The Charles Hatchett Special Award for Lifetime Achievement is an occasional Award, unlike the Charles Hatchett Award which is presented annually. The Award is based on an overall contribution to niobium metallurgy including publications, materials, product and process developments, and outstanding involvement over a period of time.
This Award is made with the agreement of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3).
Dr. Malcolm Gray
The Special Award was first made in 2008 as part of the 30th Anniversary of the Charles Hatchett Award. The first recipient was Dr. Malcolm Gray, and the citation read:
“...for his outstanding contribution over several decades of research, development, alloy design, processing, fabrication and applications of niobium microalloyed steel”.
Dr. Malcolm Gray receives the first Lifetime Achievement Award from Barry Lye (President of IOM3) in 2008.
Find out more about Malcolm and his work by visiting the following website pages:
- Charles Hatchett Award 2013 Seminar, presentation on Low Carbon HTP Structural Steel: A Paradigm Shift;
- Charles Hatchett Award 2014 Seminar, presentation on HTP Process for Linepipe and Structural Steels;
- Discovering the Importance of Niobium, Microalloying: A Lifetime of Learning video.
Dr. Phil Kirkwood
This Special Award was made in 2016 and the citation read:
“...for his outstanding development of Ti-B-Mo welding wires in the early 1970s and, since then, significant contributions to our understanding of the weldability of niobium-bearing steels and technical consistency in a broad range of complex metallurgical subjects”.
Dr. Phil Kirkwood receives his Lifetime Achievement Award from Mike Hicks, President of IOM3 in 2016.
Find out more about Phil and his work below: