MetSoc Brimacombe Award

Origin of the Brimacombe Award

In January 1998, the MetSoc Board of Directors created this award to honour the memory of Professor J. Keith Brimacombe who was an innovative giant in the field of materials process engineering.


The Brimacombe award is to recognize young achievers who have made noteworthy contributions in any of the scientific and technological disciplines relevant to MetSoc. Preference will be given to an individual who has demonstrated the ability to collaborate with all parts of the metallurgical and materials community. The nominees of this award must be individuals working for a Canadian academic, industrial or government organization, and be less than 40 years of age at the time of nomination.

All nominees must have a minimum of three years of membership of the Institute and be in good standing.  The contributions and impact must be to the benefit of Canada.

2019 Recipient

Hatem Zurob, McMaster University


2009 – P. Wanjara
2010 – P. Coursol
2011 – M. Brochu
2012 – L. Bichler
2013 – E. Asselin
2014 – A. Phillion
2015 – M. Barati
2016 – K. Chattopadhyay
2017 – S. Mostaghel
2018 – J. Song
2019- H. Zurob
There is no cash prize to this award.

Start Nomination


Nominator uploads either a concise CV of nominee or in the case of process, a recent paper, relevant to the process being nominated, to the web site. Nominator/co-nominators should consider approaching nominees themselves to request the CV. In the case of a process the recent paper is likely already available. The CV should contain the following information:

  1. Major contributions relevant to the award
  2. A record of at least five relevant patents and papers authored by the nominee plus a count of other patents and papers.
  3. A service history related to CIM/MetSoc if applicable
  4. A record of the years of membership in CIM.
  5. A listing of volunteer activities if applicable
  6. A listing of awards previously received
  7. A listing of academic achievements
    If the CV does not contain all items, the nominator should fill in the online form the information in the Contributions text box (this will be available in the software system when the Call opens).
  8. The nominator should verify that the age of the candidate is 40 or below.


  • A nominator can put forward only one candidate up for nomination in each award category. NEW as of year 2020
  • No Member of the Executive Board shall be nominated while in office. The nomination will be held until the term on the executive board is expired.
  • Each award shall be made from time to time as circumstances warrant with no more than one award recipient per year.
  • The nominators are responsible for verifying that all conditions of the award have been satisfied and all procedures were properly followed in making the nomination.
  • All nominations will stand for three years.
  • The adjudication of the award shall be made by the MetSoc Awards Committee of The Metallurgy and Materials Society of CIM.
  • The award shall be presented at the Awards Banquet of the Conference of Metallurgists.
  • Posthumous awards will be allowed only if the candidate has already been shortlisted.
  • Self nominations are not permitted.
METSOC is a constituent society of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM).
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