World Lecture Competition

The Young Persons’ World Lecture Competition (YPWLC) has been organised and held annually by the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining since 2005.

The competition is an extension of the UK Young Persons' Lecture Competition, and is organised by the Younger Members' Committee. The winner of the UK national Young Persons' Lecture Competition represents the UK at the World Final, which each year is held in a different location around the globe.

In 2017, the final will be held in Perth, Australia in October and will be sponsored by CBMM and supported by Rolls-Royce.



2017 Competition finalists

The following are winners of the Young Persons' Lecture Competition final in their respective countries and will take part in the Young Persons' World Lecture Competition in Australia in October 2017.

Follow the links to find out more about each of the finalists:

Ilija Rašović, UK
Making the world's most expensive material

Prabhu Elango, Australia
The impact of drilling fluid composition on the integrity of cuttings

João Guilherme Prado, Brazil
High Strength Steel (HSLA) in a high-performance vehicle suspension bellcrank: Beyond the usual engineering perspective

Arthur Ng, Hong Kong
Sequential Excavation of large span trinocular section of mined tunnel underneath cross harbour tunnel in Hong Kong

Vidya Chamunderwari Narasimhan, Singapore
Biodegradable scaffold systems for musculoskeletal tissue regeneration with sustained release of multiple bio-molecules

Ekaterina Grishchenkova, Russia
Earth surface monitoring: New look at modern equipment

Matthew Mayne, South Africa
How do rocks melt? A question requiring both chemistry and thermodynamics

Zheng Yu Ng, Malaysia
Graphene-based magnetic hybrids for dye removal