IUMRS Global Leadership
& Service Award
The IUMRS Global Leadership & Service Award is to honour individuals who have demonstrated outstanding leadership through service, having measurable impact to the global community, relating to materials connected research and education, serving multi and interdisciplinary fields. The target is not to award a scientist or a research work but personalities that due to their efforts all research and academics do benefit from it. Typically, it is a high-ranking personality or a public servant responsible to define science and technology policies.
This award is aligned with the global IUMRS philosophy concerning Science and Technology, the motivations are connected to the science and technology responsibility, mainly connected to the challenges of the future. Each award is typically given for no more than two outstanding personalities, from different continents, together with someone noticeable by his career connected to materials science and technology as an enabler.
The award is by nomination only. The nomination committee may consist of all presidents of IUMRS adherent bodies, the past awardees; other key personalities, coming from the Academy and other noticeable science and technology associations, worldwide, cordially invited by the award committee up to four months in advance of the award ceremony lead by the chair of the IUMRS award committee and the chair of the subcommittee and Global Leadership & Service Award.
The prize comprises a gold medal. It is typically presented at a specially arranged award ceremony which is attended by high ranking personnel such as ministers, members of parliament, members of academy of sciences, etc.
All past winners of the IUMRS Global Leadership & Service Award made significant impacts to the society. The following is a list of past recipients of the IUMRS Global Leadership & Service Award.