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