Canada's top Metallurgy & Materials Engineers 2018 Award recipients announced

July 04, 2018
Written by Staff
Montreal - The Metallurgy & Materials Society of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (MetSoc of CIM) is pleased to announce the 2018 awards recipients.

The Recognition of Excellence Program at MetSoc aims to honour those members of the ociety who have excelled through their outstanding achievements and contributions to metallurgy and related fields. The program includes award categories from Environment achievements to contributions as an academic or research scientist. MetSoc of CIM's awards program is sponsored by Hatch, Rio Tinto, TECK and XPS Expert Process Solutions through support of the student Foundation.

"Over the years, many people and organizations have contributed significantly to the development of the Canadian Metals Industry. Although there are a myriad ways to recognize these contributions, as members of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum Society our most effective method of publicly recognizing these contributions is through the presentation of a MetSoc award" says James Budac, President of MetSoc of CIM, Manager of Process Technology at Sherritt International Corporation.

The recipients will be recognized in person at the 57th Annual Conference of Metallurgists (COM 2018 hosted at MS&T18) on October 15th, 2018 in Columbus, Ohio.

The 2018 Recipients of MetSoc are:

MetSoc Airey Award
Sam Marcuson, Vale (retired)

Silver Medal
Priti Wanjara, National Research Council Canada

MetSoc Brimacombe Award
Jun Song, McGill University

MetSoc Innovation Award
Acousto Ultrasonic-Echo (AU-E) non-destructive testing (NDT) technique developed in Canada by Dr. Afshin Sadri and the Hatch NDT team

MetSoc Distinguished Materials Scientist Award
Xinjin Cao, NRC Aerospace Manufacturing Technology Centre

MetSoc Doctoral Scholarship
Georgios Kolliopoulos, University of Toronto

MetSoc Master Scholarship
Shauna Litke, University of British Columbia

ABOUT MetSoc of CIM:
The Metallurgy & Materials Society (MetSoc) of CIM (Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy & Petroleum) serves members, society and others involved in the research, development and application science and technology for environmentally responsible extraction, fabrication, utilization and recycling of metals and materials. For more information, visit

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