Dr Robert Organ CEng FIMMM (Profile)
Robert Organ CEng is Deputy Warden (Managing Director) of the Goldsmiths’ Company Assay Office in London, which has been hallmarking precious metal jewellery and silverware for over 700 years.
Materials challenges include evaluating new characterisation methods to improve assaying, detecting fakes and developing new processing methods for marking, smelting and punch manufacture.
A particularly important recent activity has been creating an apprenticeship programme to ensure skills are passed on to the next generation. He is a member of the International Metalworkers’ Federation.