Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia - 13 September 2023: Professor Mohd Sapuan Salit the first Malaysian recipient of the William Johnson International Gold Medal
Professor Mohd Sapuan Salit, a professor of composite materials and Head of Advanced Engineering Materials and Composites Research Centre, Universiti Putra Malaysia is awarded the William Johnson International Gold Medal during the Advances of Materials Processing Technologies Conference (AMPT 2023) held at Tenara Hotel, Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia. The award, was established in memory of Professor William Johnson by the member of AMPT Steering Committee and his colleagues at UMIST (University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology), is awarded in recognition for lifetime achievement in Materials Processing Research and Education.
Professor Mohd Sapuan is the first Malaysian to receive the William Johnson International Gold Medal. The award was presented by AMPT Steering Committee, Professor Dr M.S.J. Hashmi.
“I am very honoured to receive this prestigious award. I attended AMPT conference in 1998, held in Malaysia. It was a very prestigious conference and after 25 years, AMPT Steering Committee has selected me as this year winner and I am very proud to be the first Malaysian awarded this award” Professor Mohd Sapuan said.
The past recipients of the William Johnson International Gold Medal are listed as follows:
1993 - William Johnson (United Kingdom)
1997 - F.W. Travis (United Kingdom)
1998 - T. Nakagawa (Japan)
1999 - J.G. Williams (United Kingdom)
2001 - J.V. Wood (United Kingdom)
2003 - L. Donrzenski (Poland)
2005. - S.K. Ghosh (United Kingdom)
2006 - M.S.J. Hashmi (Ireland)
2007 - Y.T. Im (South Korea)
2008 - B.S. Yilbas (Saudi Arabia)
2009 - Mustafizur Rahman (Singapore)
2010 - Jean-Loupe Chenot (France)
2011 - Temel Kotil (Turkiye)
2012 - Kiet Tieu (Australia)
2013 - Stephan Reid (United Kingdom), Hong Hocheng (Taiwan), Zone-Ching Lin (Taiwan)
2014 - John Monaghan (Ireland), Emin Bayraktar (France), Mohhamed Al-Sultan (Saudi Arabia)
2015 - Bernd Kieback (Germany), I.S. Jawahir (USA)
2016 - Jose Manuel Torralba (Spain)
2017 - Padmanabhan Ragupathy (India), Krisnamurthy Ragukandhan (India)
2018 - Dermot Brabazon (Ireland), Faruk Yiggit (Turkiye)
2022 - Massimo Pellizzari (Italy)
Date of Input: 14/09/2023 | Updated: 14/09/2023 | no.j
Faculty of Engineering,
Universiti Putra Malaysia,
43400 UPM Serdang,
Selangor Darul Ehsan.