The European Ceramic Society

Student Speech Contest

The student speech contest at the biennale ECerS conference is an event where research students, representing each of the ECerS member countries, are able to give an oral presentation that is evaluated by a jury. The presentation duration will be 15 minutes, followed by questions from the jury and the audience.

        

The 2021 Student Speech Contest was organised on 21st and 22nd October 2021 during the ECerS XVI Conference in Novi Sad - Serbia. 

The following persons were respectively the winner and runner-ups of the 2021 Contest:

 

Maximilian Staudacher

Maximilian Staudacher

Number 1

From Austria

“Biaxial strength testing: A comparison of the Ball-on-Three-Balls- and the Ring-on Ring-Test”

Else Ellermann

Else Ellermann

Number 2

From UK

“Understanding the Effect of Surface Properties of Bioactive Ceramics on Protein Attachment and Angiogenesis”

Chloé Goutagny

Chloé Goutagny

Number 3

From Belgium

“Additive Manufacturing of β-TCP using the Stereolithography technology: Suspension preparation and process optimisation”

      

Read the report of this event here.

           

The 2019 Student Speech Contest was organised on 16th and 17th June 2019 during the ECerS XVI Conference in Torino - Italy.

The following persons were respectively the winner and runner-ups of the 2019 Contest:

Nick Goossens

Nick Goossens

Number 1

From Belgium 

"MAX phase materials based on metal hydrides"

Christian Berger

Christian Berger

Number 2

From Austria

"Development of new materials for solid oxide fuel cell cathodes with superior performance and improved long-term stability"

Ana Sofia Rodrigues Neto

Ana Sofia Rodrigues Neto

Number 3

From Portugal 

"Porous calcium phosphate bone graft scaffolds for advanced therapies"

The 2017 Student Speech Contest was held on 9th and 10th July 2017 during the ECerS XV Conference in Budapest - Hungary.

The following persons were respectively the winner and runner-ups of the 2017 Contest:

Urska Gabor

Urska Gabor

Number 1

From Slovenia

"Formation mechanism of PLD-derived Pb(Mg1/3Nb2/3)O3-PbTiO3 thin films"

Manuel Gruber

Manuel Gruber

Number 2

From Austria

"Mechanical characterization of LiTaO3 and LiNbO3 single crystals for smartphone applicationsv"

Chang Shu

Chang Shu

Number 3

From United Kingdom

"A phase diagram study of (Ba,Ca)(Zr,Ti)O3 piezoceramics from combining structural and functional measurements"

The 2015 Student Speech Contest was held on 21st and 22nd June 2015 during the ECerS XIV Conference in Toledo - Spain.

The following persons were respectively the winner and runner-ups of the 2015 Contest:

 Chrystelle Salameh

Chrystelle Salameh

Number 1

From LCMCP (Chimie de la Matière Condensée de Paris) and Institut Européen de Membranes, Montpellier, France

“Synthesis characterization and application of polymer-derived Si(Al/B)CN ceramics”

Andrea Zocca

Andrea Zocca

Number 2

From University of Padova, Department of Industrial Engineering, Italy

"Extrusion-based three-dimensional printing of hardystonite from a preceramic polymer and fillers”

 Tamás Csanádi and Theresa Kainz

Tamás Csanádi and Theresa Kainz

Number 3 ex aequo

Tamás Csanádi from Institute of Materials Research, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Kosice, Slovakia

“Deformation anisotropy in β-Si3N4 crystals under micropillar compression and nano indentation”

and  Theresa Kainz from Graz University of Technology, Institute for Chemistry and Technology of Materials, Graz, Austria

“Tayloring antiferroelectrics for new ceramic power devices”

Last news

Nov 24, 2021
Next Deadline for JECS Trust Call for Projects is 30th November 2021 !

Please note that the decisions of the JECS Trust board will not be known before February 2022 and so the project submitted must not begin before 1st March 2022.

Nov 23, 2021
Best paper award announced for the YCN special issue in Open Ceramics

A Best Paper Award was launched at the beginning of 2021 by YCN in collaboration with Elsevier for articles submitted in the "Young Ceramists in the Spotlight" Special Issue of the ECerS Open Access Journal "Open Ceramics".
The awarding event took place online in the afternoon of Monday 22nd November 2021.

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