The Acta Materialia Gold Medal recognizes demonstrated leadership in the field of Materials Science and Engineering. It rewards either
- materials research that has had a significant and lasting impact on the development of the discipline, or
- recent work of great originality.
With this distinction Acta Materialia, Inc. not only intends to honor outstanding contributions to the field but also to improve the awareness of the fundamental importance and diversity of materials research, both within the community and the public at large.
The Acta Materialia Gold Medal Award consists of a gold medal, an inscribed certificate, and a cash prize of US$ 10,000.
Candidates for this award may be proposed by Sponsoring or Cooperating Societies of Acta Materialia, Inc., by Members of the Board of Governors, and by the Editors of Acta Materialia, Acta Biomaterialia, and Scripta Materialia Journals.
The nomination package should contain
- Curriculum vitae
- Statement by the nominator specifying the candidate’s suitability for the award
- Letters of support from three distinguished scientists in the field
- Citation of not more than 30 words
Nominations remain in effect for three years unless withdrawn or re-endorsed, with additional justification, for an additional two-year period. Current members of the Acta Materialia Board of Governors and of the Award Selection Committee are not eligible.
The Award Selection Committee is formed of five judges, themselves distinguished materials scientists.
The Acta Materialia Gold Medal is awarded each year, unless the judges feel no candidate is qualified. The presentation is made at a venue approved by the Acta Materialia Executive Committee. The Award will not be bestowed in absentia except in extraordinary circumstances.
Nominations should be submitted to the Executive Secretary (Prof. Carolyn Hansson, firstname.lastname@example.org), preferably as a single file document in PDF or Word format by 31 December of each year.
|2017||John Jonas||CANADA||View Profile|
|2016||Sungho Jin||USA||View Profile|
|2015||David Embury||Canada||View Profile|
|2014||Robert O. Ritchie||USA||View Profile|
|2013||Andre Pineau||France||View Profile|
|2005||George D.W. Smith||UK|
|2001||Chain T. Liu||USA|
|1990||James C.M. Li||USA|
|Note: In 1989 the nomenclature of the award was changed so that each year’s award is identified with the year of its presentation. Prior to this, the award was identified by the year in which the selection was made. As a result, there is no award identified with 1988.|