Rules for The Paton Prize

Rules for The Paton Award

The Evgenij Paton Prize will be awarded by the International Institute of Welding every year. The Prize will be awarded to an individual who has made a significant contribution to science and technology through his (her) life time dedication to applied research and development in the field of advanced technologies, materials and equipment for welding and allied processes. Specifically, the Prize will be awarded in one of two possible categories:
  • Odd years - Category (A): for applied research and development which has been successfully utilized in different industries and new spheres of human endeavours,
  • Even years - Category (B): for the development of new industrial equipment, materials, and structures using welding and allied processes, which has been successfully implemented by industry.

Eligibility

Nominations may be made by members of the Board of Directors, the Technical Management Board, or any Member Society.

The Award

The Evgenij Paton Prize consists of a Medal and Diploma given by the National Welding Committee of the Ukraine and the E.O. Paton Electric Welding Institute. The Award also includes a visit by the winner to the E.O. Paton Electric Welding Institute in Kiev, Ukraine. The Representative of the National Welding Committee of Ukraine will present the Medal and Diploma to the winner during the Opening Ceremony of the next IIW Annual Assembly.

Paton Award Process

The nominations will be considered by a Jury appointed for the purpose and chaired by the Chairman of the Technical Management Board. Members of the Technical Management Board are eligible for nomination for the award, in which case they may not serve on the Jury. The Jury will be comprised of members of the Technical Management Board appointed for the purpose, and an individual representing the National Welding Committee of the Ukraine and the E.O. Paton Electric Welding Institute. Details of the Jury’s nominee for the award will be circulated for approval to the Technical Management Board. The TMB decision shall be approved by the Board of Directors.

Application Requirements

Nominations shall be accompanied by a concise (one or two page) summary of the nominee’s achievements in applied research and/or development, and a list of significant publications by the nominee.


More information is available by contacting the IIW General Secretariat.