Award winners 2012

The 2012 premier awards were presented at a ceremony in July; other awards were presented at suitable occasions during the year.

The awards are grouped in the following categories:

Premier awards

Awards for personal achievement

Awards for published work


Tom Bell Award

For the excellence and outstanding contribution of an individual in surface engineering. Awarded to Professor David Rickerby, Head of Surface Engineering at Rolls-Royce Plc. He joined Rolls-Royce in 1990, by which time he had an established international reputation in the field of wear and corrosion resistant coatings. He is now the technical expert in surface engineering across all corporate sites. David plays a key role in mentoring younger engineers and graduates both at Rolls-Royce and in the wider metallurgical community. He is a visiting Professor at Cranfield University, Chairman of the Surface Engineering Committee of IOM3 and a member of the Surface Engineering Board.

Bessemer Gold Medal

For outstanding services to the steel industry. Awarded to Dr Graham A Honeyman, Chief Executive, Sheffield Forgemasters International Ltd. Throughout his career Dr Honeyman has promoted the development and application of metallurgical processes to enable the manufacture of engineering components of national and international importance. Graham joined Sheffield Forgemasters Engineering and progressed to acting Managing Director by 1999. Following some financially turbulent years and a buyout with PricewaterhouseCoopers, Sheffield Forgemasters restructured and refocused their attentions. Dr Honeyman’s understanding of metallurgical aspects of the business has led the company to profitability with an export market of 75%. Dr Honeyman has previously been awarded a CBE in 2008 for his exceptional contribution to engineering and 2010 saw him named ‘Overall Director of the Year’ at the Institute of Directors.

Sir Andrew Bryan Medal

For sustained and outstanding contributions to the Institute and its activities. Awarded to Stephen R Pye CEnv CSci FIMMM MISMM. Mr Pye has tirelessly applied himself to the maintenance and development of the Packaging Society in the North West for 20 years. He has broadened the scope of events to include seminars and lectures on topics of interest not only in packaging but also in business. Mr Pye has initiated links with Liverpool Hope University, which is now the home of Merseyside Packaging Society. His commitment and leadership has sustained the Society's presence in his region.

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 Neil Rushton MBBS MA LRCP FRCS FIMMM. Prof Rushton is Director of the Orthopedic Research Unit and has demonstrated the clinical relevance of his work by turning research into products. He played in a crucial part in the development of a composite material which was central to a product marketed by Stryker. He also headed pre-clinical evaluation projects on a successful cartilage repair material which was the foundation the University of Cambridge company Orthomimetics. Professor Rushton has consistently supported his own research by demonstrating the tangible benefits and marketability of his clinical products.

Futers Gold Medal

For outstanding services to the international minerals industry. Awarded to Nick Hazen, President of Hazen Research Inc. The company was founded in 1961 and has since grown into the largest private metallurgical and processing R&D facility in the United States. Mr Hazen has been involved in the development of mulit-unit operation methods for efficient, economic and environmentally sound extraction of contained metals from ores, concentrates and wastes.
Mr Hazen and his team have worked with the world's major mining companies and has extensive knowledge of the industry, proven in his list of publications and 30 patents to his name.

Gold Medal

For a company, team or individual who has made a significant contribution to the industrial application of materials. The Gold Medal was not awarded this year.

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 Molly Stevens for her outstanding contribution to the field of biomaterials. Her research focuses on developing novel biomaterials for human health. Her nano-materials for biosensing have enabled the most sensitive facile enzyme detection to date and she is actively pursuing these having received the Royal Society's Brian Mercer Award to facilitate commercialisation. Prof Stevens' previous awards are testament to her multidisciplinary research. These include the Polymer International IUPAC award for creativity in polymer science and the Guardian's top 100 inspirational women. Molly has made consistently significant contributions to science and holds many events for young people in her lab, including the London International Youth Science Forum.

Colin Humphreys Education Award

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 Alice Laferrere and James Smith, PhD students in the School of Materials at the University of Manchester. Alice and James have volunteered their support at numerous events to teach secondary students about materials and have created a number of their own activities for this purpose. These events include the Airbus Family Fun Day, and 'Meet the Scientists' at MoSI. Alice and James have made all of the activities available to colleagues and have provided resources with information to do so. They have also participated in workshops where they have shared their experiences with peers interested in materials education.

International Award (formerly the Overseas Award)

Awarded to Wulff Possart for the paper presented at the 11th Triennial  International Conference on the Science and Technology of Adhesion and Adhesives, 'Polyurethane adhesive networks on metals - First results of an ongoing study'.

