Tammann Commemorative Medal
The Tammann Commemorative Medal honours DGM members who have, as leader of a scientific research group in the field of Materials science and engineering , made outstanding contributions to the field in the form of a far-reaching scientific research or technical development concept. It is awarded only once a year, to an individual and serves as a memorial to Gustav Tammann, who established metallurgy as physico-chemical science.
With the Tammann Commemorative Medal, members that have made outstanding contributions to materials science by establishing a far-reaching scientific research or technical development concept in the course of their scientific career and carrying it out in an inventive way, are honoured. The prizewinner should be the head of a scientific working research group. The prize is awarded according to the recommendations of the Award Committee and following the decision reached by the DGM Executive Board. The prize is awarded to an individual, maximum once a year. The award was founded by DGM in 1973 in honour of Gustav Tammann, who established metallurgy as a physico-chemical science. With this annual award, work of far-reaching importance in the field of materials science is honoured. The award is named “Tammann Commemorative Medal XXXX” (XXXX stands for the year in which it is awarded). The Tammann Commemorative Medal honours DGM members who have, as leader of a scientific research group in the field of materials science and engineering, made outstanding contributions to the field in the form of a far-reaching scientific research or technical development concept. The prizewinner should be the head of a scientific working research group. As a rule, the award should not be given to the head of a university or rather research institute. The DGM Executive Board decides on the award-giving, having consulted with the Award Committee I. The Board’s decision is final. The prize can be awarded maximum once a year. The award ceremony can be postponed if no researcher worthy of the prize is recognized. It is not permissible to share the prize. The announcement of the winner take place formally, on the occasion of a main DGM event during the course of that year (e.g. DGM Day). The award consists of a silver coin and a certificate in which the conferring of the award along with a description of the work being recognized is stated. At this main event, the prizewinner presents a summary of the results of the recognized work. The announcement of the prizes to be awarded takes place in the main DGM presentation media. Suggestions may be sent to the main DGM office together with documents evaluating the person (appraisal, CV, scientific career, lists of publications and lectures, copies of prize-worthy work).
Submissions for the evaluation of candidates should be sent as PDF documents by email to: email@example.com
Documents: letter of appraisal (1-2 pages), CV, if necessary list of publications and any other information that may help in the evaluation of a candidate.
Suggestion will be accepted every year until 31st August.
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