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 2018, the final will be held in South Africa and will be sponsored by CBMM and supported by Rolls-Royce.

2018 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 South Africa in October 2018.

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

Sam Lawton, UK
Polymer power: From light to current

Alexandra Kuznetsova, Russia
Negative effect of longwall coal mining: How to control?

Kyle Saltmarsh, Australia
Acoustic based condition monitoring in the resource industry

Matheus Santos, Brazil
Insights on the optimization of the steel ladle process from a prefractory perspective

Andrew Ng Kay Lup, Malaysia
Bio-crude oil from lignocellulosic biomass: A zero-to-hero energy scenario

Fariraishe Nyoni, South Africa
Burn cut optimisation to increase blast advance at Unki mine

Naveen Tiwari, Singapore
Self-healable and flexible materials for next generation electronic devices: Smart materials

Lin Guo, Hong Kong
Combating cancers with a new superweapon




For further information, contact Efi Fragkou.