MetSoc Section Awards

  • MetSoc Distinguished Materials Scientist Award
  • Sherritt Hydrometallurgy Award
  • Light Metals Best Paper Award
  • Pyrometallurgy Best Paper Award
  • MetSoc Best Paper Award

These awards are administered by various sections of METSOC. You can find their description and criteria below.
All nominations must be submitted no later than March 1st of the award year.


MetSoc Distinguished Materials Scientist Award

The award recognizes highly significant contributions in the field of materials engineering. The Materials Science and Engineering Section of The Metallurgy & Materials Society of CIM administers the award.

Past Recipients of the MetSoc Distinguished Materials Scientist Award
1979 – J.D. Embury
1980 – E.C.W. Perryman
1981 – E.G. Behal
1982 – J.J. Jonas
1983 – D.B. McCutcheon
1984 – J.A. Schey
1985 – A. Mitchell
1986 – J.D. Boyd
1987 – L.R. Morris
1988 – G.C. Weatherly
1989 – W. Wallace
1990 – D.J. Lloyd
1991 – W.R. Tyson
1992 – I. Ritchie
1993 – J.E. Gruzleski
1994 – J.I. Dickson
1995 – B. Hawbolt
1996 – S.R. MacEwen

1997 – M. Sahoo
1998 – R.A.L. Drew
1999 – I.V. Samarasekera
2000 – U. Erb
2001 – G. Palumbo
2002 – M. Chaturvedi
2003 – S. Yue
2004 – D. Wilkinson
2005 – H. King
2006 – H. Mostaghaci
2007 – M. Militzer
2008 – F. Ajersch
2009 – Gary R. Purdy
2010 – No Award
2011 – Arthur Pelton
2012 – Michel Rigaud
2013 – A. McLean
2014 – R. Ravindran
2015 – A. Alfantazi
2016 – D. Chen


The Sherritt Hydrometallurgy Award

The Sherritt Hydrometallurgy Award was established in 1976 by Sherritt Gordon Mines Limited (now Sherritt International Corporation), to recognize significant contribution in the field of hydrometallurgy through research, plant design and operations and education or CIM affairs.
The Awards Committee of the Hydrometallurgy Section administers the award.

Past Recipients of the Sherritt Hydrometallurgy Award
1977 – G.M. Ritcey
1978 – A.W. Ashbrook
1979 – G. Van Weert
1980 – D.A. Huggins
1981 – R.W. Stanley
1982 – G.M. Swinkels
1983 – V.A. Ettel
1984 – J.E. Dutrizac
1985 – D.R. Weir
1986 – R. Berezowsky
1987 – P. Garritsen
1988 – V.I. Lakshmanan
1989 – R.C. Kerby
1990 – P. Claessens
1991 – B.R. Conard
1992 – I.M. Masters
1993 – L.I. Rosato
1994 – D. Dreisinger
1995 – B. Harris

1996 – B. Krysa
1997 – C.A. Fleming
1998 – D.W. Ashman
1999 – G. Houlachi
2000 – G. Demopoulos
2001 – C.J. Ferron
2002 – I. Mihaylov
2003 – K.S. Fraser
2004 – V.G. Papangelakis
2005 – M. Collins
2006 – P. Kondos
2007 – J. F. Turgeon
2008 – No Award
2009 – Derek Kerfoot
2010 – David G. Dixon
2011 – Michael E. Chalkley
2012 – Eberhard Krause
2013 – Y. Choi
2014 – E. Peek
2015 – E. Lam
2016 – L. Centomo


Light Metals Best Paper Award

The award was established and is administered by the Light Metals Section. It recognizes the best paper from the Light Metals Proceedings of the previous year’s Conference of Metallurgists.

Pyrometallurgy Best Paper Award

The Pyrometallurgy Best Paper Award was established by the Pyrometallurgy Section to recognize the best paper on this topic published in either the CIM Magazine, the Canadian Metallurgical Quarterly or the Conference Proceedings from the previous year. The section selects the best paper and the nominations are reviewed by the Award Subcommittee.

MetSoc Best Paper Award

An award is made annually for the best paper appearing in the Canadian Metallurgical Quarterly for the Volume associated with the previous year or the CIM Journal. The selection is made by the Editor, Associate Editors and such advisors as they wish to appoint. There is no longer a cash prize with this award. The Award is presented at the Conference of Metallurgists.



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