TARRC's Dr Alan Muhr awarded the Hancock Medal

TARRC's Dr Alan Muhr, Head of the Engineering Design Unit, has been awarded the Hancock Medal 2018 for his outstanding service to the rubber industry by the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining in London (IOM3) in London. 

Dr Alan Muhr receiving the Hancock Medal at the IOM3 2018

Dr Muhr possesses a wealth of knowledge and experience, having led research and development programs on topics including constitutive modelling, fatigue, abrasion, earthquake bearings, and water-based adhesives. He has published many book chapters, and nearly 100 articles. Alan's research interests have ranged widely, enabling him to contribute significantly to the rubber sector.

The Hancock Medal is open to members of the Institute and is awarded every two years, alternating with the Colwyn Medal. This award was presented to Dr Muhr at an awards ceremony at the IOM3 HQ in London on Tuesday 16th October 2018. Previous recipients of the Hancock Medal have included Dr Andrew Tinker, former Director of Research at TARRC.

2018 IOM3 award winners
Above: Award winners at the IOM3 HQ in London on 16th October 2018 (Dr Alan Muhr far right).

On receiving the Hancock Medal Dr Muhr said, 'Thank you to the IOM3 for this award, it is a much appreciated honour to have my humble endeavours in applied rubber science for the last 35 years associated with the great name of Hancock, a famous pioneer of the subject'.

Congratulations to Dr Alan Muhr on his achievement!

For further information about the IOM3, their awards and for the full list of winners, please visit www.iom3.org

Hancock Medal
First awarded in 1951, to an individual for outstanding service to the rubber industry. Open only to members of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining. Given alternate (even) years with the Colwyn Medal.

This award is in recognition of the pioneering work of Thomas Hancock (1786-1865) in introducing the vulcanised rubber manufacturing process into Europe in 1857.


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