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Honorary Membership

Any person (whether a member of the Institute or not), who in the opinion of the Council has contributed conspicuously to or is eminent in any of the branches of metallurgy or materials in which the Institute is interested or who has rendered outstanding service to the Institute may be appointed Honorary Fellow. No application may be accepted for admission as an Honorary Fellow. Council or any Branch may propose a person for Honorary Fellowship. Proposals, supported by biographical and other appropriate written evidence of achievement and signed by the President and Secretary of the proposing body shall reach the Secretary 90 days before the Council meeting at which the proposal is to be discussed.

The proposal with supporting information will be considered by the nominating committee and if that committee decided that the nomination should be considered by Council the proposal shall be circulated to all members of Council at least 30 days before the Council meeting at which the proposal will be discussed. Approval for admission must be given by at least 7/8 of all Council members. If insufficient members of the Council are present at the meeting in person or by proxy then a postal ballot shall be held.

The award shall consist of free Fellowship for life to the recipient and a Certificate of Honorary Fellowship. This certificate shall be accompanied by a statement of the reasons for the award.

There shall not be more than 20 Honorary Fellows at any one time and no more than 2 Honorary Fellows shall be appointed in any twelve month period.

The award shall be made by the President at the next general meeting following election.

PRESENT AND PAST RECIPIENTS OF HONORARY MEMBERSHIP

Date

Name

Date

Name

Date

Name

1947

Essington Lewis

1972

B.H.Garnsey

1993

J.J.Byrnes

1947

W.N.Barron

1973

A.F.Dunbar

1994

R.B.Nethercott

1948

J.A.Edgerton

1975

R.C.Gifkins

2007

Greg Teggart

1949

D.Clark

1978

H.H.Freeland

2007

Ian Polmear

1950

J.H.Banks

1978

A.I.McRitchie

2013

Ron Cecil

1951

R.S.Russell

1979

A.J.Berry

2014

Robert O’Donnell

1951

C.Blazey

1980

J.G.Ritchie

 

 

1955

E.J.Raymond

1981

R.H.Myers

 

 

1955

R.H.M.Rowe

1982

J.W.Thompson

 

 

1958

H.H.Wilson

1983

F.W.Fahy

 

 

1958

A.O.Ashton

1983

H.Muir

 

 

1963

J.N.Kirby

1988

G.G.Brown

 

 

1964

E.D.Connor

1990

N.F.Kennon

 

 

1967

K.E.Gerard

1991

L.M.Hogan

 

 

1969

R.J.B.Pearson

1992

D.W.Borland

 

 

Silver Medal

This Award is made for outstanding contributions to the advancement of metallurgy, metallurgical engineering, materials science or materials engineering through management, teaching, innovation, development or research. The accent shall be on the word "outstanding". The contribution need not be made in the year of nomination since most contributions need to stand the test of time before they are deemed to be outstanding. The nominee need not be a member of the Institute, or a permanent resident of Australia or New Zealand.

a) The award may not be made more than once per year and it need not be made in any year.

b) A written nomination containing adequate biographical and descriptive material shall be signed by at least six members of the Institute and forwarded to the Honorary Secretary;

c) On receipt of the nomination, the President and Honorary Secretary shall appoint a select committee of not more than five persons, not all of whom are necessarily members of Council, to give an opinion in confidence on the merit of the nomination.

This opinion shall be reported in writing to the Honorary Secretary, who, in the event that the select committee's report is favourable, will arrange for a secret postal ballot of all Council members. The Medal shall be awarded when at least seven-eights of voting members of Council vote in favour.

d) In the event that the select committee's report is unfavourable, the Honorary Secretary shall inform the proposers in writing without disclosing the grounds for the unfavourable decision. The nomination shall lapse unless, within one month of the date of the Honorary Secretary's advice to the proposers, a majority of the proposers submit a written request to the Honorary Secretary that the matter be considered by Council.

e) Council may take any action provided that a secret ballot yielding seven-eights of council member's votes in favour is conducted before the award is made.

f) The Award shall be a solid silver medal to the design established, and a Certificate stating the reasons for the award shall accompany this. The President shall make the presentation at the earliest general meeting of the Institute following Council's decision to make the Award.

