The Silver Medal, an IOM3 Premier Award, is presented to a member of IOM3 in their early career*, in recognition of outstanding contribution to a field of interest within the materials, minerals and mining sector.
Successful nominees in addition to their contribution, are expected to have promoted their subject on a national/international basis as well as supporting those in the early stage of their careers.
The winner will receive a medal.
The Institute defines early career as meaning someone who is as of 1 September 2022 (and allows for career breaks, e.g. parental leave):
1. within 10 years of the start of their first employment (or self-employment) in a materials, minerals or mining related role, or
2. within 6 years of completing their PhD (in a relevant subject), whichever is sooner
Note - the 10 years from the start of their first employment would not normally include any apprenticeships (or equivalent training scheme)
2022 Dr Han Zhang CEng CSci MIMMM, 2021 Dr Stella Pedrazzini MIMMM, 2020 D Collins, 2019 K Thornton, 2018 A Ploszajski, 2017 C Petit, 2016 E Hosking, 2015 Mathew Cole, 2014 Ben Britton, 2013 Sarah Haigh, 2012 M Moram, 2011 Finn Giuliani, 2010 Dr Chris Gourlay, 2009 Prof Sophie Williams, 2008 Dr Sandrine Heutz, 2007 Dr Matthew Hall, 2006 S McArthur, 2005 Dr G R McDowell, 2004 Dr J Jones, 2003 Not awarded, 2002 L Minervini, 1997 A I Yushanov, D Schworm & A Tukachinsky