Local Society of the Year

Awarded to ICTa North Staffordshire (small) and Western Institute of Mining and Minerals (large).
North Staffordshire have recognised the struggles of their ICTa colleagues throughout the country when their industry is so greatly affected by the recession. They have improved hugely on previous years and despite being a small society, they have a good programme.
Western Institute of Mining and Minerals
(WestIMM) particularly noted for their varied programme and collaboration with at least one other society (MinSouth). They cover a diverse range of subjects within their events and have made impressive efforts to gain members. Following struggles in previous years WIMMM have re-invented themselves as a healthy, thriving society.

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 Christopher Peter Hall MA (Oxon) ACIS, Commercial and Public Affairs Director, British Ceramic Confederation (BCC). Mr Hall has played a central role in BCC's core activities for 27 years. Among his achievements is successfully getting DETR to undertake research into planning issues for brickclay, which has ultimately provided security of the supplies needed to support the future capital investment by all BCC member companies. Mr Hall has had major achievements within the art, science and practice of minerals and mining. A particular highlight is his work in securing and sustainable working of brickclays.

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 John Kilner FIMMM FInstP FCGI CPhys CEng. Professor Kilner heads a world leading team at Imperial College London working on functional materials for advanced electrochemical and energy applications. He has published over 350 scientific papers and is the holder of seven patents in Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFC). His company, AIM, founded in 2000 now has over 100 employees and is recognised as a world leader in SOFC. John was instrumental in launching Energy Materials Group of IOM3, which he chaired until 2010 and is now involved in meetings to highlight the sustainability of materials in this field. He holds several international teaching posts and has been awarded two excellence in teaching awards from Imperial College London as well as a teaching fellowship.

Silver Medal

For Younger Members 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 Michelle Moram BSc PhD for work on defects in the III-nitride material system, which is used in energy-efficient lighting and electronic devices. Dr Moram graduated as Chemistry Graduate of the Year from University College of Cork, where she also won the College Scholar award twice and the ICI Chemistry Prize. She then went on to gain a PhD in Materials Science at Cambridge University. Dr Moram's work is internationally significant and has drawn world-wide attention, addressing some of the most pressing scientific problems in the field of III-nitride materials. Her work has led to 53 published papers. The relevance of her work is evident in the 22 speeches and seminars she has given across the globe.

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 Professor Robert Young FIMMM FREng. Professor Young is one of the world's leading polymer scientists. His extensive research on polymer fracture is evidenced in his co-authored book, which is cited widely. His exploration in the area of multiphase polymers has led to an understanding of their fracture behaviour. Prof Young was responsible for ground-breaking use of Raman spectroscopy to follow molecular deformation in materials. The universal relationship established by Professor Young between the rate of Raman band shift per unit and his modulus for carbon fibres is now an accepted method of determining the stress in different sp2-hybridised carbon-based nano-materials such as carbon nanotubes and graphene. Professor Young's pioneering research has fundamentally increased understanding of the relationships between the structure and mechanical properties of polymers and composites.


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 Steven Brett CEng MIMMM SENM Weldi. Steven has dedicated 30 years to metallurgy, serving the materials community for the UK power industry. He is one of the pioneers of cold weld repairs in the Central Electricity Generating Board (CEGB) and has developed and implemented Inconel cold weld repair procedures in the UK. His achievements have led him to him being recognised internationally as an expert in the assessment and management of high temperature pipework.
Steven is a founder member of UK High Temperature Power Plant Forum, and has been active in several research and development programmes which have forged important relationships with competing firms, government funding bodies and universities. He has recently been appointed an Honorary Professor at Nottingham University.

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 Professor Zhongyung Fan FIMMM. He is a Professor of metallurgy at the University of Brunel and the Director and Principal Investigator of the Liquid Metal Engineering unit (LiME). Prof Fan came to Britain in 1990 after gaining a degree in his native China. He then studied for his PhD in Material Science and Engineering. His work has focused on novel metal casting methods and the optimisation of materials properties. Prof Fan's work contributes significantly to the advancement of sustainable industrial metallurgy. Prof Fan is a board member of the Institute's Light Metals Division and was awarded the Institute's Cook Ablett Medal in 2003.

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. Winner TBC

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. This was not awarded this year.

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 J. Malcolm Gray CEng FIMMM who has been involved in all aspects of the development, manufacture and application of microalloyed steels for Oil and Gas pipelines for over five decades. Dr Gray began his career at the Park Gate Iron and Steel Company in Rotherham, and conducted research at the University of Sheffield before relocating to the USA, where he worked for US Steel Corporation, Cameron Iron Works and Molycorp. He currently serves as President of the Microalloyed Steel Institute in Houston, Texas, where he has been based for over 35 years.  Since the publication in 1965 of the paper "Precipitation in Mild Steels Containing Small Additions of Niobium", co-authored by D. Webster and J. H. Woodhead (JISI, 203, p. 812, 1965) Dr Gray has been the single most important metallurgist involved in the development and application of microalloyed steels.