Date

Name

Date

Name

1957

C .Blazey

1988

I.J.Polmear

1958

J.N.Greenwood

1992

R.McPherson

1960

W.Boas

1993

B.C.Muddle

1966

J.G.Ritchie

1996

B.T.Loton

1968

R.C.Gifkins

1998

P.M.Robinson

1971

L.E.Samuels

2001

A.Brownrigg

1974

H.K.Worner

2004

P.McCormick

1978

W.J.McGTegart

2009

D StJohn

1979

J.W.Thompson

 

 

1980

A.L.Titchener

 

 

1981

M.Hatherly

 

 

1982

L.M.Hogan

 

 

1983

J.K.McDonald

 

 

1985

P.M.Kelly

 

 

Distinguished Service Award

This Award is designed for those who have given above average service to the Institute over an extended period. There is no limit to the number of Distinguished Service Awards that can be presented.

a) Nominations may be made by any Branch or by Council to the Nominations Committee, accompanied by a written statement in support of the nomination.

b) Each nomination shall be considered by Council and shall be decided by a vote or postal ballot at which two-thirds of members of Council vote in favour.

c) The Award shall consist of a sculptured bronze plaque to the design established and engraved with the name of the recipient. A Certificate stating the reasons for the award shall accompany the plaque.

d) The President shall make the presentation at the earliest general meeting of the Institute following Council's decision to make the award.

Date

Name

Date

Name

1980

D.W.Borland

1988

B.J.Clarsen

 

N.F.Herbst

 

R.C.Gifkins

 

L.M.Hogan

 

J.J.Stobo

 

J.D.Pansing

 

C.W.Weaver

 

F.H.Truman

 

P.W.Goad

1981

P.W.Goad

1989

P.W.Slattery

1982

J.J.Byrne

 

N.F.Herbst

 

R.Cecil

 

T.R.Finlayson

 

J.A.Eady

1990

R.A.Carter

 

B.J.Reid

1991

R.J.Stack

 

H.Muir

 

J.Lundy

 

J.G.Solomon

 

R.Coyle

 

R.B.Nethercott

 

P.D.Hodgson

1983

G.G.Brown

1997

R.E.Pope

 

J.C.Boden

1998

S.H.Algie

 

A.A.Hoffman

 

D.Dunne

 

J.McLennen

1999

G.Williams

1984

G.C.Bennett

 

I.McKee

 

J.M.Killey

 

J.Price

 

A.G.Wilson

2000

W.Geering

1987

L.S.Heard

2002

W.Pearce

 

I.L.Wills

2006

G. Harris

 

 

2007

 A. Killian

 

 

 

 

ActaMaterialia Gold Medal

This is an international award made to persons who have made a sustained and outstanding contribution to the fields covered by the publications ActaMetallurgica and ScriptaMetallurgica.

Each year, the Secretary to ActaMetallurgica calls for nominations from co-operating societies.

A panel of eminent international scientists makes selection of the medallist.

The Institute, by virtue of its standing as a co-operating society of ActaMetallurgica Inc. is competent to nominate candidates for the ActaMetallurgica Gold Medal.

Claude A Stewart Award

“The Claude A Stewart Award was originally a Branch Award in both Sydney and Melbourne. It was made possible by an endowment from Steel Improvement Pty Ltd to commemorate the work of Claude A Stewart (the founder of Steel Improvement) in the field of heat treatment.  Consequently it was constrained to honour the author of an outstanding paper on heat treatment published by the Institute.. … The founding of the medal owed much to the enthusiasm and drive of Ron Atkin. In 1963 it became a Federal Award and subsequently the conditions were broadened to include papers relevant to the field of heat treatment.”

From R.C.GifkinsAIM-IMMA 50 Years Records and Recollections.IMMA, 1996.

The award is based on achievement where the principal evidence may be other than published papers. In 1995, it was decided that the award “may be made once each calendar year to an individual, group of individuals or a Company/Organisation that has made a significant contribution to the industrial practice of metallurgy or materials engineering. This Award is open to both members and non-members”.

Claude A Stewart Award Recipients

Date

Name

1964

P.N.Richards

1966

R.C.Gifkins

1967

J.S.Hoggart & R.H.Moller

1969

J.K.MacDonald&W.M.Lock

1973

N.A.Burley

1975

R.L.Every&M.Hatherly

1979

J.K.Anderson

1980

P.M.Robinson

1981

J.M.Killey

1982

J.H.Mahoney

1991

R.W.Reynoldson

1999

T.Guler

2000

E.D.Doyle

2010

Graham Lancaster

2014

Hofmann Engineering

Florence M Taylor Medal

The award comprises a Bronze Medal and a prize of $100.00. The award is presented at the Annual General Meeting of the Branch in the year following that in which the Award was decided.

