Charles Hatchett Award 2016

Charles Hatchett Award Winners 2016

2016 Award Winners

An innovative research team from the UK.

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Winning Paper

Grain Refinement of  Al–Si Alloys by Nb–B Inoculation.

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Charles Hatchett Award Seminar 2016

2016 Seminar

Grain Refinement of Al-Si Alloys by Nb-B Inoculation - Part 1: Concept Development and Effect on Binary Alloys and Part 2: Application to Commercial Alloys.


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About the Charles Hatchett Award


The Charles Hatchett Award was originally conceived at a meeting in 1977 between Friedrich Heisterkamp, Dr. Malcolm Gray and Dr. Bob Keown OBE.

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Entering the Award

The award is made annually to the authors of the best published paper in the general area of the metallurgy of niobium or alloys containing niobium.

Application Criteria

International Panel

A group of six to nine international experts selected from around the world to provide an impartial assessment on the technical merit of the shortlisted papers.

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Entries Open for the 2017 Awards

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About Charles Hatchett and Niobium

Charles Hatchett

Charles Hatchett FRS (1765 - 1847) was a wealthy London coachbuilder, an amateur scientist, distinguished chemist and the discoverer of niobium in 1801. He became a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1797.

Charles Hatchett


Niobium (Element 41) is used in steels, superalloys, intermetallic materials and Nb alloys, as well as in composites, coatings, nanomaterials, optoelectronic devices and catalysts.


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