resource estimation protocols.

Platinum Medal

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 Tony Cheetham FRS FIMMM, the Goldsmith's Professor of Materials Science at Cambridge University. His interests lie with the synthesis and characterisation of novel inorganic and hybrid materials and their applications. Major breakthroughs include discovering new catalysts based on zeolitic nickel phosphates and the design of phosphors for solid-state lighting. From 1992-2004, Cheetham was Director of the Materials Research Laboratory in the USA, which was renowned for its interdisciplinary research. In 2004, he secured funding to create the International Centre for Materials Research at the University of California at Santa Barbara. It promoted science in the developing world, a particular interest of Cheetham's.

Prince Philip Award

For polymers in the service of mankind. Open to individuals, companies, partnerships, associations, societies or academic institutions, awarded to Biocompatibles UK Ltd. The company has designed and manufactured DC Bead, polymer hydrogel microspheres which have physico-mechanical properties. Using microcatheters, they offer localised delivery of chemotherapy to tumours. The beads can actively sequester drugs without blocking the catheter lumen. The beads are loaded with the appropriate dose of the drug by immersion, which can be done easily in the hospital pharmacy and avoids the risk of exposure to the cytotoxic agent during handling. They can be delivered directly into the tumour blood vessels, and their use is being extended to treat metastatic disease.

Silver Medal


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 Finn Giuliani, a Lecturer in Structural Ceramics at Imperial College London since 2009. His research focuses on high temperature small-scale deformation in brittle material. The work is of interest to industry in terms of ceramics coatings used in the metal cutting industry. To conduct this work, he developed novel transmission electron microscopy and sample preparation methods. This has allowed, for the first time, the properties of these materials to be measured near their operating temperatures (up to 800°C). At Imperial, he organises seminars for the Structural Ceramics Centre and the London Centre for Nanotechnology. He has worked on projects funded by the European Space Agency, US Navy and EPSRC.


Colclough (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 Timothy Williams CEng FIMMM, Rolls-Royce, for research into the mechanisms of embrittlement caused by irradiation damage in low alloy steels for nuclear reactor pressure vessels (RPV). In particular, he focuses on modelling and predicting through-life shift in steel fracture toughness due to neutron irradiation. He promotes the use of mechanical property correlations to maximise the value of measurements on small samples of active material. Williams has done much on the international arena to bring together thinking on RPV steel irradiation damage modelling, for example by chairing the International Collaborative Group on Radiation Damage Mechanisms and the Ageing Materials European Strategy.

Colwyn Medal

To an individual for outstanding services to the rubber industry of a scientific, technical or engineering character. Awarded to Dr Richard Spontak, North Carolina State University, USA. He is world renowned for work on block copolymers that behave as thermoplastic elastomers (TPE). This interest covers blending strategies to tailor the nanostructure and properties of the material. He has investigated midblock bridging, which affects the elasticity required of the TPE. This has implications for commercial TPEs, to improve uniaxial strain rates before failure occurs. Spontak applies this theoretical understanding to enhance knowledge of the thermodynamic stability of TPE nanostructures.

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. Awarded to Hugo Uijtdebroeks, Centre for Research Metallurgy. His work has led to outstanding developments in high turbulence roll cooling, strip skin cooling and lubrication in hot and cold rolling. His work on High Turbulence Low Pressure cooling helps to reduce work roll thermal fatigue and degradation of the roll's surface. Cooling flow rates are lower than in traditional flat jet spray cooling systems, so energy consumption is reduced. The technology has been implemented at the Arcelor Mittal Hot Strip Mill in Belgium. Uijtdebroeks has patented work on in-line work roll lubrication using spray atomisation.

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 Joseph Lee ProfGrad of Siemens VAI. Lee gained a Masters in Materials Science and Engineering from The University of Sheffield in 2005. He did much outside of his studies to advance his knowledge of steel, for example, undertaking work experience on the galvanising lines of New Zealand Steel. He has achieved remarkable success in his career to date, specialising originally in the commissioning of accelerated cooling and shearline equipment before first taking charge of the commissioning of a whole plate mill at Wuyang in China. Though still in his 20s, he is head of the process and commissioning team for Siemens' global plate mill business.