Conditions of Award (from the Sydney Branch Council Manual)

The medal may be awarded annually to either a member or non-member who is considered to comply with one or more of the following conditions.

  • A person who by meritorious work over a period of years, has contributed to the advancement of the Science or Art of the Treatment of Metals or Materials
  • A person who by outstanding ability has become prominent either academically or industrially and thus has contributed to the advancement of the Science or Art of the Treatment of Metals or Materials.
  • A person who is the author of an outstanding paper presented and submitted in writing to a meeting of the Branch during the year.
  • A person who is the author of a paper or thesis which embodies original or research work and which has been present or submitted in writing to a meeting of the Branch during the year.
  • A person who is the author of three or more papers of merit which have been presented and submitted in writing to meetings of the Branch for one or more of the papers [sic].
  • A person who has substantially benefited the Branch.

Recipients of the Florence Taylor Medal

South Australia

Date

Name

Date

Name

1945

H.H.Palmer

1973

H.A.Goldie

1946

J.S.Anderson

1974

R.S.Palmer

1947

W.J.Blanch

1975

J.M.Cooney

1948

K.E.Gerard

1977

L.S.Heard

1949

R.A.Wildy

1979

R.A.Carter

1950

§

1980

G.L.F.Powell

1951

A.J.Gibbs

1981

A.R.Dyer

1953

E.C.R.Spooner

1982

D.Atkinson

1954

W.G.Gerard

1983

I.B.Ketteridge

1955

F.A.Fox

1984

H.De Bruin

1956

H.G.Statters

1985

M.Preskett

1959

L.P.Wilson

1986

P.W.Slattery

1960

R.K.Mason

1987

I.R.Sare

1961

J.M.Butler

1991

J.Lundy

1963

W.T.Denholm

1992

W.Yeo

1964

J.K.Wilson

1993

R.Carter

1967

J.F.McNeil

1995

P.Kempe

1968

J.M.Butler

1996

M.Ramsay

1969

R.C.Warland

2001

L.Green

1971

J.C.Boden

2005

J.Davies

1972

K.Brook

 

 

Victoria

Date

Name

Date

Name

1948

J.H.More

1973

I.S.Brammar

1949

K.F.Hartnell

1977

R.H.E.Atkin

1951

A.J.Edgerton

1978

N.F.Herbst

1952

R.J.T.Caney

1979

R.M.Wheeler

1954

R.C.Gifkins

1979

 

1956

L.M.Clarebrough

1980

W.J.Bennett

1957

I.J.Polmear

1981

B.J.Clarsen

1958

J.H.Auld, R.A.Coyle

1982

A.Cope

1959

G.W.West

1986

I.McKee

1960

D.W.Borland, D.G.Walker

1987

G.G.Brown

1961

L.W.Flewin

1989

A.Brownrigg

1962

I.J.Polmear

2007

D Doyle

1963

L.S.Williams

 

 

1964

A.J.Berry

 

 

1965

I.Lamborn

 

 

1966

T.E.Goldfinch

 

 

1967

A.F.Dunbar

 

 

1968

J.A.C.Andrew

 

 

1969

D.W.Borland

 

 

1970

P.W.Goad

 

 

1971

J.G.Ritchie

 

 

1972

M.E.Hargreaves

 

 

New South Wales

Date

Name

Date

Name

1944

A.L.Simmons

1991

R.A.Coyle

1947

D.Clark

1995

J.P.Mullard

1948

Essington Lewis

 

 

1949

J.Finlay

 

 

1950

A.O.Ashton

 

 

1951

C.Blazey

 

 

1953

E.J.Raymond

 

 

1955

J.N.Kirby

 

 

1957

L.W.Malmgren

 

 

1958

R.W.Berriman

 

 

1959

L.E.Samuels

 

 

1960

B.H.Garnsey

 

 

1962

F.P.Heard

 

 

1964

R.H.Myers

 

 

1965

E.W.Cox

 

 

1966

D.D.Stead

 

 

1972

H.H.Freeland

 

 

1975

H.Muir

 

 

1977

J.M.Killey

 

 

1979

J.J.Byrnes

 

 

1982

K.W.Sweatman

 

 

1989

R.J.Stack

 

 

Western Australia

Date

Name

Date

Name

 

S.Algie

 

 

 

L.Benjamin

 

 

 

M.Brameld

 

 

 

J.Bromley

 

 

2006

G.Harris

 

 

 

P.Howard

 

 

 

W.Roberts

 

 

 

I.O.Smith

 

 

2007

Roland Fricke

 

 

2008

Chandra Thirumalaisamy

 

 

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