IIW Turkish delegation awarded the “Halil Kaya Gedik Memorial Prize” to Teresa Melfi from Lincoln Electric (USA)  who had been elected from among the most outstanding experts with highest contributions to the fields of Welding Science, Technology and Training.

Teresa Melfi has received his award in 25 June, during the IIW’s Opening Ceremony of Annual Assembly and International Conference in China, Shangai.

IIW (International Institute of Welding) assumes the award in the memory of late Halil Kaya Gedik who is the founder of Gedik Welding and pioneer welding engineer of Turkey.

In 2013 Japanese scholar Hideyuki Yamamoto, in 2014 Lars Johansson – The Deputy Chief Executive of Swedish Welding Commission,  Stephen Liu – Director (MME) in Colorado School of Mines in 2015, and lastly Japanese Scientist Dr. Tokihiko Kataoka in 2016 were awarded by delegation.