2015 Young Persons' Lecture Competition final

The 2015 Young Persons’ Lecture Competition (YPLC) final was held in April at the Armourers’ Hall, London. Competitors were 28 or under on 1 June 2015 and gave a lecture of 15 minutes on a topic related to materials, minerals, mining, packaging, clay technology and wood science and engineering.

The final was sponsored by The Worshipful Company of Armourers & Brasiers, the Midland Institute of Mining Engineers and the East Midlands Materials Society.

2015 Finalists

South East, Maria Cann - Enhancement of nanowire transparent conductors for use in touch sensors - WINNER

North East, Rachel Wong - Effect of photoinitiator concentration on the properties of unmedicated hydrogels - SECOND PLACE

North West & North Wales, Mohammed Adeel Shaikh - Accident tolerant fuel cladding for LWR applications - THIRD PLACE

Midlands, Jacob Spear - Plasmonic nanoparticles and their applications: What, how and why

Scotland, Tanya Patel - Working the Blue Seam: The tanzanite mines of Merelani

South West & South Wales, Martyn Dranfield - The evolution of niobium micro alloyed hot rolled steel strip in the UK


News item announcing the 2015 winner