Metal Chemistry Award & Metal Physics Award
The D.K.C. MacDonald Memorial Lecturer is an important part of the conference however the Lecturer is chosen by the Chair of the conference therefore this category is not open for nominations. View the history of the D.K.C. MacDonald Memorial Lecturer
Award Procedures- How to nominate a candidate
- All nominations must be submitted no later than February 15 of the year of the conference
- Package much include a letter to the Secretary of MetSoc indicate who they are nominating, for what award and why the person is an appropriate candidate (view criteria)
- Package much include a CV or biography
- The nomination package must be sent by email to the MetSoc office. A confirmation should follow within 72 hours.
To contact the MetSoc office Tel.: (514) 939-2710, Email: email@example.com
Please note that the awards process is confidential, and as such, we ask that no nominations be disclosed or discussed, except by those who are preparing and submitting the nomination.
Award CriteriaThe Metal Chemistry Award
History: The Metal Chemistry Award was conceived by Professor H. Hancock of the Technical University of Nova Scotia in 1988 to recognize outstanding contributions to metallurgical chemistry as epitomized by the inaugural winner, Professor L.M. Pidgeon of the University of Toronto. Since the time of its inception the award has included recipients from universities, industry and government laboratories engaged in research activities ranging from hydrometallurgy, molten salt chemistry, corrosion and fundamental physical chemistry bearing upon smelting and refining processes.
Current criteria: For outstanding scientific contributions in the area of metal chemistry and distinguished service to the Canadian metal chemistry science community.
The Metal Physics Award
History: The Metal Physics Award was conceived by Professor T.S. Hutchison of the Royal Military College of Canada to recognize achievements in fundamental physics of importance to the understanding of metals as materials. At the time of its first award to Z.S. Basinski in 1977, the advancement of dislocation theory was the very essence of the kind of achievement the award was intended to recognize. Although the Award since that time has been awarded for excellence in a much broader range of research achievement including even advancement in non metallics.
Current criteria: For outstanding scientific contributions in the area of materials and distinguished service to the Canadian materials science community
- Each award shall be made from time to time as circumstances warrant with no more than one award recipient per year.
- Nominations involving candidate participation may jeopardize the candidacy and result in rejection.
- All nominations will stand for 3 years.
- The adjudication of the award shall be made by the Awards Committee of the CMSC.
- The CMSC Awards committee is composed of past recipients and chaired by the MetSoc Secretary.
- The Secretary of MetSoc, after ensuring that all conditions of the award have been satisfied and that the procedures were followed, in turn forwards the nomination and its supporting documentation to the CMSC Awards Committee
- The nominations are then put to a vote by ballot of the committee. The ballot must include a “no award” option.
- The Award plaques are prepared by the MetSoc office and presented by the Conference Chairman, or designate, either at the close of the keynote address or awards banquet.
- Self nominations are not permitted.