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International award recognition for research on strategy to improve piezoelectric performance of Niobium-based materials

Charles Hatchett Award 2021
Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE)'s Liu Huajun, Ivan Tan, Chen Yi Fan, Yao Kui and Institute of High Performance Computing (IHPC)’s Ong Phuong Khuong, and their university collaborators have won the 2021 Charles Hatchett Award. 
The winning publication provides a general approach to designing and optimizing various functional materials. A successful implementation of this strategy in bulk material is promising for producing Niobium-based, lead-free bulk ceramic with competitive performance properties to lead zirconate titanate (PZT), which has been recognized with the 2021 Charles Hatchett Award.  

The Charles Hatchett Award was established in 1979 by the Companhia Brasileira de Metalurgia e Mineração (Portuguese for Brazilian Metallurgy and Mining Company), or CBMM in short. It is presented by the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3) annually. The award recognizes the best-published research on the science and technology of niobium and its alloys. The award medal is cast in pure niobium. 

Dr. Yao and Dr. Liu are invited to represent the team to receive the award at the 2021 IOM3 Premier Awards Ceremony in London, the United Kingdom, on 7 December 2021.

Heartiest congratulations to all the award recipients!


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