Seeking Nominations for 2019 Charles Hatchett Award

25 Oct 2018

Nominations for the 2019 Charles Hatchett Award are open with deadlines closing on the 1 December. 

The Charles Hatchett Award was originally conceived at a meeting in 1977 between Friedrich Heisterkamp, the then Head of the European Office of CBMM, Dr. Malcolm Gray, technical adviser to CBMM’s niobium technical development programme and Dr. Bob Keown OBE, who was an independent metallurgical consultant to CBMM.

2018 celebrates a significant milestone in the history of the Charles Hatchett Award. To celebrate this milestone an impact report has been published to demonstrate the technical impacts and benefits the Award has delivered over its history.

The International Panel is currently in the process of identifying suitable papers related to the science and technology of niobium for consideration for the 2019 Charles Hatchett Award. In addition to receiving the prestigious Charles Hatchett Medal from the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3) in London, Award winners will have the opportunity to visit the CBMM mine in Araxá, Brazil.

If you are interested in submitting a paper (published in English between 1 September 2016 and 31 August 2018) or would like to nominate a paper written by others, it should have a sound scientific basis, show good research methodology and experimental technique, provide important results, and proven or potential commercial applications of niobium or niobium-containing products. For further information, please see the Application Criteria. Papers must be submitted by 1 December 2018, by e-mail attachment, or post.