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Dr Kathy Christofidu wins the Grünfeld Memorial Award & Medal

Huge congratulations to Dr Kathy Christofidu who has won the IOM3 Grünfeld Memorial Award & Medal.

Dr Kathy Christofidou is Royce at Sheffield’s Technology Platform Lead for Materials Discovery & Prototyping and is a recognised leader within the field of high entropy alloys.

The Grünfeld Memorial Award & Medal is presented in recognition of professional contribution by an individual in early to mid-career, that has had significant influence on the engineering application of components made from any alloys in the metallurgical industries.

Commenting on the Award, Professor Serena Cussen, Head of Sheffield University’s Department of Materials Science and Engineering, said:

“In addition to her outstanding research activities, Dr Christofidou engages with the broader research community and is held in very high regard amongst her peers. This is demonstrated through her memberships of high profile committees, including the IOM3 Materials Chemistry Committee and her regular invitations to organise prestigious symposia and workshops. She is going to be an excellent ambassador for the IOM3 as a recipient of the Grunfeld Memorial Award and Medal.”

Dr Kathy Christofidou added:

“I had the great pleasure last night of accepting the IOM3 Grünfeld medal for work on superalloys for propulsion.  This is a celebration of collaboration – and it was a true honour receiving it in a room with so many inspiring women. Many thanks to the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at The University of Sheffield for the nomination particularly Prof. Serena Cussen and all at Rolls-Royce for their support.”

A particular highlight is that Kathy’s accolade is also in succession to Dr Ed Pickering, Royce Research Area Lead for the Advanced Metals Processing, who was the awarded the very same medal last year.

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