JM sponsors Brooker Award for Outstanding Personal Contribution

The Welding Institute (TWI) has announced Dr Isabel Hadley as the winner of their annual Brooker Award for Outstanding Personal Contribution; an award sponsored by Johnson Matthey for over 40 years.

The prestigious award, given in recognition of the recipient’s personal contribution to the science, technology and industrial exploitation of materials joining, is named in memory of our former Chief Executive and Managing Director, Harry Brooker, who was instrumental in introducing low temperature silver brazing alloys into British industry in 1935. Specifically, it recognises high industrial research or educational responsibility of a character which has beneficially influenced the advancement of materials joining technology.


The winner this year, TWI’s Industrial Research Fellow, Dr Isabel Hadley, joined TWI in 1992 and much of her work has centred around the development and application of analytical flaw assessment techniques. Isabel’s significant contribution and commitment to the assessment of flaws in metallic structures has seen the technology move from a niche area to one that is an established and routine part of weld procedure in many industries.


Johnson Matthey Director of Communications Sally Jones said: “As a global leader in sustainable technologies, science and technology is at the heart of what we do, enabling our vision to create a cleaner and healthier world. It’s great to see individuals within the science and technology industry rewarded for their decades of commitment and contribution, and we’re proud to sponsor the Brooker Award.”


The award will be presented to Isabel in July when she will join a long list of worthy winners. You can find out more by visiting The Welding Institute’s website.