The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3) has awarded two highly esteemed prizes to members of MAPP’s Executive team.

Representing the highest achieving individuals and groups in the field of materials, minerals and mining, the IOM3 Awards, Medals and Prizes, raise awareness of engineering excellence and industry best practice.

The Institute awards, which date back to 1874, are renowned for their prestige and celebrate individuals who have made exceptional advancements to the profession.

MAPP Executive member and P2.3c Ceramics theme lead Professor Eduardo Saiz, Imperial College London has been awarded the Verulam Medal and Prize which is presented in recognition of distinguished contributions to ceramics including refractories.

Prof. Saiz said: “This is not just an award for me but also for all the people who have helped me over the years. I have been lucky to work with great colleagues, students, technical and administrative staff throughout my career."

MAPP Executive member and X1 In-Situ Process Monitoring theme lead Professor Peter Lee, University College London, has been awarded the John Hunt Medal which is presented for outstanding contribution to the science and/or technology of casting and solidification of metals. The award recognises the lifetime contribution of Professor John Hunt FRS and is supported through the General Research Institute of Non-ferrous Metals (GRINM) in Beijing.

Prof. Lee said: "It is an honour to be awarded the John Hunt Medal. John was not only a world-leading solidification expert but also a mentor of dozens of researchers during their early career, including myself, always challenging our theories and by doing so improving them.”

The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining is one of the leading global professional membership bodies for those either studying, working or interested in the science, engineering and technology relating to materials and natural resources.