On Thursday 12 October, Curtin University in Perth, Australia, hosted the 13th Young Persons’ World Lecture Competition. Vidya Chamundeswari Narasimhan from Singapore was awarded first place with her lecture Biodegradable scaffold systems for musculoskeletal tissue regeneration with sustained release of multiple bio-molecules.
Second place went to UK’s Ilija Rašović with his lecture Making the world’s most expensive material. Third place went to Zheng Yu Ng from Malaysia, with his lecture titled Graphene-based magnetic hybrids for dye removal.
The eight finalists, all winners of their respective YPLC national finals, were treated to an all expenses paid trip to Perth, Australia where they got the opportunity to visit South 32 Mine, Perth Mint, Maalinup Aboriginal Gallery and Caversham Wildlife Park.
IOM3 would like to thank the event’s major sponsors, Companhia Brasileira de Metalurgia e Mineração (CBMM), the IOM3 Western Australia branch members and Rolls-Royce for their generous support.
Pictured, the finalists, judges, sponsors and IOM3WA members.