• Sir Richard Brook Prize

In 2010, CASC set up the Professor Sir Richard Brook Prize for the best ceramics PhD thesis in the UK, with sponsorship from Morgan Advanced Materials.
This prize aims to increase the sense of community amongst PhD students researching ceramics in the UK and to mirror the IOMMM’s AT Green Award that is available to undergraduates.

thesis prize winner 2016The 2016 prize was won by Dr. Claudio Ferraro form Imperial College London.
The title of his thesis is “Bio-inspired ceramic based composites” and was supervised by Profesor Eduardo Saiz.

You can find ‌more information on the Sir Richard Brook PhD Prize 2017

The award in general covers a certificate, plaque and £1000 cheque.

  • Davidge Award

Advances in Applied Ceramics: Structural, Functional and Bioceramics

The Davidge Award is an annual prize for the best literature review by a PhD student on an innovative topic in ceramics.

The award is run and judged by the Editors of Advances in Applied Ceramics: Structural, Functional and Bioceramics (AAC), the specialist ceramics journal of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3), and is open to postgraduates studying for a materials science and engineering related qualification at any academic institution worldwide.

Candidates wishing to be considered for the Award should submit an extended abstract and outline of the review no later than 1st December 2017. From these entries, the judges will invite a short-list of up to 10 candidates to submit full reviews.

Entries must be in English and review a topic relevant to current research in ceramics science and engineering. The judges will assess both the technical content (justification for the review; coverage and interpretation of the literature) and style (use of English and structure) of each review.

The winning candidate will receive a certificate, £500 sponsorship, and the opportunity to publish his or her review in AAC. Other entries commended by the judges may also be considered for publication.

Initial submissions must include:

  1. a 700–1000 word extended abstract justifying the topic chosen and summarizing the scope and conclusions;
  2. an outline structure for the review consisting of a list of section and subsection headings; 
  3. a list of 10 key references;
  4. an official statement of support from the candidate’s supervisor;
  5. full contact details and (if desired) a 150 word biographical note;
  6. a signed declaration that the review is the candidate’s own unaided work and is not being considered for publication elsewhere.

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