Associazione Italiana di Metallurgia (AIM)

  • Description
  • The first pro­vi­sional statute of the Asso­ci­azione Ital­iana di Met­al­lur­gia (AIM), founded in Jan­u­ary 1946, a non-​profit, cul­tural soci­ety, holds the main objec­tive is to dis­sem­i­nate the sci­ence and tech­nol­ogy related to met­als and oth­ers mate­ri­als for engi­neer­ing. The evo­lu­tion of the tra­di­tional mate­ri­als and the devel­op­ment of their processes, pro­duc­tion tech­niques and tech­nolo­gies demand a con­stant and valid updat­ing on behalf of those who study and work with materials.

    Scope of the Asso­ci­a­tion is to fos­ter, through its activ­i­ties, the exchange of ideas and expe­ri­ences among those who are inter­ested in the devel­op­ment and progress of the metal­lic mate­r­ial field, with par­tic­u­lar empha­sis in the pro­mo­tion of meet­ings for pro­duc­ers, users and researchers.

    Medals and Awards

    In order to pur­sue its statu­tory scope to pro­mote the progress of met­al­lur­gi­cal sci­ence and realted tech­niques, Aim acknowl­edges out­stand­ing achieve­ments in metal sci­ence and tech­nol­ogy through the award­ing of medals, prizes and schol­ar­ships. Three medals were esta­bil­ished in the first decade in order to reward mer­i­tou­ri­ous peo­ple in the field of metallurgy.

    In 1950 on ini­tia­tive of the FIAT the “Luigi Losana” gold metal was cre­ated, to remem­ber the sci­en­tist, edu­ca­tor and engi­neer who was direc­tor of fiat’s researches and con­trol auto­mo­tive and aero­nau­tic lab­o­ra­tory. The medal is awzrded as an aknowl­edge­ment to an ital­ian or for­eign researcher, who sig­nif­i­cantly con­tributes to met­als science.

    In 1953, on ini­tia­tive of the Mon­te­ca­tini, the “Guido Done­gani” metal for light met­als sci­ence, was insti­tuted in order to hon­our the mem­ory of a man who had faith in sci­en­tific research and favoured its development.

    In 1958 Aim insti­tuted the “Fed­erico Giolitti” steel medal, in order to hon­our the mem­ory of a met­al­lur­gist with a world wide rep­u­ta­tion, and first ordi­nary of met­al­lurgy and met­al­log­ra­phy at the Poly­tech­nic of Turin. The medal is still awarded to a steel-​making researcher, ital­ian or for­eign, who achieved out­stand­ing mer­its in the stud­ies or pro­duc­tion in the field of steel mak­ing.
    On the occa­sion of AIM’s fifti­eth anniver­sary the “Cop­per medal” was also insti­tuted and it is given every two years to a per­son who con­tributed to the devel­op­ment of the sector.

    In addi­tion, in 1990, the AIM gold medal was insti­tuted to be awarded as a spe­cial sign of recog­ni­tion and appre­ci­a­tion for the under­tak­ings in favour of the association.

    In 2002, upon pro­posal of the pres­i­dents of Aims group the “Tita­nium medal” was insti­tuted, in order to rec­og­nize an emi­nent tech­nol­o­gist or scholar with par­tic­u­lar mer­its in the field of appli­ca­tion of metal­lic mate­ri­als. The acknowl­edge­ments have been awarded dur­ing the AIM’s his­tory as the “Mario Olivo”, the “Euge­nio Lubatti” and the “Mario Balbi” prizes and var­i­ous schola­ships to reward the­sis, and tech­ni­cal research works.


    AIM pub­li­ca­tion pro­gram cov­ers a wide range of sub­jects, from phys­i­cal met­al­lurgy to pro­duc­tion processes of met­als and their appli­ca­tions. AIM pub­lishes technical-​scientific books, pro­ceed­ings of major events organ­ised by AIM, the sci­en­tific jour­nal “La Met­al­lur­gia Ital­iana” and a series of ref­er­ence man­u­als pro­duced for AIM courses and workshops.

    Becom­ing a Member

    AIM’ s mem­bers are divided into:
    • Mer­i­to­ri­ous
    • Sus­tainer
    • Ordi­nary
    • Senior (retired)
    • Juniores (under 25, under­grad­u­ate and grad­u­ate students)

    Sub­scrip­tion to AIM enti­tles mem­bers to:

    • receive a mem­ber­ship card
    • receive the monthly jour­nal “La Met­al­lur­gia Italiana“
    • take part in the Study Groups
    • receive infor­ma­tion on AIM activ­i­ties and events
    • have spe­cial dis­counts on AIM pub­li­ca­tions and events

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    Phone +39.02.760.211.32
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