Ian Morley

Established in 1990, the Ian Morley Prize is awarded annually to a Sustainable Minerals Institute's JKMRC or BRC research student.

The prize will be presented at an event on 17 November 2023.

Recommending authority
Director, Julius Kruttschnitt Mineral Research Centre and Director, WH Bryan Mining Geology Research Centre.

Selection Process
The winner of the Ian Morley Prize is selected on the basis of academic achievement, reports of work experience, leadership and personality.

Nature of prize
The value of the prize is to the value of at least $3,000 but limited to the annual income of the fund.

Further information: jkmrc.admin@uq.edu.au

Nomination form

About Ian Morley

Ian Morley commenced his career as a Mining Engineer in 1926 after graduating in both mining and metallurgical engineering from Melbourne University.

In 1940 he was appointed State Mining Engineer and Chief Inspector of Mines in Queensland, remaining the Senior Technical Officer in the Mines Department until his retirement in 1969, when he was awarded the Imperial Service Order for distinguished service. Thereafter he practiced as a consultant in minerals and petroleum.

In 1976 Ian joined the JKMRC as a part time Research Associate to record the history of sand mining in Queensland and New South Wales. His research resulted in the publication Black Sands – A History of the Mineral Sand Mining Industry in Eastern Australia’ which was published in 1981.

Apply for the award

Ian Morley application details for 2023:

Applications open 01 August 2023
Applications closed 06 October 2023

Complete the nomination form and
return to jkmrc.admin@uq.edu.au