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Canada's top metallurgy & materials engineers 2018 award recipients

July 4, 2018  

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The Metallurgy & Materials Society of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (MetSoc of CIM) announce its 2018 awards recipients. 

“Over the years, many people and organizations have contributed significantly to the development of the Canadian Metals Industry,” says James Budac, President of MetSoc of CIM, Manager of Process Technology at Sherritt International Corporation. “Although there are a myriad ways to recognize these contributions, as members of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum Society our most effective method of publicly recognizing these contributions is through the presentation of a MetSoc award.”

The Recognition of Excellence Program at MetSoc aims to honour those members of the Society who have excelled through their outstanding achievements and contributions to metallurgy and related fields. The program includes award categories from Environment achievements to contributions as an academic or research scientist. MetSoc of CIM’s awards program is sponsored by Hatch, Rio Tinto, TECK and XPS Expert Process Solutions through support of the student Foundation.

The recipients will be recognized in person at the 57th Annual Conference of Metallurgists (COM 2018 hosted at MS&T18) on October 15 in Columbus, Ohio. 

The 2018 Recipients of MetSoc are:

MetSoc Airey Award
Sam Marcuson, Vale (retired)

Silver Medal
Priti Wanjara, National Research Council Canada

MetSoc Brimacombe Award
Jun SongMcGill University

MetSoc Innovation Award
Acousto Ultrasonic-Echo (AU-E) non-destructive testing (NDT) technique developed in Canada by Dr. Afshin Sadri and the Hatch NDT team

MetSoc Distinguished Materials Scientist Award
Xinjin Cao, NRC Aerospace Manufacturing Technology Centre

MetSoc Doctoral Scholarship
Georgios KolliopoulosUniversity of Toronto

MetSoc Master Scholarship
Shauna LitkeUniversity of British Columbia