Bangor University Professor awarded Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining ‘Platinum Medal’
Professor Bill Lee, Sêr Cymru Professor in Materials for Extreme Environments at Bangor University has been awarded the ‘Platinum Medal’ by The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3).
The IOM3 is a major UK science and engineering institution whose activities promote and develop all aspects of the Materials Cycle, from exploration and extraction to characterisation, processing and application, to product recycling, repurposing and reuse.
Their annual IOM3 Awards recognise outstanding contribution and achievement across engineering and scientific excellence and industry best practice. Recognising the highest achieving individuals and groups in the field of materials, minerals, and mining.
Professor Lee who heads Bangor University’s Nuclear Futures Institute and winner of the Platinum Medal said:
I am really pleased and honoured to receive this award. It is always nice to be recognised by your peers especially in the midst of a pandemic! While I receive the Platinum Award, it is the culmination of much hard work, endeavour and brilliance from researchers in my teams, as well as academic, industry and government colleagues
Professor Lee has also been awarded a Distinguished Life Member Award of the American Ceramic Society recently. The Distinguished Life Member Award is the highest honour accorded to members of the scientific and technical organisation and recognises eminent contribution to the ceramic and glass sciences profession.
The American Ceramic Society is the leading professional membership organization for ceramic and materials scientists, engineers, researchers, manufacturers, plant personnel, educators, and students. The Society serves more than 10,000 members from more than 70 countries.