The Welding Institute’s Annual Awards and Dinner took place on 28 June 2016 at King’s College, Cambridge, with nearly 200 invited guests from industry and academia. The event began with an awards presentation ceremony presided over by TWI Associate Director of Professional Affairs, Chris Eady with invited presenters including The Welding Institute’s President, Bertil Pekkari, with Graham Nix, Jack Willingham, Paul Howdle, Richard Dolby OBE, Craig Hunt, Nick Marshall and Peter Bateman.
The Brooker Award (donated by Johnson Matthey plc): Norman Cooper
Larke-Lillicrap Award: Rolls-Royce/TWI electron beam innovation team (Steve Lawler, Nick Bagshaw, Hen Longden, Dan Clark and Chris Disney)
Leslie Lidstone Award: Tat-Hean Gan
Honorary Fellowships: Harry Bhadeshia and John Irven
Distinguished Service Awards: John Krancioch and David Smith
TWI Commendation Award: Maurice Whittaker
Richard Weck Award: Ben Robinson and Heidi Lovelock
Richard Dolby–Rolls-Royce Prize: Catarina Vidal
The Welding Institute Branch Loyal Service Awards: George Bulmer (Eastern Counties Branch), David Rowe (Eastern Counties Branch), Crawford Lochhead (Highlands & Islands Branch) and David Millar (Scottish Branch)
SkillWeld Trophy 2015: Jamie Lee Robinson
Construction Metalwork Competition 2015: Thomas Woodburn
The Armourers & Brasiers’ Company Awards series, supporting education and innovation in metals and materials:
Best NSIRC PhD Student: Marion Bourebrab
Best NSIRC MSc Student: Ilias Giannakeas
Best STEM Ambassador: Catherine Condie
Guest speaker for the evening was Chief Executive of The Lloyd’s Register Foundation, Professor Richard Clegg. Richard spoke of his organisation’s involvement with TWI over many decades and most recently as one the founder sponsors of pioneering initiatives including the National Structural Integrity Research Centre. He highlighted the importance of such close collaboration in directing engineering research and innovation to ensure that industry is best prepared for technological change.
TWI Chief Executive Christoph Wiesner thanked Richard and the guests, notably the Professional Members of The Welding Institute, Industrial Members of TWI, academic partners and business associates, acknowledging their contributions during the evening and their role in the continued progress and success of the organisation.
The Welding Institute Awards are awarded by the Council of The Welding Institute on an annual basis. To read about the background to each award or for a nomination form, please visit our Awards page.
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