Silver Medal

For outstanding contribution in materials, minerals or mining (early career).

Silver Medal

To an active member of IOM3 in their early career* in recognition of outstanding contribution to a field of interest within the materials, minerals or 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 and £500.00 and will be invited to give a presentation on their work at a suitable Student & Early Career Group event.

Award judging

The award is judged by the Student & Early Career Committee.

Past winners

2021 -
2023 Dr Lewis R Owen AIMMM, 2022 Dr Han Zhang CEng CSci MIMMM, 2021 Dr Stella Pedrazzini MIMMM,

2001 - 2020
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

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 referee to support your nomination.

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

*The Institute defines early career as meaning someone who is as of 1 September 2024 (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)