Robert Perrin Award

For outstanding and sustained commitment to Materials Science outreach.

Robert Perrin Award

The Robert Perrin Award is presented for outstanding and sustained commitment to outreach activity targeted at 11-19-year-olds. The award is open to those working within university or company environments and the judges are looking for evidence of:

  • Sustained involvement in outreach activities over a number of years.
  • Sharing best practice with colleagues.
  • Engaging in activities outside of the normal day-to-day role of the nominee.

The award is supported jointly with the Worshipful Company of Armourers & Brasiers.

The winner will receive a medal.

Award judging

The award is judged by an IOM3 Education panel.

Past winners

2021 -
2023 Prof Saiful Islam FIMMM, 2022 Dr Sarah-Jane Potts MIMMM, 2021 Dr Grant Gibson

2016 - 2020
2020 Rhys Archer, 2019 Rachael Ambury, 2018 Gervais Sawyer, 2017 Jennifer Wade, 2016 Colin Hindle



Nomination process

The following information is required to submit a nomination:

  • Nominee's title, full name, email address, IOM3 member grade (if applicable) and postnominals, company and position
  • Citation (500 words max) to support your nomination
  • Additional documentation (i.e. letters of support, CV, list of publications) to further support your nomination
  • Details of an external (third) referee (only if the nominee and nominator are from the same organisation).

Please note you may save your nomination as a draft at any point during the process and complete at a later date.