Grunfeld (Dr Paul Grunfeld) Memorial Award and Medal

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. Awarded to Joseph Robson CEng MIMMM. His interest lies in the prediction and control of microstructure in alloy systems, particularly helping to solve industrial problems. His research on power plant steels led to the first physical models applicable to alloys where multiple precipitate phases evolve simultaneously. Industry widely uses this approach to predict precipitation in multi-component alloys. Other work has improved alloy plate for wing spars, and led to involvement with the likes of Alcoa, Airbus and Luxfer. Robson is also active on the IOM3 Light Metals Board.

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 Ian Craig, Siemens VAI, in recognition of his achievements regarding blast furnaces. It was while working for Davy Ashmore that Craig realised that blast furnaces are differentiated by their unit equipment and as such was able to advocate a design approach based on unit equipment solutions and process engineering methodologies borrowed from the chemical industries. As Technical Director for Siemens he was instrumental in disseminating best practice in engineering IT. He played a significant role in reinstating Port Talbot's No 5 blast furnace.

Holland Award

In recognition of meritorious service in manufacture and technology within the traditional ceramics industry, awarded to Keith Morton, a member of the Institute's International Clay Technology Association (ICTa), for his dedication to the brick industry for over 37 years. His knowledge and experience has been invaluable when advising the Health and Safety Executive, as well as industry. Morton has been Deputy Chairman, Chairman and President of ICTa. He is passionate about education in the heavy clay industry: he has worked hard to bring about a Technical Certificate for the industry, and is Chair of the Education and Training Trust.

Holliday Prize

In recognition of significant or technological contribution relating to any type of composite material, awarded to Professor Robert Young FREng FIMMM, The University of Manchester. Young specialises in the relationship between structure and properties in polymers and composites. His research led to the discovery that stress-induced Raman band shifts can be obtained during the deformation of high-performance fibres such as Kevlar. This provided a unique insight into the micromechanics of composites' deformation. He has been instrumental in mapping the deformation of reinforcing fibres in composites using micro-focus X-rays in a synchrotron, and extending this to complex woven structures. He has pioneered the use of Raman spectroscopy to study the micromechanics of deformation in carbon nanotubes in nanocomposites to demonstrate that continuum mechanics can be used to analyse the deformation. Young has received backing from the EPSRC and EU

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 Fredrik Glasser FRSE FIMMM, University of Aberdeen. He is renowned for work on blended cement hydration, using phase diagram techniques to present and interpret the relationships between the complex phases formed during the hydration of cements. He has been involved with The Environment Agency for England and Wales, looking at ceramic waste forms for radioactive waste containment. As Professor of Chemistry at the University of Aberdeen he leads research on cement chemistry and supervises PhD students working on immobilisation.

Jenkins Award

In recognition of significant contribution which has enhanced the scientific, industrial or technological understanding of materials processing or component production using particulate materials, awarded to Dr John Liddle MIMMM, for his work as Director of the former Powdermatrix Faraday Partnership. Liddle became Director in 2002 and helped the company establish links with the supply chain, universities and individuals involved in setting priorities and standards in particulate engineering. The organisation produced roadmaps and workshops to keep the community informed of technical developments and best practice in the field. His work has advanced the understanding of powder compaction, power generation, and powders for pharmaceutical use.

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 Serena Best CEng FIMMM, University of Cambridge. Best has advanced the knowledge of inorganic materials with reference to the preparation and use of calcium phosphates. She aims to undertake seminal translational research so that bioactive inorganic materials developed in the laboratory can benefit patients. She is Editor of the Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Medicine and Chairs the Biomedical Applications Division of IOM3. See also Colwyn Medal.

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 Dr David Price CEng MIMMM, Executive Editor of the Institute journal, Ironmaking and Steelmaking, and Editor of Millennium Steel magazine. Price became Technical Editor of Ironmaking and Steelmaking in 2004. He improved the refereeing process and gave the journal more balanced coverage by encouraging submissions from Europe and the USA. As a consequence, the number of issues per year has increased from eight to 10. Price has been involved in organising IOM3 events as far back as 1994 when he chaired a committee on behalf of the Institute to put together a conference on structural materials in marine environments. He joined the Institute in 1973, and was a Council member of the Lincolnshire Iron and Steel Institute.

Outstanding Contribution Awards

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 Fellows Tony Brewis, Dr Graham Smith and Professor David Taplin.
Tony Brewis FIMMM has been Vice President, Treasurer and a Council member of the former Institution of Mining and Metallurgy (IMM). He also chaired its Membership and Professional Affairs Committees, at different times in the early 1990s. He was twice a Trustee of the IMM Benevolent Fund, and has supported the IOM3 Member's Benevolent Trust since it merged with the IMM Fund. He has also been involved with IOM3 educational activities.

