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Acta Materialia Mary Fortune Global Diversity Medal

The Acta Materialia Mary Fortune Global Diversity Medal recognizes one or more of the following in the field of Materials Science and Engineering.

  • Promotion of, or representation of, women and other under- represented groups in the materials science and engineering field;
  • Contributions to the field of materials science and engineering, including teaching, professional service or research;
  • Demonstrated commitment to mentoring students and young professionals;
  • Promotion of materials science and related professional activities in the broader community.

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 Mary Fortune Global Diversity Medal consists of a silver medal, an inscribed certificate, and a cash prize of US$5,000.

Candidates for this award may be proposed by Sponsoring and Cooperating Societies of Acta Materialia, Inc., by Members of the Board of Governors, and the Editorial Board of Acta Materialia Journals.

The nomination package should contain:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • A statement by the nominator specifying the candidate’s suitability for the award. The emphasis should be on the nominee’s impact on their research field, rather than the metrics on their publications.
  • Letters of support from up to three distinguished scientists in the field
  • Citation of not more than 30 words

Nominations remain in effect for three years unless withdrawn or re-submitted, with additional justification, for an additional two-year period. Current members of the Acta Materialia Board of Governors and of the Award Selection Committees are not eligible for nomination.

The Award Selection Committee is formed of five judges, themselves distinguished materials scientists.

The Acta Materialia Mary Fortune Global Diversity 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 under extraordinary circumstances.

Nominations should be submitted to the Executive Secretary (Prof. Carolyn Hansson, chansson@uwaterloo.ca), preferably as a single file document in PDF or Word format.

Acta Materialia Mary Fortune Global Diversity Medal Award Recipients