Dr Ian Wilson was awarded the Bingham Fluid Medal at the 2013 biannual Viscoplastic Fluids: From Theory to Application conference held in Reuil-Malmaison, Paris, from 18-21 November 2013. This informal award (not to be confused with the Eugene Bingham Medal given by the Society of Rheology) is given biennially and recognises the contribution of members of the viscoplastic fluids community.
In awarding the medal, Prof Ian Frigaard noted that "Ian tackles real problems, with significant complexity in both the materials and the processing aspects. Yet he tries to find simple answers and give practically applicable results, often significant in being able to advance our scientific knowledge. The community appreciates his dedication to the field and many contributions in semi-solid materials, pastes, fouling, food processing and rheology."