Rules for the Yoshiaki Arata Award

Rules for Yoshiaki Arata Award

The Arata Award is given to a person who has realised outstanding achievements in fundamental researches in welding science and technology, and its allied areas, and which have been recognised as a great contribution to the progress of welding engineering and related fields.

Prof. Dr. Yoshiaki Arata has devoted himself for many years to the development of ultra-high energy density heat sources and their applications to welding, cutting and other thermal materials processing. He has also played an important role in the establishment of modern Welding Engineering, Plasma Engineering and High Temperature Technology based on basic physics and materials sciences. For these contributions, he was awarded many prizes such as the Japan Academy Prize, which is the highest award in Japan, the Arthur L. Schawlow Award of the Laser Institute of America, the Goldschmidt-Clermont Prize of IIW, and so on. He is presently a member of The Japan Academy and many foreign Academies of Science.
Prof. Dr. Yoshiaki Arata was deeply committed to IIW activities for many years. He was an important member and made significant contributions to Commission IV since its establishment. He also initiated a new IIW Working Unit for Welding Research Strategy in order to enhance international collaboration and interaction. He served as the first Chairman from 1981 to 1986.

Eligibility

Nominee must:

  • have realised outstanding achievements in fundamental researches in welding science and technology, and its allied areas, and which have been recognised as a great contribution to the progress of welding engineering and related fields:
  • Individuals who are currently serving on the IIW Board of Directors are not eligible for nomination for the Award;
  • The Award will not be granted posthumously.

The Award

The Award is a medal presented at the Opening Ceremony of the Annual Assembly by the head of the Japanese delegation.

Yoshiaki Arata Process

The nominations may be sent by the members of the Board of Directors, the members of the Technical Management Board or the IIW Member Societies to the IIW Chief Executive by November 30 of the previous year. The members of the Technical Management Board are eligible for nomination for the award but shall be excluded from the Jury. The nominations are considered by a Jury composed of the members of the Technical Management Board and a Japanese representative at the intermediate meeting of the Technical Management Board.
The decision of the Jury is recommended for approval by the Board of Directors. Unsuccessful nominations are automatically re-considered for two successive years.


Application Requirements

The nominations shall be accompanied by a one or two page summary of his/her achievements in fundamental research and related published documents.

Entry to the Recognition implies the unconditional acceptance of the present rules. Complete correctly the application form detailed. Applications that simply provide the candidate’s CV will not be considered.


More information is available by contacting the IIW General Secretariat.