The Charles Hatchett Award

Advancing our knowledge of niobium and discovering new applications.

The science and technology of niobium

The Charles Hatchett Award is sponsored by Brazilian company CBMM, the premier supplier of niobium products and technology,  and recognises the best published research on the science and technology of niobium. The annual award is selected by a panel of international experts and is ratified by the UK’s Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3). Introduced over 40 years ago, Beta has managed the award process since its inception.


Knowledge transfer


The Award brings together technical experts from around the world and is important to CBMM as it identifies new applications and markets for niobium. To increase the impact of the Award, we have introduced new aspects including seminars and videos, built around the topic of each year’s winning paper to disseminate the findings and facilitate new collaborations for future research.