Charles Hatchett Award 2019

2019 Seminar

Battery Technology Trends and Innovation in Power Tools, Robotics and Cordless Devices:
Opportunities for Niobium

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Winning Paper

Niobium Tungsten Oxides for High-rate Lithium-ion Energy Storage

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2019 Award

Video presentation from the 2019 Award winners

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Presentation from the 2019 Award winners


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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Charles Hatchett Award Winners

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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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