2019 Young Persons' Lecture Competition final

The 2019 Young Persons’ Lecture Competition (YPLC) final was held on Wednesday 1 May at the Armourers’ Hall, London. Competitors are 28 or under on 1 June 2019 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 - WINNER Megan McGregor - The world's hottest superglue: Materials requirements for better sealing in jet engines

South West - 2nd PLACE James Grant - Electrophoretic materials: The resurgence of E-link through Frustrated Total Internal Reflection (F-TIR) films

North West - 3rd PLACE Jack Saunders - Watching paint dry: How to stop corrosion

Midlands Matthew Wadge - Can titanates provide an alternative method of improving current implant surfaces?

North East Federica Rosaria Lisa - Understanding the factors that influence power and graphite electrode consumption at the ladle arc furnaces and how these can be reduced

Scotland Georgia Abigail Robinson - Mysterious moon rocks: Locating the source site of lunar meteorites

News item on the 2019 YPLC UK final