Researchers to receive coveted welding industry awards

The Welding Technology Institute of Australia (WTIA) will present two University of Wollongong Research Fellows with prestigious awards next month in Sydney.

Dr Mark Callaghan will receive the WTIA Chris Smallbone International Award 2009 to promote technology innovation in Australia through involvement in the outcomes of the WTIA and the International Institute of Welding (IIW).

He will receive a prize trip to attend the IIW Annual Assembly and International Conference being held from 10 to 17 July 2010 in Istanbul, Turkey.

Nathan Larkin will receive the WTIA Sir William Hudson Memorial Award Research Support Category 2009.

The Awards will be presented at the WTIA Annual Awards Dinner on 12 May 2010 during National Manufacturing Week at the Novotel Hotel, Sydney Olympic Park.

Dr Callaghan and Mr Larkin are both Research Fellows of UOW’s Engineering Faculty and are involved in DMTC’s Armour Applications program. UOW is a Core Participant of DMTC.

DMTC’s CEO Dr Mark Hodge congratulates both men on their respective Awards, which are a richly deserved acknowledgement for the excellence of their work.

Award recipients Nathan Larkin (left) and Dr Mark Callaghan (right) in the laser-hybrid welding rig in the Manufacturing Research Laboratory. Photograph by Mark Newsham.

Posted by DMTC on April 28th, 2010