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Welding Institute Awards: Outstanding Personal Contribution

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Fri, 04 October, 2019

The Welding Institute is ready to receive nominations for the 2020 annual awards.

Among the awards for which you can send in your nominations is the Johnson Matthey plc sponsored award for Outstanding Personal Contribution.

The award is given in memory of Harry Brooker, who played a key role in introducing low temperature silver brazing alloys into British industry back in 1935. Harry Brooker went on to become the Chief Executive and Managing Director of Johnson Matthey and promoted research with The Welding Institute on the resistance welding of aluminium following the end of the Second World War.

The Outstanding Personal Contribution Award recognises an individual’s input to the science, technology and industrial exploitation of materials joining. The award also seeks to recognise high industrial research or educational responsibility of a character who has beneficially influenced the advancement of materials joining technology.

The closing date for applications/nominations is 1 December 2019.

Last year’s award was won by Henryk Pikarski who worked at TWI between 1973 and 2014 as a technologist, a section manager and finally as a Technology Fellow. You can find out more about Henryk’s invaluable contribution to the welding profession here.

Please see here to find out more about the Outstanding Personal Contribution Award and send in your nomination.

Henryk Pikarski (right) with Mike Clover of Johnson Matthey plc
Henryk Pikarski (right) with Mike Clover of Johnson Matthey plc

For more information please email:


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