Guests travel from afar to attend awards dinner

10 Nov 2009

On 22 October new Fellows, special and publication
award winners and their guests had a very enjoyable evening at the Boilerhouse, the
Institute’s new centre in Grantham, at the IOM3 Special and Publications Awards dinner.

had travelled from far and wide to celebrate their success. The evening commenced with a champagne
drinks reception and music during the evening was provided by the Alice
Harvey Trio.

Awards recognise professional achievement and personal contribution to the
profession, and include publication awards, across all disciplines.  The closing date for the 2010 awards is 18


Pictured, back row, L-R:

Professor Eugene Jak travelled from Australia to
collect the Billiton Gold Medal for the best paper published in Transactions C: Mineral Processing and Extractive

Philip Spencer
travelled from America
to collect the Hume Rothery Prize which is given in recognition of distinguished achievements concerned
with phase relationship in metallic materials or non-metallic materials. Spencer specialises in multicomponent
phase equilibria via calculation from thermodynamic data.


Pictured, middle row, L-R:

The Cook Ablett Award, given to a
paper published by the Institute of particular merit in the field of metals was
awarded to M Karlsen, J Hjelen, On Grong, G Rorvik, R Chiron, U
Schubert, and E Nilsen, for their paper ‘SEM/EBSD based in situ
studies of deformation induced phase transformations in supermartensitic
stainless steels’. Karlsen (left) and Grong
(second from left) travelled from Norway to receive the award.

The Thornton Medal was collected by Dr Gerd Schumacher,
GB Neue Materialien und Chemie, who had travelled from Germany.  Gerd presented a keynote address on the
opening day at Materials Congress 2008, entitled ‘Materials for the Future – A
European Perspective’. He gave an extremely detailed excellent presentation.


Pictured, front row, L-R:

Travelling through Europe
from Australia, Professor Leigh Sheppard called in to
collect the Pfeil Award 2008 award for the paper ‘Materials for
photoelectrochemical energy conversion’.

Barry Lye, IOM3 President, was present at the evening awards dinner.

Prof Sheppard's wife, who accompanied him.


Further information

Nomination details for 2010 awards

Contact Rachel Brooks