Congratulations to Raphael Smith from South Africa, who won the 2014 Young Persons' World Lecture Competition with his lecture on the ground-breaking design, construction and testing of a hermetically sealed breast platform for dual-modality mammography.
The eight finalists from across the globe gathered at the University of California, Riverside, on 23 October to present their lectures on a vast range of materials-related topics.
In second place was David Bishop from Ireland, with his lecture, Addressing an Unmet Need in Von Willebrand Disease: A Biosurface Solution, and third place was awarded to Losini Amarasan from Malaysia with the lecture Silica Fibre: The Next Material for Thermoluminescence Dosimeter (TLD).
The finalists were treated to a week in California, which included industrial visits to University of California Research Laboratories, Luxfer and Cryoquip and culminated in a dinner at the Mission Inn Hotel and Spa.
Many thanks to our primary sponsors, CBMM, sponsors, Luxfer Group and supporters, Rolls Royce.
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(Unfortunately ten finalists became eight due to visa problems; Zeng Xiao Mei from Singapore and Qui Guangyu from City University of Hong Kong were unable to attend)