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)
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