2022 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.

2022 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.


Photos from 2022 MetSoc Awards Banquet


View the photos from the Awards Banquet which took place on August 23, at COM 2022, in Montreal, Quebec.

MetSoc Airey Award

Sponsored by XPS, Expert Process Solutions

Tony Warner

Tony Warner, Worley

MetSoc Award for Research Excellence

Sponsored by Rio Tinto

Mihaiela M. Isac

Mihaiela M. Isac, McGill University

MetSoc Sustainability Award

Sponsored by Teck

Noelene Ahern

Noelene Ahern, SGS

MetSoc Brimacombe Award

Leili Tafaghodi-Khajavi

Leili Tafaghodi, McMaster University

MetSoc Innovation Award

Sponsored by Hatch

Jetti Resources

Jetti Resources

MetSoc Distinguished Materials Scientist Award

Prakash Patnaik

Prakash Patnaik, National Research council Canada

Silver Medal

Mihaiela M. Isac

Mihaiela M. Isac, McGill University

The Sherritt Hydrometallurgy Award


Pyrometallurgy Best Paper Award

Recycling Ferronickel Concentrates as an Iron Source to Extract Nickel from Nickel Sulphide Concentrates
Authors: Fanmao Wang, Sam Marcuson, Mansoor Barati and Leili Tafaghodi
Presented at COM 2021, WALSIM symposium

Light Metals Best Paper Award

Laser-Powered Bed Processing of Aluminum Powders Containing Iron and Nichel Additions
Authors: J. Hierlihy, I. W. Donaldson, M. Brochu, G. A. W. Sweet and D. P. Bishop.
Presented at COM 2021, Advances in Additive Manufacturing of Light Metals symposium

MetSoc Doctoral Scholarship

Atefeh Azizitorghabeh, Queen's University

Atefeh Azizitorghabeh, Queen’s University

MetSoc Pyrometallurgy Student Award

Golam Ismot Ara Taposhe

Golam Ismot Ara Taroshe, University of British Columbia

MetSoc Sustainability Scholarship

Fariborz Faraji, Queen's University

Fariborz Faraji, Queen’s University

CIM Distinguished Lecturer

CIM Fellowship

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