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:: Futers Gold Medal to Prof. Derek Fray


The 2015 IOM3 Futers Gold Medal as been awarded to Derek Fray FRS FRChem FIMMM.

Derek has had an illustrious career in the minerals industry. He has undertaken a number of senior research, teaching and administrative positions at Fitzwilliam College, University of Cambridge. In 1991, he decided to pursue his teaching and research activities by accepting the post of Professor of Minerals Engineering and Head of the Mining and Minerals Department at the University of Leeds and returned to Cambridge as Professor of Materials Chemistry in 1996 and in 2001 was appointed Head of Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy at Cambridge. He became a Professorial Fellow and, in 2007, Life Fellow of Fitzwilliam College.

In 2007, he was appointed to his present post, Director of Research and Emeritus Professor of Materials Chemistry. Professor Fray has more than 450 technical papers and publications to his name and has been granted around 150 patents. Derek has been awarded many honours during his career and was appointed a Fellow of the Royal Society in 2008. He holds Honorary Professorships at several Universities in China and is Visiting Professor at Leeds University.

In 2011, the Fray International Symposium was convened in his honour. Professor Fray has been a Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining since 1988 and been previously honoured by the Institute including the Gold medal in 2000.




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