2017 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.

2017 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, Expert Process Solutions
Maurice Solar, Hatch

MetSoc Award for Research Excellence, sponsored by Rio Tinto
George P. Demopoulos, McGill University

Silver Medal
Doug Boyd, Queen’s University (retired)

MetSoc Brimacombe Award
Sina Mostaghel, Hatch

MetSoc Innovation Award, sponsored by Hatch Ltd.
Advanced KIVCET™ Technology with Continuous Drossing and Slag Fuming, developed by Teck

CIM Distinguished Lecturer
Cameron Harris – CAEng

Environment Award, sponsored by Teck
Paul B. Queneau, The Bear Group

Sherritt Hydrometallurgy Award
John Goode, J.R. Goode and Associates

MetSoc Distinguished Materials Scientist Award
Priti Wanjara,  NRC

Pyrometallurgy Best Paper Award
D. Yu, K. Chattopadhyay, “Numerical simulation of copper recovery from converter slags by the utilisation of spent potlining (SPL) from aluminium electrolytic cells” published in the CMQ.

Light Metals Best Paper Award
J.D. Brassard, J. Perron and D.K. Sarkar, “A short review on the applications of the super hydrophobic coating on metals.” published in the 2016 Proceedings Volume COM 2016 Lightweight Metals and Composites: Production, Processing.

MetSoc Doctoral Scholarship
Richard Elliott, University of Toronto

MetSoc Master Scholarship
Louis Simoneau, Université de Laval

Outstanding MetSoc Student Chapter
Université de Laval



Call for Nominations

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