PhD student Samantha
Bennett (see image left) from the University of Cambridge, UK, has won the Institute's 2009 Materials Literature
Review Prize. The award is judged by a panel drawn from the
Editorial Board of the Institute’s journal Materials Science and Technology (MST). The prestigious prize
included an award of £350 and Bennett has the opportunity to publish her paper in MST.
Bennett was awarded first prize for her review, ‘Dislocations and their reduction in GaN [gallium nitride]’. Originally from the USA, Samantha’s
research supports Cambridge’s efforts to produce high quality, low defect
density GaN. Devices fabricated from GaN include visible
light emitting diodes (LEDs), laser diodes and water purification systems based
on UV LEDs.
Prizes of £100 were made to commended entries from Imran Bhamji, for his paper ‘Solid state
joining of metals by linear friction welding’, and Hossain Rashed for his review ‘Superplasticity in magnesium alloys’. Both are PhD
students at The University of Manchester, UK.
Prize is open to postgraduates studying for a materials science and
engineering related qualification at a UK institution.
Contact: Naomi Asantewa-Sechereh, tel: 0207 451 7308.
Materials Science and Technology journal