2021 Awards Recipients

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A 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.

2021 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
Zhenghe Xu, University of Alberta

MetSoc Award for Research Excellencesponsored by Rio Tinto
Boyd Robert Davis, KPM

Silver Medal
Michael Collins, Sherritt (Retired)

MetSoc Brimacombe Award
Wenying Liu, University of British Columbia

MetSoc Innovation Award, sponsored by Hatch
Fonderie Horne- Noranda Continuous Converter

MetSoc Distinguished Materials Scientist Award
Mathieu Brochu, McGill University

The Sherritt Hydrometallurgy Award
Niels Verbaan, SGS

CIM Distinguished Lecturer
Gillian Holcroft, GLH Strategic

CIM Fellowship
Mihaiela Isac, McGill University
Boyd Davis, KPM

Pyrometallurgy Best Paper Award
Trace Element Distributions Between Matte and Slag in Direct Nickel Matte Smelting
Authors: Sukhomlinov, D., Klemettinen, L., Virtanen, O., Lahaye, Y., Latostenmaa, P., Jokilaakso, A., & Taskinen, P.
(2020) Canadian Metallurgical Quarterly, 59(1), 67-77.

Light Metals Best Paper Award

The Critical Effect of Powder Attributes on the Optimized Parameters and the Tensile Properties in Laser Powder Bed Fusion (LPBF) of AlSil0Mg Alloy
P. Wang*, A. Salandari-Rabori, Q. Dong and V. Fallah.

MetSoc Scholarship Awards
Fariborz Faraji, Queen’s University
Bailee Johnson, McGill University
Lic Jie Fong, McGill University
Sahand Sarbishei, University of British Columbia

Outstanding MetSoc Student Chapter

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