For over 25 years, Dr Graham Smith FIMMM has been heavily involved in the Institute and its forerunners at both local and national level. He has been a Council member for 14 years and currently sits on the Applied Earth Science Board and associated Editorial Board. For five years from 2004 he was involved with the Institute's Local Affairs Board, which co-ordinates IOM3 activities in the regions. He has organised many conferences on minerals, such as the Annual Commodity Day and Finex 2008.
An interest in high temperature materials has meant Professor David Taplin CEng FRSA FIMMM has contributed to various IOM3 committees. He has furthered the Institute's activities in structural integrity and fracture at an international level. He is working to help IOM3 become the UK representative body for the International Congress on Fracture (ICF), which he has organised and been President of in the past. He is now CEO and President Emeritus of ICF. Taplin has been an Institute member since 1957.

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 Dr Mary Ryan, Reader in Materials Science and Nanotechnology, Imperial College London, for her outstanding contribution to applied electrochemistry and corrosion. The long-term aim of her interdisciplinary work is to be able to design surfaces and materials for a given application using electrochemical processing. Ryan developed the first atomic description of the passive film on iron. Recent work has focused on electrochemical growth of nanostructured materials, including nanotoxicity. To better understand this area of research, she has developed synchrotron approaches to better explain real-time kinetics of oxidation and dissolution, and a new technique to measure film growth and texture evolution.

Rowbotham Medal

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 Valentina Cerato.


Thomas Medal & Prize

In recognition of scientific or technological contribution to the production or secondary processing of any ferrous alloy, awarded to Dr Stuart Millman FIMMM.


Thornton Medal (incorporating the Clerk Maxwell Award)

To a speaker invited to present at either an Institute conference or another specially convened meeting. Awarded to Dr Kerry Kirwan CEng MIMMM, University of Warwick, for his talk ‘Lean, Mean and Green: The World's First Environmentally Friendly Racing Car'. The first lecture was delivered to the public in December 2009, and was subsequently repeated in March 2010 for the launch of the Institute's Design Pool. The lecture explores the first Formula 3 racing car made from sustainable and renewable materials. The lively lecture explores how the disciplines of engineering science and the Arts have combined to produce an environmentally friendly vehicle.

Verulam Medal & Prize

In recognition of distinguished contributions to refractories or any other type of ceramic materials, awarded to Professor Jon Binner CEng FIMMM, Head of Department and Professor of Ceramic Materials at Loughborough University. Binner chairs the Ceramic Science Committee and is Vice-Chairman of The Ceramics Society. He uses his international links, such as being a member of the European Ceramic Society Council, to promote ceramics, and materials science in general. He is involved in processing routes for nanostructured ceramics, and developing ultrahigh temperature metal-ceramic interpenetrating composites for wear and armour applications.


Alan Glanvill Award

For a paper published by the Institute of particular merit in the field of polymers. Awarded to A Sato, H Sakaguchi, H Ito and K Koyama, for their paper, 'Evaluation of replication properties on moulded surface by ultrasonic injection moulding system', Plastics, Rubber and Composites, Vol 39, No 7, pp315, September 2010. The experimental study provides a novel approach with an interpretation of the mechanism to improve surface replication.

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 G Tormoen, N Sridhar and A Anderko, for their papers, 'Localised corrosion of heat treated alloys' Parts 1 and 2, Corrosion Engineering Science and Technology, Vol 45, No 2, pp155 and pp204, respectively, April 2010. The papers are based on sound science and superb qualitative analysis.

Billiton Gold Medal

For the best paper published in Transactions C: Mineral Processing and Extractive Metallurgy (MPEM). Awarded to L Andrews and P C Pistorius, for their paper, 'Nickel, copper and cobalt distributions and equilibria in Anglo Platinum furnace slags', Mineral Processing and Extractive Metallurgy (Trans IMM C), Vol 119, No 2, pp 52-59, 2010. Tackling a challenging topic and seeking to improve the recovery of metal losses by slag cleaning.

Composite Award

For published work of particular merit in the field of composites, awarded to A Pupurs and J Varna, for their paper, 'Unidirectional composite in mechanical fatigue: Modelling debond growth from fibre breaks', Plastics, Rubber and Composites, Vol 39, No 3-5, pp 128-136, June 2010. The paper offers an in-depth theoretical analysis.


