Acta Materialia Gold Medal

The Acta Materialia Gold Medal has been awarded annually since 1973 by Acta Materialia, Inc., with partial support from Elsevier, Ltd.

The award recognizes undisputed world leaders who have demonstrated excellence and leadership in biomaterials, including basic science and translation to practice.

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Background

The Acta Materialia Gold Medal has been awarded annually since 1973 by Acta Materialia, Inc., with partial support from Elsevier, Ltd.

Acta Biomaterialia Gold Medal award honors a tradition of excellence in research and practical application and recognizes outstanding accomplishments of investigators in the growing international biomaterials community.


Winners

Nominees are solicited each year from the Cooperating Societies, Sponsoring Societies of Acta Materialia, Inc. and general biomaterials community, based on demonstrated ability and leadership in biomaterials research and technology.

View the winners and latest announcements on the journal news page


Application Process

We invite nominations from the biomaterials science community for the Acta Biomaterialia Gold Medal Award. The awardee should be an undisputed world leader in the field of biomaterials, whose accomplishments in discovery and translation to practice are surpassing and known to all in the field. Nominations should consist of the nominee's curriculum vitae and a letter of nomination. Seconding nomination letters are recommended. The selection process will be conducted by an international panel of distinguished judges and a suitable presentation venue will be arranged for the following year.

The candidates are placed on a ballot for the selection committee (a distinguished panel of international judges). A preferential ballot is then conducted among the judges and the candidate with the most points is awarded the Gold Medal.

Nomination documents should be sent electronically or by hardcopy to:

Prof. Carolyn Hansson, Executive Secretary Acta Materialia, Inc. Department of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering, University of Waterloo, 200 University Avenue West, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, N2L 3G1 chansson@uwaterloo.ca

Nomination deadline: 31 December of each year


Award and Ceremony

A gold medal (worth USD $5,000), an inscribed certificate and a cash honorarium are awarded to the winner. The Acta Materialia Gold Medal is awarded at MRS Fall meeting.