AIME Robert Lansing Hardy Award

Established by Dr. Arthur C. Hardy, this award is in memory of his son, Robert Lansing Hardy, a young man of great promise in the field of physical metallurgy and Junior Member of AIME, who died suddenly at the age of 25.

This award recognizes a young person in the broad fields of metallurgy and materials science for exceptional promise of a successful career, rather than for any specific accomplishment. The broad fields of metallurgy and materials science include minerals processing, extractive, physical or adaptive metallurgy, and metal processing.

The award, funded by AIME, consists of the Hardy Medal, an engraved plate in a walnut frame and a $500 cash award donated by Ford Motor Company through the TMS Foundation.

For more information on this award, view the bylaws.


  1. May not reach his/her 35th birthday by December 31 of the year in which the initial nomination is made.
  2. Must be a member of TMS.
  3. Display exceptional promise for a successful career.

How to Nominate

Submission Deadline:
April 1 of each year.

Please submit the following documents to complete the nomination process:

  1. Completed nomination form.
  2. Nominator's Supporting Statement: This statement is to be included within the principal nominator's cover letter of endorsement. The supporting statement should outline the qualifications of the nominee for the specific honor/award. The nominator's supporting letter should be no more than two pages.
  3. A minimum of two, maximum of five, letters of endorsement. Each letter should be no longer than one page. No more than one letter of endorsement may be from the same affiliation as the nominee. The nominator’s letter may be counted in the total number required.
  4. Current resume or curriculum vitae, no more than 5 pages.

Send complete nomination packet to TMS Awards.

Current Year Awardee(s)

2020 AIME Robert Lansing Hardy Award
Ravishankar Sundararaman
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Past Years Awardees

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