Hancock Award

To an individual for outstanding service to the rubber industry where such services have benefited either the nation, government authorities or industry. Awarded to Dr Andrew Tinker FIMMM. Initially Andrew worked on controlled graft copolymers of natural rubber and later epoxidised natural rubber, as thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs). He later worked on blends of natural rubber, with polyolefins and dynamically vulcanised TPEs and was repsonsible for the initial commercialisation of these materials through license agreements with companies in both the UK and US. In 1999 he became Director of Research at Tun Abdul Razak Research Centre (TARRC) and in 2004 was honoured with Johan Setia Mahkota (JSM) a prestigious awards for his services in Malaysia. He is the author of more than 80 technical papers and co-inventor on four patents.

Holland Award

In recognition of meritorious service in manufacture and technology within the traditional ceramics industry. The Holland awarded was not presented this year.

Holliday Prize

In recognition of significant or technological contribution relating to any type of composite material. Awarded to Professor Michael Wisnom of the University of BristolMichael worked for British Aerospace and later joined SDRC Engineering Services, progressing to technical director for Europe and worked on a wide range of projects including structural analysis of Piaggio Avanti airframe. In recent years Michael has driven the creation of the Advanced Composites Centre for Innovation and Science (ACCIS) which has brought together academics from a range of disciplines which has made ACCIS one of the leading centres in Europe for fundamental and applied research on composite materials. Most recently, he established the National Composites Centre at the University of Bristol. His contibution in creating links with major players in the Southwest Regional Development Agency region has created a bid team that have landed a substantial contract, staffing a new facility that will benefit the UK.

Hume Rothery Prize

In recognition of distinguished achievements concerned with phase relationship in metallic materials or non-metallic materials of metallurgical interest. Awarded to Dr Gunter Effenberg. Dr Effenberg has been working in the field of metallurgy for more than 25 years and is a researcher specialising in the provision of critically assessed phase equilibria to assist practical problems for commerce and industry. Dr Effenberg formed the Materials Science International Service and he is the founding member of the Alloy Phase Diagram International Commission (APDIC). To date Gunter has been published in 85 publications including responsibility for over 45 monographs and compilations including the series Ternary Alloys.

Colwyn Medal

To an individual for outstanding services to the rubber industry of a scientific, technical or engineering character. It was not awarded this year.

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. The Jenkins Awarded was not presented this year.

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 Coleman. Professor Coleman is a physicist who has made major contributions in the field of low dimensional nanostructures, publishing in journals including Nature, Science, Nature Nanotechnology, NanoLetters, and Advanced Materials. His research combines experimental and modelling expertise to develop the new process for novel nanostructures. Prof Coleman was recently identified as a Rising Star in materials science by ScienceWatch and was awarded a European Research Council grant in 2010. In 2011, he was named by Thompson-Reuters among the top 100 Materials Scientists of the previous decade and received the Science Foundation Ireland Researcher of the year award. Among the most influential papers he has published are many that deal with new routes to graphene or inorganic graphenes.

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 Philip J E Bischler CEng CSci FIMMM APMP. Dr Bischler has been a member of the Institute since 1979 and has been consistently active in the affairs of the institute and local societies in that time. He was a member of the University Accreditation Committee from 1994-97, member of the Regional Affairs and Locals Affairs Boards (LAB) since 1992 and has chaired the LAB from 1997 to 2000 and 2007 to present. Philip is currently a Vice-President of IOM3 and a member of the Managing Board. He has helped younger members and has been a judge of the World Lecture Competition since 2006.

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 John David Brazier ISO BSc DSc FIWSc FICFor and David Woodbridge FIWSc.
John David Brazier ISO BSc DSc FIWSc FICFor
has had a long and distinguished career in the service of wood as a material. He joined Forest Products Research Laboratory Princes Risborough in 1948, was appointed leader of the Wood Anatomy Section in 1968 and became Head of Properties of Materials before his retirement in 1987. He became a Fellow of what is now The Wood Technology Society in 1995 and has acted as chief examiner, served as President and acted as Chairman of the education committee. He is dedicated to education to the wider timber industry and took great pride in ensuring the students received the highest standard of teaching.
David Woodbridge FIWSc
has been a loyal member of the Insititute of Wood Science (IWSc) for more than 48 years. He has held a number of significant industry positions and his expertise has contributed to the development and growth of courses the IWSc offer. He was appointed Director of The Institute of Wood in 2000 where he edited the Journal of The Institute of Wood Science and launched the Wood Focus Newsletter, compiling and editing the magazine from 1999-2006.

