The Council of the Welding Institute confers a number of awards on an annual basis which are presented at the TWI Annual Dinner. As no TWI Annual Dinner will be held in 2011, Council invites nominations from the period 2010 through 2011 for consideration for award in June 2012.
The Brooker Medal, sponsored by Johnson Matthey plc, is awarded in recognition of the recipient's personal contribution to the science, technology and industrial exploitation of materials joining. It recognises high industrial, research or educational responsibility of a character which has beneficially influenced the advancement of materials joining technology.
The Leslie Lidstone Medal, sponsored by ESAB Group UK, is awarded annually to the person under 40 years of age who is deemed to have made the most significant contribution, not associated with the manufacture and supply of welding consumables and equipment to the advancement of welding technology during the period of five years preceding the year of the award.
The Larke-Lillicrap Award is awarded annually to the individual or team who has had most influence or impact upon the practical application of novel welding or joining knowledge or technology. The subject may be presented in a published academic or research paper but the nomination will be assessed on its practical application value and impact on welding and joining in real-world engineering. Engineering project applications may well be used to support nominations but it is essential that the technical content has been published to the benefit of the welding and joining community.
Bevan Braithwaite Award
Bevan Braithwaite Award is a new award for 2008 and is made in recognition of the recipient's enterprise to the benefit of welding and joining. It recognises enthusiastic and passionate promotion of a vision, and strategic drive to cause that vision to become a successful reality. A positive thinker and a decision-maker, the recipient will have shown persistence and determination in the face of challenges, and will have been innovative and resourceful in managing risks and persuading others to take advantage of opportunities to start new organisations or revitalise existing organisations.
Enterprising activities may be substantially different depending on the type of organization and sphere of influence. They may range from solo projects to major undertakings and may benefit welding and joining in a variety of ways, including; development of new markets, discovery of new sources of materials, mobilisation of capital resources, introduction of new technologies, creation of employment, and generation of economic growth.
Distinguished Service Award
Members and Branches of the Welding & Joining Society are invited to make nominations for this award, which is offered in recognition of outstanding contributions to The Welding Institute on a national basis, as a result of which the position of the Institute has been significantly advanced.
Honorary Fellowship of The Welding Institute is conferred in recognition of the recipient's contributions to, and standing in, the welding engineering community at an international level.
Please complete the nomination form below and return to firstname.lastname@example.org The closing date for nominations is 30 November 2011.