Materials Literature Review Prize 2013 - winner announced
The Materials Literature Review Prize is organised by the Editorial Board of Materials Science and Technology. This year, Peter Walker won with his review, ‘Improving the reliability of highly loaded rolling bearings: the effect of up-stream processing on inclusions’.
The judging panel, chaired by Professor John F. Knott, were impressed with the quality of Peter’s writing, and found the review to be a useful and comprehensive account of the performance of steel bearings. Peter, a PhD student at the University of Cambridge, said of winning the prize, ‘The IOM3 Literature Review allowed me to take what I had learned during the first year of my PhD and put it into writing. The experience of presenting at the masterclass and discussing my work with experts in metallurgy was a great help and I would strongly encourage others to enter the competition next year’.
Heather Greer, a finalist of the prize, was highly commended for her review, ‘Non-classic crystal growth of organic and inorganic materials’, detailing several novel solidification mechanisms and structures.
Both reviews will be published in future issues of Materials Science and Technology.