Today, we received exciting news.

Richard Blackwell and his wife, Jan Richmond-Blackwell were awarded the President’s Award by the International Metallographic Society at the annual dinner event in Portland, Oregon. 

The International Metallographic Society, otherwise known as IMS, is an affiliate society of ASM International. IMS serves those involved in the examination, analysis, characterization, structure, and evaluation of materials. Annually, The President’s Award is awarded by the IMS President in recognition of outstanding service to IMS. 

Richard is a past President of IMS and a fellow of ASM International (FASM). Jan is a founding member of ASM Materials Camp Canada, now part of the ASM Materials Education Foundation.

We don’t know anyone more deserving of this amazing award. Congratulations, Richard and Jan! 

From left to right: Daniel Dennies, FASM, President of International Metallographic Society, Jan Richmond-Blackwell and Richard Blackwell, FASM.