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Professor John Monaghan Awarded the William Johnson Ìnternational Gold Medal

20 August 2014

Professor John Monaghan was awarded the William Johnson International Gold Medal for his lifetime achievements in Materials Processing Research and Teaching at a ceremony held in DCU on Thursday 14 August 2014. The award ceremony was attended by academics from TCD, DIT, UCD and DCU and also members of Professor Monaghan's family. 

The Advances in Materials and Processing Technologies (AMPT) conference series was founded in 1990 at Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireland. The AMPT conference series provides a forum for academics, researchers and practicing engineers to meet and exchange innovative ideas and information on all aspects of material processing technologies.

To recognise and appreciate distinguished academic achievements, AMPT Steering Committee has established an award of a Gold Medal after Professor William Johnson DSc, FRS, FEng formerly of the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology and Cambridge University. This International Gold Medal is awarded to a most distinguished academic in materials processing research and teaching and is crafted from pure gold.

The award of the William Johnson International Gold Medal is made through nomination to the Steering Committee by the members of each AMPT Conference Organising Committee, the International Technical Advisory Committee as well as the delegates attending and those who have attended AMPT conferences, based on:

  • Publication record in journals.
  • Number of PhD students supervised to completion.
  • Record of securing funding for research from external and internal sources.
  • International standing as an academic in relation to teaching.
  • Extent of contributions to the profession of the materials processing fraternity/community and industry.



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