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 Stephen Eichhorn, Chair in Materials Science at the University of Exeter. Professor Eichhorn is an internationally leading expert in the mechanics of natural materials. His pioneering work showed for the first time that it was possible to follow the molecular deformation of cellulose fibres using Raman spectroscopy. This led to the discovery that the interface between cellulose fibres and polymer resins could be mapped using this technique. Professor Eichhorn was also the first to show that oriented thin films of cellulose nanowhiskers can direct the growth of muscle cells, and that by tagging proteins to the surface of cellulose, human tissue cell shape and morphology can be controlled. Professor Eichhorn has also used nanoindentation to probe the interfaces in biomimicked seashell structures, resulting in two high impact papers in Nature Materials and Advanced Materials.

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 Steve Vanes, Chief Metallurgist, Xtrac Ltd for his work in the development of gear steels for use in high-integrity gear boxes. Xtrac is at the cutting edge of material developments and in recent years considerable work has been carried out on steels for transmissions gears, to allow them to operate at higher loads and lightweighting them. Steve has been the force behind developing carbulising steels with greater core strength, fatigue resistance and ability to operate with higher oil temperatures. These have now been used in F1 gear boxes including the current champions, Red Bull.

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. Awarded to Philip Harry Bateson BSc. Mr Bateson dedicated 37 years service at the research site, Swinden Technology Centre where the facility has conducted research for British Steel, Corus Group and Tata Steel Europe. Philip joined British Steel in 1974 and rapidly proved his ability to co-ordinate large scale research projects. He was promoted to Department Manager in 1997 and by 2009 was responsible for two departments, Steel Metallurgy and Industrial Construction Applications employing in excess of 100 researchers in the UK and the Netherlands. Throughout his career Philip has encouraged younger staff and has applied the metallurgical understanding achieved by his staff to develop products and processes within the steel industry.

Thomas Medal & Prize

In recognition of scientific or technological contribution to the production or secondary processing of any ferrous alloy. Awarded to Mr Douglas Anthony Jones CEng FIMMM Technical Development Manager at Tata Steel Strip Products UK. Mr Jones's career started at British Steel following graduation from Cambridge University before moving to Panteg Works where he became Technical Manager. He then joined British Steel Strip Products as Technical Manager and led the development of the steel grades required by Japanese manufacturers who set up transplants in the UK. Mr Jones's career highlight to date was being Director of Product and Market Development in Corus Group. He was also responsible for external research collaborations with universities across the UK including Swansea and Cardiff where he was Tata Industrial Director for the Engineering Doctorate schemes and helped secure funding. He has also been a keen member of the Newport and District Metallurgical Society throughout his career.

Thornton Medal (incorporating the Clerk Maxwell Award)

For a speaker invited to present at either an Institute conference or another specially convened meeting. Awarded to Karl-Henrik Robert , founder of Natural Step, who provided a key note presentation to the PVC 2011 event in Brighton. The presentation questioned the future of PVC. The Natural Step Framework has helped some of the most proactive companies in this industry set their visions for the future and make choices on how to get there. It has been used previously to lay out key challenges for the industry and even to bring a whole supply chain together in an industry course. Now there is an opportunity for the industry as a whole to apply it to define a shared vision, to take a full and honest look at today's challenges and to make proactive steps on the journey toward sustainable management of materials.

Verulam Medal & Prize

In recognition of distinguished contributions to refractories or any other type of ceramic materials. Awarded to Dr Richard Todd. Dr Todd has proven his ability to achieve significant developments as a researcher as Editor of the Journal of the European Ceramic Society (JECS), a key member of the UK Structural Ceramics Network (SCERN) and a prime organiser in the one day research meetings on advanced ceramics (1-DRAC). Much of Dr Todd's research revolves around oxide ceramics, microstress measurements and superplastic metals. Among his many achievements he is responsible for establishing what is believed to be the best spatial resolution for stress measurements achieved so far in bulk alumina specimens.


Alan Glanvill Award

For a paper published by the Institute of particular merit in the field of polymers. Awarded to Dr L.Q. Zhang et al for their paper, ‘Preparation, structure, performance, industrialisation and application of advanced rubber / clay nano-composites based on latex compounding method’. Published in Plastics, Rubber and Composites, vol 39, No 1, pp.33-42, 2010.

