The Welding Institute is inviting nominations for its 2017 annual awards, which will be presented in the early summer of next year at a special ceremony followed by dinner at Imperial War Museum Duxford.
The Welding Institute Awards recognise outstanding achievements in our industry and the contributions and achievements of individuals or successful partnerships worldwide, working in the development and application of welding, joining and related technologies. Each award comes with a significant cash prize, and carries the prestige of endorsement by industry experts.
The awards panel invites nominations for the following:
The Brooker Award, named after Harry Brooker, recognises personal contribution to the science, technology and industrial exploitation of materials joining.
Henry Robert Brooker (1914–76) was chief executive of Johnson Matthey. The first medal under the company’s sponsorship was presented in 1977.
The Bevan Braithwaite Award was first introduced in 2008 in memory of former chief executive of TWI, Bevan Braithwaite, who initiated the first phase of the development of the TWI site at Granta Park.
The award is made to recognise a recipient’s enterprise to the benefit of welding and joining. It recognises enthusiastic and passionate promotion of a vision, and strategic drive to turn the vision into reality.
The Lidstone Award. This award is made to an individual under 40 years of age who is deemed to have made the most significant contribution to the advancement of welding technology during the five years preceding the year of the award.
The first award was made in 1970 as a commemoration of the work of Leslie Lidstone, chief executive at ESAB, who sponsored the award until recently. TWI continues the award to encourage and promote talented young engineers in the field.
The Larke-Lillicrap Award is a combination of the Larke Medal and the Lillicrap Medal from 2008. It acknowledges an individual or team with the most influence or impact on the practical application of novel welding or joining knowledge or technology through published work.
Honorary Fellowships are conferred in recognition of the recipient’s contributions to, and standing in, the welding engineering community at an international level.
Distinguished service awards recognise Professional Members of The Welding Institute who have performed an outstanding service for the organisation at a national level.
The closing date for nominations is 30 November 2016.
For information or assistance in compiling and submitting a nomination, please contact us.