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​​Spanish researchers won the 2014 Charles Hatchett Award for their two-part paper, "Precipitation of Nb in Ferrite after Austenite Conditioning Part I: Microstructural Characterization and Part II: Strengthening Contribution in High-Strength Low-Alloy (HSLA) Steels," published in Metallurgical and Materials Transactions.

Isabel Gutié​rrez, Beatriz Pereda, Amaia Iza-Mendia and Miren Alazne Altuna received their medals -- minted in niobium and bearing the likeness of the man who discovered the element -- at the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining 2014 Premier Awards Dinner held in London in July.

The Charles Hatchett Award is bestowed annually in recognition of the paper considered by an international panel of experts to be the most important work published on niobium and its alloys. CBMM has sponsored the award since its inception in 1979.

The Charles Hatchett Seminar is held in tandem with the award ceremony. The theme of this year's seminar was Modeling to Optimize the Processing of Niobium Steels. A presentation of the award-winning paper was delivered at the seminar and can be viewed here. 

Visit CBMM's Charles Hatchett Award page or the award's official website to learn about past winners, the selection process or to view additional videos.