Sponsored by IOM3, with support from The Armourers & Brasiers' Company, the Young Persons' Lecture Competition invites students and professionals up to the age of 28 to deliver a short lecture on a materials, minerals, mining, packaging, clay technology, wood science or engineering related subject. 

Candidates compete in a series of heats organised by IOM3 Local Societies, from which regional finalists are selected to compete in the national final. The winner goes on to represent their country in the Young Persons' World Lecture Competition.

Young Persons' Lecture Competition 2020

The 2020 YPLC final was held on Wednesday 23 September online. The event was sponsored by The Armourers & Brasiers' Company, the Midland Institute of Mining Engineers (MIME) and the East Midlands Materials Society (EMMS).

Seven regional finalists from around the UK gave their presentations online, with topics ranging from thermal barrier coatings and hip implant materials to self-cleaning glass. 

Find out more about the winners and finalists and read summaries of their presentations below.

Morgan Lowther- Winner

Morgan Lowther- Winner

Midlands

Tamás Zagyva - 2nd Place

Tamás Zagyva - 2nd Place

North West & North Wales

Shima Ghanaatian - 3rd Place

Shima Ghanaatian - 3rd Place

Scotland

Freddie Russell-Pavier

Freddie Russell-Pavier

South West & South Wales

Alex Starling

Alex Starling

North East

Minal Patel

Minal Patel

Parsons Conference

Jack Aspinall

Jack Aspinall

South East