Department of Materials


19 Nov 2020

Materials graduate wins prestigious IOM3 Award for academic excellence

A Materials Engineering graduate from Loughborough has been awarded with an Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3) Award for demonstrating academic excellence.

Tasmin Boam, a MEng Materials Engineering graduate, will be presented with the RH Craven Award, which honours the best graduate in polymer materials.

Tasmin joins a successful heritage of Loughborough IOM3 Award winners, with a further two of the university’s graduates winning the RH Craven Award in recent years. 

Tasmin graduated in 2020 and now works as a Development Engineer at Composites Evolution, where she develops composites, often including bioderived material. Upon hearing the news of her award win, Tasmin said: "It is a huge honour to receive this award and I am grateful to the IOM3 for recognising me. I would like to thank the Department of Materials for their support over the past five years, and for providing such a great platform into a career in materials engineering. In particular, I want to thank my project supervisors - Dr Fiona Hatton and Dr Sara Ronca."

Though this year's IOM3 Awards ceromony has been cancelled, Tasmin has been invited to next year's in order to celebrate her win, hopefully in person. 

Congratulations Tamsin, from the School of Aeronautical, Automotive, Chemical and Materials Engineering.