Cook Ablett Award

For a paper published by the Institute of particular merit in the field of metals. Not awarded in 2011.

Douglas Hay Award

For the best paper published in Transactions A: Mining Technology. Awarded to M R Hudyma, P Frenette and I Leslie, for their paper, 'Monitoring open stope caving at Goldex Mine', Mining Technology (Trans IMM A), Vol 119, No 3, pp 142-150, 2010.


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. Awarded to N Chapman, K Prince, P Evans, F Radke, P Hayward and N Lester, for their paper, 'Identifying gold losses through application of SIMS technology', Mineral Processing and Extractive Metallurgy (Trans IMM C), Vol 119, No 4, pp 242-246, 2010. This multi-facetted study suggests plant and process changes that could improve the recovery of gold.

Materials World Award

An annual award to recognise an important feature or review published during the year within the Institute's member magazines. Nominations proposed from the magazine group and membership are reviewed by the Awards Committee. Not awarded in 2011.

Pfeil Award

For a paper published by the Institute of particular merit in the field of ceramics. Awarded to M Tyrer, C R Cheeseman, R Greaves, P A Claisse, E Ganjian, M Kay and J Churchman-Davies, for their paper, 'Potential for carbon dioxide reduction from cement industry through increased use of industrial pozzolans', Advances in Applied Ceramics, Vol 109, No 5, pp 275-279, May 2010. The paper covers the important topic of carbon dioxide emissions from the cement industry.

James S Walker Award

For a published paper or an unpublished project report by a student on the subject of polymers. Awarded to Lewis Tunnicliffe, Queen Mary, University of London, for his postgraduate report formingd part of his Master of Research degree in Materials. The report, 'Investigations into the Microstructure of Silica-Filled Rubbers', ensured Tunnicliffe was the top student of his year.

Wardell Armstrong Prize

For the best paper published in Transactions B: Applied Earth Science. Awarded to I McDonald, D Holwell and D Wesley, for their paper, 'Assessing the potential involvement of an early magma staging chamber in the generation of the Platreef Ni–Cu–PGE deposit in the northern limb of the Bushveld Complex: a pilot study of the Lower Zone Complex at Zwartfontein', Applied Earth Science (Trans IMM B), Vol 118, No 1, pp 5-20, March 2009. The paper is relevant to both generalists, clearly introducing the topic of study, and platinum group element specialists.


Williams Award

For a paper published by the Institute of particular merit concerned with the manufacture and use of iron and steel. Not awarded in 2011.


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 Dr S Jayasinghe.


Harvey Flower Titanium Prize 2010 (retrospective)

Offered by the Titanium Information Group to students, graduates, and practicing materials engineers. The winning entry will contribute most constructively to the production, processing or use of titanium and its alloys. Awarded to Adrian Walker.

Vanadium Award 2010 (retrospective)

For the most outstanding paper in the metallurgy and technology of vanadium and its alloys. Awarded to Scott Colin and Cugy Philippe for their paper "Vanadium Additions in New Ultra High Strength and Ductility Steels".

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 selected by the Charles Hatchett Award International Panel. Awarded to C.L. Miao, C.J. Shang, G.D. Zhang, S.V. Subramanian for their paper: ‘Recystallisation and Strain Accumulation Behaviours of High Nb-bearing Line Pipe Steel in Plate and Strip Rolling’, published in Mat. Sci. and Eng. A, 527, pp 4985 – 4992, 2010. The Chinese co-authors are with the School of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Science and Technology in Beijing. Prof Subramanian is with the Dept of Materials Science and Engineering, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Watch the presentation of the Charles Hatchett Memorial Lecture 2011 by Prof S.V. Subramanian on IOM3 TV


Not applicable for this year. 


Tom Bell Award


For the excellence and outstanding contribution of an individual in surface engineering.  The award will be awarded every two years, commencing in 2010. The award winner will also be invited to deliver the Institute's prestigious Harold Moore Memorial Lecture in the intervening year.

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. Given alternate odd years with the Colwyn.

Stokowiec Medal and Prize

In recognition of distinguished work related to the technical, manufacturing, processing or engineering application of alloy steels. Given alternate (even) years with Grunfeld. Prize value £300.

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. It is a requirement of acceptance that the recipient shall prepare and deliver the Swinburne Lecture on an occasion selected by the Institute. Award consists of a medal and £250 honorarium. Awarded alternate (even) years.