2021 YPWLC final

Finalists from around the world will give a 15 minute presentation on a technical topic of their choice and answer questions from three judges.

The winners of the national finals, held in regions where IOM3 has international branches or sister institutions, compete in the world final, which every year is held in a different location around the world. The first YPWLC was held in London in 2005, and since then has travelled to different locations in four continents.

Meet the 2021 YPWLC finalists

Juncheng Fan - 3rd place

Juncheng Fan - 3rd place

China

Mia Maric

Mia Maric

UK

Shane de Beer

Shane de Beer

South Africa

Dio Brian Billi

Dio Brian Billi

Hong Kong

Hannah Ramsay - Winner

Hannah Ramsay - Winner

Canada

Ivan Perepletkin

Ivan Perepletkin

Russia

Farah Hannan Abd Nasir - 2nd place

Farah Hannan Abd Nasir - 2nd place

Malaysia

Timetable

12.00 - login

12.10 - Welcome & Introductions

12.15 - Juncheng Fan, China
Polydopamine-based Antibacterial Coatings: Mussel-inspired Smart and Versatile Platforms for Orthopaedic Implants

12.35- Mia Maric, UK
How do Hexagonal Materials Recrystallise?

12.55 - Shane de Beer, South Africa
Computational methods to investigate photocatalysis in metal-organic frameworks

13.15 - Dio Brian Billi, Hong Kong
Design of Edible bi-wax coating on nanocellulose-added bagasse paper for Green and Waste-reducing Food Packaging

13.35 - Break

13.45 - Hannah Ramsay, Canada
Silver Clusters: Small Material, Big Potential

14.05 - Ivan Perepletkin, Russia
Integrated geophysical approach to clarify near-surface geological model in the permafrost zone

14.25 - Farah Hannah Abd Nasir, Malaysia
Traps in Organic Semiconductors

14.45 - Networking, Q&A with the finalists

15.15 - Results

15.30 - End

Judges

Dr Phil Bischler CEng CSci FIMMM

Dr Phil Bischler CEng CSci FIMMM

Chair of judging panel

Mr Neil Glover FREng CEng FIMMM

Mr Neil Glover FREng CEng FIMMM

President 2021-2022

Dr Ilija Rasovic MIMMM

Dr Ilija Rasovic MIMMM

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