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The Anders Gustaf Ekeberg Tantalum Prize is named after the discoverer of tantalum and will be awarded to the lead author(s) of the published paper or patent that is judged by an independent panel of experts to have made the greatest contribution to understanding the processing, properties or applications of tantalum. It is open to any published paper or patent that is judged to advance knowledge and understanding of tantalum.
To submit or recommend a publication for consideration for the 2018 Award, please contact the T.I.C. office at [email protected] or any member of the T.I.C. Executive Committee by May 31st 2018. Papers may be submitted by e-mail attachment, or by regular mail.
To be eligible for consideration the publication must be in English and be made between 24 and 6 months before the award ceremony at a T.I.C. General Assembly. Therefore, to be eligible for the October 2018 Prize, a publication must be dated between October 2016 and April 2018.
How publications will be judged
The T.I.C. is secretariat to the Prize and will create a shortlist of eligible publications for consideration by the independent panel of experts. The panel of experts will vote on the winner.
Suitable subjects may include, but are not limited to:
- Processing of tantalum minerals, synthetic concentrates or other raw materials
- Tantalum used in capacitors or other electronic applications
- Tantalum metallurgy and mill products, including alloys
- The use of tantalum powder in additive manufacturing (3D printing) as pure metal or in an alloy
- Medical (including dental) applications of tantalum
- Recycling of tantalum-bearing scrap
- Innovative new applications for tantalum
The prize giving ceremony
The initial Prize will be awarded at the 59th General Assembly in Kigali, Rwanda, in October 2018. For further information please contact the T.I.C. office.