As successor to the West of Scotland Iron and Steel Institute, the Association is able to award the prestigious Riley Medal.
The Riley Medal is named after James Riley, the first President of the West of Scotland ISI.
He was a nationally known figure and a member of the Iron and Steel Institute based in London.
The medal has been awarded discontinuously over almost 100 years in recognition of the impact individuals have made to the promotion and advancement of the science and technology of metals, alloys and allied materials.
Sometimes, the award was made to recognise the technical contribution made by the recipients, for example William Barr and I M McKenzie. In other cases, the award acknowledged prolonged and dedicated professional service: past Secretaries P W Thomas and A MacLaggan and long serving Treasurer Dr J M Arrowsmith have each received the medal. Other recipients such as Viscount Weir, Sir Ian Wood and Dr Peter Hughes were selected on account of their leadership of the wider industry.
Further information on James Riley
A full list of the recipients of the Riley medal can be found below:
|1951||R P Towndrow|
|1957||W Barr and I M Mackenzie|
|1959||E H Baldwin, I M Mathieson and D B McNeill|
|1966||H W Kirkby|
|1974||P W Thomas|
|1992||J M Arrowsmith and Viscount Weir|
|1994||Sir Ian Wood|
|2020||Prof E Tanner, Prof T N Baker and J R Wilcox|
The association awards three prizes annually to students who have demonstrated an excellent knowledge in their chosen materials based area.
The prizes are awarded to students studying on two undergraduate programmes at the University Of Glasgow; Mechanical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering and one student studying at Edinburgh Napier University; MSc Advanced Materials Engineering.
|University of Glasgow||Mechanical Engineering||2015||Karolis Siksnius|
|2020||Luis Gonzalez Camacho|
|University of Glasgow||Biomedical Engineering||2014||Anna Zalauf|
|2020||Emma Garcia Legler|
|Edinburgh Napier University||Advanced Materials Engineering||2014||Morten Nordahl|
|2017||Maria Lang Penalver|