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 Dr M J Robinson and Dr K Alawadhi for their paper, ‘Preferential weld corrosion of X65 pipeline steel in flowing brines containing carbon dioxide’. Published in Corrosion Engineering Science and Technology , Vol 46, No 4, pp. 318-329.

Billiton Gold Medal

For the best paper published in Transactions C: Mineral Processing and Extractive Metallurgy (MPEM ). Awarded to Dr H.Y. Sohn et al for their paper ‘Penetration behaviour of an annular gas-solid jet impinging on a liquid bath: effect of the annular cross-sectional area’. Published in Mineral Processing and Extractive Metallurgy Volume 20, Number 1, 2011.

Cook/Ablett Award

For a paper published by the Institute of particular merit in the field of metals. Awarded to Dr N Hansen and D Juul Jensen for their paper, ‘Deformed metals – Structure, recrystallisation and strength’. Published in Materials Science and Technology, vol. 27, no. 8, pp. 1229-1240, 2011.

Composite Award

For published work of particular merit in the field of composites. Awarded to Dr Kristina Oksman et al for their paper. ‘Randomly oriented and aligned celluclose fibres reinforced with cellulose manowhiskers, prepared by electrospinning’. Published in, Plastics, Rubber and Composites Vol 40, No 2, pp. 57-64, 2011.

Douglas Hay Award

For the best paper published in Transactions A: Mining Technology . Awarded to Dr F.T Suorineni et al for their paper, ‘Mining of oreobodies under shear loading Part 1 – case histories’. Published in Mining Technology (Trans IMM A), Vol 120, No 3, pp. 137-147, 2011.

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 Dr Xin L Ge et al for their three papers, ‘The salt extraction process: a novel route for metal extraction Part 1 – Cr, Fe recovery from EAF slags and low grade chromite ores’. Published in Mineral Processing and Extractive Metallurgy , Number 1, pp. 27-32, 2010. ‘The salt extraction from copper oxide and sulphides’, published in Mineral Processing and Extractive Metallurgy , pp. 93-100 (8), No 2, 2010. ‘Salt extraction process-novel route for metal extraction Part 3 – electrochemical behaviours of metal ions (Cr, Cu, Fe, Mg, Mn) in molten (CaCl2-)NaCl-KCl salt system’, published in Mineral Processing and Extractive Metallurgy , Volume 119, No 3, 2010, pp. 163-170 (8)

Materials World Award

An annual award to recognise an important feature or review published during the year within the Institute's member magazines. Awarded to Guy Richards for The Sky's The Limit .

Pfeil Award

Awarded to A. Covill, N. C. Hyatt, J. Hill and N. C. Collier for their paper, ' Development of magnesium phosphate cements for encapsulation of radioactive waste'.

James S Walker Award

For a published paper or an unpublished project report by a student on the subject of polymers.Awarded to Samuel Halliday for his paper, 'Production of Type 1 and Type 2 Extruded Collagen Fibres'.

Wardell Armstrong Prize

For the best paper published in Transactions B: Applied Earth Science . Awarded to Dr John M F Clout and W G Rowley for their paper, ‘The Fortescue story – from exploration to the third largest iron ore producer in Australia’. Published in Applied Earth Science (Trans IMM B) , Vol 119 (3), 2010.

Williams Award

For a paper published by the Institute of particular merit concerned with the manufacture and use of iron and steel. Awarded Dr A N Bhagat & Neelkant for their paper, ‘Formation of ultrafine grained ferrite during thermomechanical treatment in microalloyed steel’. Published in Materials Science and Technology , vol 27, no 7, pp. 1149-1156, 2011.


Harvey Flower Titanium Prize 2011 (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 Brad Wynne, Sheffield University.

Charles Hatchett Award

For the best paper on the science and technology of niobium and its alloys. Awarded to Richard Bodnar, Todd Nelson, Dr Keith Taylor, Professor Philip Nash, Dr Sheldon Mostovoy, Dr Zhiyong Hu and Henrietta Tsosie for their paper, ‘Evaluation of Low and Medium-Carbon Nb–Microalloyed Plate Steels for Wind Tower Applications', International Symposium on Recent Developments in Plate Steels, Winter Park, USA, AIST, pp 139-150, 2011.

Vanadium Award 2011 (retrospective)

For the most outstanding paper in the metallurgy and technology of vanadium and uts alloys. Awarded to Barrie Mintz, Kevin Banks and Alison Tuling for their paper 'Influence of V and Ti  on hot ductility of Nb containing steels of peritectic C contents', Materials Science and Technology, vol.27, no.8, pp 1309-1314, 2011.