2016 Awards Winners

Introduction to MetSoc Awards Program

Awards Program for MetSocA fundamental responsibility of the Metallurgy and Materials Society of CIM is to recognize and honour those members who have excelled through their outstanding achievements and contributions to metallurgy and related fields. By bestowing appropriate awards, the Society encourages high standards of endeavour and focuses the attention of peers and public alike on the accomplishments and careers of its most talented members.

2016 Award Recipients Recognition of Excellence

We would like to congratulate all of our MetSoc award recipients for their outstanding contributions to the profession and industry and setting the highest standards for the student and future members of our society.

MetSoc Airey Award, sponsored by XPS, Consulting & Testwork Services, a GLENCORE company
Hugh McQueen,  (posthumous)

MetSoc Award for Research Excellence, sponsored by Rio Tinto
Zhenghe Xu, University of Alberta

Silver Medal
David Wilkinson, McMaster University

MetSoc Brimacombe Award
Kinnor Chattopadhyay, University of Toronto

MetSoc Innovation Award, sponsored by Hatch Ltd.
CaTS Process, developed by Barrick Gold Corporation

CIM Distinguished Lecturer
Hani Henein – University of Alberta

CIM Fellowship
Georges J. Kipouros, University of Saskatchewan
Matthias Militzer, University of British Columbia
Sergei Shipilov, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Sherritt Hydrometallurgy Award
Liana Centomo, CEZinc on behalf of the Noranda Income

MetSoc Distinguished Materials Scientist Award
Daolun Chen,  Ryerson University

Pyrometallurgy Best Paper Award
J. Kapusta, F. Larouche and E. Palumbo, “Adoption of high oxygen bottom blowing in copper matte smelting: Why is it taking so long?”, published in the Proceedings of COM 2015 hosting AMCAA2015.

MetSoc Doctoral Scholarship
Jihane Ajaja, Polytechnique Montreal

Outstanding MetSoc Student Chapter
Laval University



Call for Nominations

Want to nominate a deserving member within industry?

METSOC is a constituent society of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM).
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