Fellowship and Chartered status for Exova expert

Iltaf HussainDr Iltaf Hussain, Exova

An expert in forensic metallurgy with global testing group Exova has been named as one of the top professionals in his field.

Dr Iltaf Hussain, engineering consultancy services manager for Exova’s European business, has been accepted as a Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3).

Fellowship of the IOM3 is a prestigious grade for those with an ‘established and enhanced reputation in materials, minerals and mining technology and the other discipline areas covered by the institute.’

The fellowship represents the top level of membership within the IOM3, a major UK engineering institution which promotes and helps to develop sectors including materials science and engineering, geology, mining mineral and petroleum engineering and extraction metallurgy.
Iltaf, based at Exova’s Salford laboratory, was also recently elected as President of the Manchester Metallurgical Society. He is an expert in a number of fields including failure investigation.

As a fellow of the IOM3, Iltaf will have access to the highest levels of the institute’s technical communities.

Iltaf has also recently been confirmed as a chartered scientist and chartered engineer by the IOM3. Chartered status means a holder has demonstrated their professional experience and managerial skills to a high standard.

He said: “Fellowship is the top membership category within the institute and acceptance is acknowledgement that you have demonstrated the highest levels of skills and experience.”

“Achieving fellowship means you must be recognised as an authority or expert or have made a leading contribution to an industrial process or application, and I am delighted that my work with Exova has been recognised in this way.”

Iltaf will now be able to use the designations FIMMM, CEng and CSci after his name.