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Professor Toru Okabe joins Ekeberg Prize judging panel

28 March 2019

The T.I.C. is very pleased to announce that Professor Okabe of the Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo has joined the judging panel for the 2019 Anders Gustaf Ekeberg Tantalum Prize.

The Ekeberg Prize is the leading science prize for published research on the element tantalum (Ta). The winner is chosen by an independent panel of tantalum experts drawn from industry and academia.

Professor Toru Okabe of the Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo

Dr Okabe’s doctorate examined the processing of reactive metals, such as titanium and niobium, and his subsequent career has included postdoctoral research with Professor Donald Sadoway at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA. Dr Okabe specialises in materials science, environmental science, resource circulation engineering and rare metal process engineering.

The Ekeberg Prize call for publications closes on May 31st and the prize will be awarded at the T.I.C.'s 60th General Assembly in Hong Kong in October 2019. If you wish to submit a publication for consideration please contact the T.I.C. office.

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