Events Awards

Institute Awards 

The Institute presents the following five events awards:
The Jim Cottier Travel Scholarship

The Jim Cottier Travel Scholarship was introduced to aid the professional development of BINDT members by attending an overseas conference.

Details of award: A contribution of up to £1000 for travel expenses.
Eligibility:
Any Institute members who are in the early stage of their careers, ie who are either students or are within the first five years of full-time employment.
Nomination arrangements:
Candidates should submit an application which demonstrates how the candidate will benefit professionally from the proposed visit.

Committee responsible: Awards Committee.

A list of all previous winners of the Jim Cottier Travel Scholarship can be found here.


The William Gardner Award
The
William
Gardner Award is for the best paper published in the proceedings of the Institute’s Annual Conference on NDT by a person in the early stages of their career.

Details of award: A certificate, a cash sum of £250 and free Institute membership for one year.
Eligibility:
Anyone who is either a student or within the first five years of full-time employment, who presents a paper at the NDT Annual Conference and has the paper published in the Proceedings.
Nomination arrangements:
Anyone who notifies the Conference organisers when submitting their paper that they meet the criteria.
Committee responsible: NDT Technical Committee.

2016 winners: F A Biruu, E Balaban, E Ahmad and M Missous

The 2016 award, sponsored by the South West School of NDT, went to Firew Biruu from the University of Manchester for his paper, co-authored by Messrs Balaban, Ahmad and Missous: ‘Quantum Hall-effect sensor-based handheld magnetic scanner with programmable electromagnetic coil for NDT of ferromagnetic and non-ferromagnetic materials’.

A list of all previous winners of the William Gardner Award can be found here.

The Len Gelman Award

The Len Gelman Award is awarded for the best paper in the Proceedings of the CM Annual Conference by a person in the early stages of their career.

Details of award:
A certificate, a cash sum of £250 and free Institute membership for one year.

Eligibility:
Anyone who is either a student or within the first five years of full-time employment, who presents a paper at the CM Annual Conference and has the paper published in the Proceedings.

Nomination arrangements:
Anyone who notifies the Conference organisers when submitting their paper that they meet the criteria.

Committee responsible: 
CM Technical Committee.


2016 winners: M A A Ismail / S Kolbe

Sponsored by SpectraQuest, the 2016 Len Gelman Award for the best paper in the proceedings by a person in the early stages of their career was awarded jointly to Stuart Kolbe and Mohamed Ismail. The judging panel were particularly impressed with the high standard of the papers entered for the award this year.


A list of all previous winners of the Len Gelman Award can be found here.

The Annual Conference Attendance Award

The Annual Conference Attendance Award aims to encourage attendance at the BINDT Annual Conferences by contributors from foreign nations.

Details of award: A contribution towards travel, subsistence and conference fees, typically up to £750 with a free full-time registration (depending on individual circumstances).
Eligibility:
Individuals from the profession of NDT or CM who wish to attend the Annual Conference but are unable to do so due to financial constraints. Applicants can be at an early career stage or experienced contributors.

Nomination arrangements:
Form to be completed by applicant on acceptance of
paper to be presented at the NDT or CM Annual Conference.

CM 2016 winner: Madhav Mishra, Luleå University of Technology, Luleå, Sweden

NDT 2016 winner: Beatriz Larrañaga Valsero, Polytechnical University of Madrid, Spain

The 2016 winner of the Annual Conference Attendance Award was Beatriz Larrañaga Valsero from the Polytechnical University of Madrid, Spain, who presented a paper at NDT 2016 on the ultrasonic characterisation of composites.

Please click here to read a report by Beatriz Larrañaga Valsero.

Further information on the Annual Conference Attendance Award and the full terms and conditions can be found here.

Aerospace Award
The Aerospace Award recognises significant contributions to the NDT community within the aerospace sector.

Details of award: Certificate and free entry to the Aerospace Event of that year, where the award will be presented (for groups, only one person will gain free entry).
Eligibility: Nominees can be individuals or groups who have made significant contributions to the NDT community either through R&D, technology innovation development or transfer, by developing strategies leading to new technology development and exploitation, by contribution to standards or by facilitating significant change within the aerospace sector. Nominations can relate to a specific technological innovation or for contributions to a number of innovations over their career, including those providing significant contributions in a support role. 

Nomination arrangements: Nominations will come from the Aerospace Committee (nominations may also be submitted by any other BINDT Committee). The NDT Technical Committee (NDTTC) will also be invited to submit nominations. 
Awarding
arrangements: The award will be made at the Aerospace Event by the Chair of the Aerospace Committee. The winner will also be asked to issue a plenary-style short paper on the content of the award.
Committee responsible: Aerospace Committee.

A nomination form can be downloaded here.

Further information on the Aerospace Award can be found here.


Details of all Institute Awards can be found here.