The International Panel is 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.
Each International Panel member serves for a maximum of three consecutive years, but can be selected to serve another, non-consecutive period. The Chair is appointed by CBMM and is not governed by the three year rule.
Since the inception of the Award, 88 eminent metallurgists have served on the panel and several of our panel members are themselves past award winners.
Current Panel Members
The International Panel adjudicating the Award in 2020 consists of the following experts:
Dr. Mike Hicks
Chair of the International Panel // UK
Dr. Alec Mitchell
University of British Columbia // Canada
Professor Delia Milliron
The University of Texas // USA
SKF Aerospace // France
Dr. Jun Takahashi
Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation // Japan
Dr. Nuria Sanchez
ArcelorMittal Global R&D // Belgium
Dr. Wilian Labiapari
Aperam Research Center // Brazil