Bessemer Gold Medal

For outstanding services to the steel industry.

Bessemer Gold Medal

The Institute's most historic Premier Award, the Bessemer Gold Medal is presented annually for outstanding services to the steel industry:

  • To the inventor or designer of any significant innovation in the process employed in the manufacture of steel, or for innovation in the use of steel in the manufacturing industry or the economy generally.
  • For published work embodying the results of original research on the production of steel and results that have significant potential for economic benefit.
  • For contribution to the development of the steel industry and its importance to the economy nationally and internationally.

It is expected that the recipient will prepare and deliver the prestigious Bessemer Lecture.

The winner will receive a medal.

Award judging

The Bessemer Gold Medal is judged by the IOM3 Iron & Steel Society.

Past winners

2020 Prof D Anthony Worsley, 2019 J Bolton, 2018 I Samarasekera, 2017 J Speer, 2016 A W Cramb, 2015 J Beynon, 2014 H Tomono, 2013 K Mills, 2012 G Honeyman, 2011 I Christmas, 2010 M Sellars, 2009 G Arvedi, 2008 T Mukherjee, 2007 L Mittal, 2006 H Bhadeshia, 2005 S I Pettifor, 2004 R J Fruehan, 2003 J P Birat, 2002 R E Dolby, 2001 M J Pettifor, 2000 T Gladman, 1999 E T Turkdogan, 1998 R Baker, 1997 F K Iverson, 1996 Sir B Moffat, 1995 P Wright, 1994 F B Pickering, 1993 H Saito, 1992 C E H Morris, 1991 F Fitzgerald, 1990 J S Pennington, 1989 G R Heffernan, 1988 Sir R Scholey, 1987 T Joon Park, 1986 J R D Tata, 1985 Viscount E Davignon, 1984 P Metz, 1983 I K MacGregor, 1982 G W van Stein Callenfels, 1981 Sir I McLennan, 1980 M Tenenbaum, 1979 H O H Haavisto, 1978 K Brotzmann, 1977 H Morrogh, 1976 J D Joy, 1975 R Weck, 1974 Sir M Finniston, 1973 J W Menter, 1972 M Morgan, 1971 A G Quarrell, 1970 P Coheur, 1969 H M Queen Elizabeth II, 1968 F D Richardson, 1967 E T Judge, 1966 J H Chesters, 1965 T Sendzimir, 1965 N P Allen, 1964 H Malcor, 1963 F H Saniter, 1962 Sir Charles Goodeve, 1961 W Barr, 1960 H Schenck, 1959 B M S Kalling, 1958 W F Cartwright, 1957 H Durrer, 1956 C Sykes, 1955 J Chipman, 1954 T P Colclough, 1953 R Mather, 1952 H H Burton, 1951 B F Fairless, 1950 J Mitchell, 1948 W J Dawson, 1947 K M Tigerchiold, 1947 Sir William J Larke, 1946 J S Hollings, 1945 H Wright, 1944 E Lewis, 1943 J H Whiteley, 1942 E G Grace, 1941 T Swinden, 1940 Sir Andrew McCance, 1939 J Henderson, 1938 C H Desch, 1937 Col N T Bealiew, 1937 A Mayer, 1936 F Clements, 1935 A M Portevin, 1934 HM King George V, 1933 W H Hatfield, 1932 H Louis, 1931 Sir Harold Carpenter, 1930 W Rosenhain, 1930 E Schneider, 1929 The Hon Sir Charles A Parsons, 1928 C M Schwab, 1927 A Wahlberg, 1926 Sir Hugh Bell, 1925 T Turner, 1924 A Sauveur, 1923 W H Maw, 1922 K Honda, 1921 C Freemont, 1920 H Brearley, 1919 F Giolotti, 1918 The Rt Hon Lord Invernairn of Strathnairn, 1917 A Lamberton, 1916 F W Harbord, 1915 P Martin, 1914 E Riley, 1913 A Greiner, 1912 J H Darby, 1911 H L Le Chatelier, 1910 E H Saniter, 1909 A Pourcel, 1908 B Talbot, 1907 J A Brinell, 1906 F Osmond, 1906 H M King Edward VII, 1905 J O Arnold, 1904 A Carnegie, 1904 Sir R Hadfield, 1903 The Rt Hon Lord Airdale of Gledhow, 1902 F A Krupp, 1901 J E Stead, 1900 H de Wendel, 1899 H M Queen Victoria, 1898 R Prince-Williams, 1897 Sir Frederick A Abel, 1896 H Wedding, 1895 H M Howe, 1894 J Gjers, 1893 J Fritz, 1892 A Cooper, 1891 The Rt Hon Lord Armstrong, 1890 W D Allen, 1890 Hon A S Hewitt, 1889 J D Ellis, 1889 H Schneider, 1888 D Adamson, 1887 J Riley, 1886 E Williams, 1885 R Akerman, 1884 E P Martin, 1884 E W Richards, 1883 G J Snelus, 1883 Sidney Gilchrist Thomas, 1882 A L Holley, 1881 W Menelaus, 1880 Sir J Whitworth, 1879 P Cooper, 1878 P R von Tunner, 1877 J Percy, 1876 R F Mushet, 1875 Sir C W Siemens, 1874 Sir Lowthian Bell

 

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