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.
The 2017 Young Persons' World Lecture Competition will be held in Perth, Australia in October.
2016 competition finalists
The following were winners of the Young Persons' Lecture Competition final in their respective countries and took part in the Young Persons' World Lecture Competition in Brazil in October 2016.
Follow the links to find out more about each of the finalists:
Colleen Mann, UK
In the Bin for 100,000 Years: An Intergenerational Burden
Isabella Vasconcelos Joviano dos Santos, Brazil - 3rd place
Block Copolymers Self-assembly: Structurally Controlled Materials Directing Future Energy Applications
Harry Sze, Hong Kong
Micro-mechanic Behaviour of Sand Particles
Li (Alan) Zhong, Singapore - Winner
Artificial Corneal Implants: A Brighter Future with Advanced Bioceramics
Hoy (Vincent) Chun Wai, Malaysia
Nanocellulose: Nature's Answer to Energy Poverty
Jean Potgieter, South Africa - 2nd place
Effects of Compaction on Lateral Earth Pressure
Daniel Sully, Australia
Mt Percy Gold Deposit: The Role and Significance of Porphyry Intrusions in The Gold Mineralisation Process
Hannah Little, Ireland
Bone Scaffolds for the Regeneration of Critical Sized Defects: A 3D-Printing Approach Using Tailored Materials
Trevor Clark, United States
Iron-Silicon Bulk Nanocrystalline Soft Magnetic Material