Materials engineer honoured posthumously with award in his name

The Minerals, Metals and Mining Society (TMS) has announced a new award in honour of Keith Brimacombe (1943-1997), former student and professor in the Dept. of Materials Engineering at UBC.

The Brimacombe Medalist will first be awarded in 2012, with nominations open until April 1, 2011. The award is designed to recognize professionals in the middle portion of their career, for sustained excellence and achievement in business, technology, education, public policy, or science related to materials science and engineering.

Brimacombe is considered a pioneer in the materials field and his extensive contribution to metallurgy was recognized with many honours and awards during his lifetime, including the Order of Canada in 1989.

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