IMS Awards

IMS Awards

Henry Clifton Sorby Award

The Sorby Award, established in 1975, presented annually to recognize more than 25 years of achievement in the field of metallography, materials characterization and materials science. Traditionally, the Sorby Award recipient is to present a keynote lecture highlighting some aspect of his/her work. The person selected must be considered an international figure in the field. The award is a plaque.

Rules (pdf)
List of past recipients (pdf)

IMS Buehler Technical Paper Award

The award is presented for the Best Paper in the IMS journal Metallography, Microstructure, and Analysis.  A commemorative plaque and a $1,000 cash award, endorsed by Buehler are presented at the IMS Annual Convention to the author(s) of the paper judged best in dealing with the practice of the metallographic arts.  The award is endowed by Buehler Ltd.

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International Metallographic Contest

This contest draws the interest of metallographers around the world, as they compete for the prestigious ASM-IMS Jacquet Lucas Award of $3,000.  The award is endowed by Buehler Ltd. There are five different classes of competition covering all fields of optical and electron microscopy. In Classes 1 through 3, multiple images and captions are expected to be used to describe how metallography was used to help solve a problem or to describe a unique or unusual technique. Classes 4 and 5 are for artistic pictures. The contest is open to all, including non-members.

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1999 Winners (pdf)
1998 Winners (pdf)
1997 Winners (pdf)

Grand Prize Winners – Jacquet Lucas Award

Grand prize winners in the International Metallographic Contest receive the Jacquet Lucas Award.

List of past recipients of the Jacquet-Lucas Award (pdf)

View winning posters:

2017 Winner (pdf)
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2015 Winner (pdf)
2014 Winner (pdf)
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2012 Winner (pdf)
2011 Winner (pdf)
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2009 Winner (pdf)
2007 Winner (pdf)
2006 Winner (pdf)
2004 Winner (pdf)
2003 Winner (pdf)
2002 winner (pdf)


President's Award

The President's Award is conferred annually by the IMS President in recognition of outstanding service to IMS.

List of past recipients (pdf)