Dr Leo Prakash posthumously awarded 2019 Ivor Jenkins Medal

News
April 16, 2019

April 16, 2019

Dr Leo Prakash posthumously awarded 2019 Ivor Jenkins Medal

Dr Leo Prakash has been awarded the 2019 Ivor Jenkins Medal, posthumously

 

The UK’s Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3) has named Dr Leo Prakash the recipient of its 2019 Ivor Jenkins Medal, posthumously. The annual award is presented to individuals in recognition of a significant contribution that has enhanced the scientific, industrial or technological understanding of materials processing or component production using Powder Metallurgy and particulate materials.

Dr Prakash, who passed away aged sixty-nine in February 2019, was a renowned authority in the field of cemented carbides and other hard materials. His pioneering work in the late 1970s and early 1980s on iron-based binders for hardmetals led to the commercialisation of several alternatives to pure cobalt and laid the foundation for the wave of recent research into and development of low cobalt and cobalt-free hardmetals, an important topic considering the status of cobalt as a critical raw material as well as the current strict classification issues.

From the mid-late 1980s and into the 1990s, his fundamental studies into the mechanisms of grain growth inhibition and sintering of the very finest grained tungsten carbide hardmetals at the time were also of great significance for the industry, as were his studies of material properties and performance in both laboratory tests and practical applications.

For the last ten years, Dr Prakash was Co-chairman of EuroHM, the European hard materials group within the European Powder Metallurgy Association (EPMA). He authored or co-authored over forty publications in international journals, conferences and textbooks.

www.iom3.org

News
April 16, 2019

In the latest issue of Metal AM magazine

Download PDF
 

Extensive AM industry news coverage, as well as the following exclusive deep-dive articles:

  • The GRCop story: The development, production and Additive Manufacturing of NASA’s rocket engine alloys
  • Formnext 2023: Innovations in metal Additive Manufacturing from the industry’s leading international exhibition
  • Cybersecurity in Additive Manufacturing: Securing the industry’s future
  • Additive Manufacturing in the jewellery industry: exploring the potential of platinum and titanium
  • Mission possible: The five-year plan to gain FAA and EASA acceptance of in-process monitoring

The world of metal AM to your inbox

Don't miss any new issue of Metal AM magazine, and get the latest industry news. Sign up to our twice weekly newsletter.

Sign up

Discover our magazine archive…

The free to access Metal Additive Manufacturing magazine archive offers unparalleled insight into the world of metal Additive Manufacturing from a commercial and technological perspective through:

  • Reports on visits to leading metal AM part manufacturers and industry suppliers
  • Articles on technology and application trends
  • Information on materials developments
  • Reviews of key technical presentations from the international conference circuit
  • International industry news

All past issues are available to download as free PDFs or view in your browser.

Browse the archive

Looking for AM machines, metal powders or part manufacturing services?

Discover suppliers of these and more in our comprehensive advertisers’ index and buyer’s guide, available in the back of Metal AM magazine.

  • AM machines
  • Process monitoring & calibration
  • Heat treatment & sintering
  • HIP systems & services
  • Pre- & post-processing technology
  • Powders, powder production and analysis
  • Part manufacturers
  • Consulting, training & market data
View online
Share via
Copy link
Powered by Social Snap