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WISE Network scientists honoured with prestigious fellowships

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Morwenna SpearSimon CurlingThe start of 2015 has seen two members of WISE Network’s Bangor materials research group, Dr Morwenna Spear and Dr Simon Curling, accepted to the highest grade of membership of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3), a major UK engineering institution and a leading authority in the worldwide materials and mining community.

Dr. Graham Ormondroyd, Head of the Materials Research Group commented:

The materials research group has a very broad remit in the research that we undertake and both Morwenna and Simon have shown the ability to adapt their research across this broad remit whilst retaining a knowledge and reputation in their respected specialisms worthy of a fellowship”.

Both Dr Spear and Dr Curling have elected to join the Wood Technology Society, a division of IOM3, with the purpose of advancing and encouraging the scientific, technical, practical and general knowledge of timber and wood based materials.

Andrew True, Chair of the WTS commented:

It is fantastic to see that the UK can still produce wood and natural materials scientists at a level deserving of a Fellowship of the Institute, I look forward to supporting and working with Morwenna and Simon along with the other Fellows to see the timber industry grow in the U.K.”

IOM3’s activities encompass the whole materials cycle, from exploration and extraction, through characterisation, processing, forming, finishing and application, to product recycling and land reuse. It exists to promote and develop all aspects of materials science and engineering, geology, mining and associated technologies, mineral and petroleum engineering and extraction metallurgy.