World Lecture Competition

The Young Persons’ World Lecture Competition (YPWLC) has been organised and held annually by the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining since 2005.

The competition is an extension of the UK Young Persons' Lecture Competition, and is organised by the Younger Members' Committee. The winner of the UK national Young Persons' Lecture Competition represents the UK at the World Final, which each year is held in a different location around the globe.

In 2018, the final was held in South Africa, sponsored by CBMM and supported by Rolls-Royce.

2019 Competition finalists

The following are winners of the Young Persons' Lecture Competition final in their respective countries and will take part in the Young Persons' World Lecture Competition in London on Thursday 10 October 2019.

Follow the links to find out more about each of the finalists:

Megan McGregor, UK
The world's hottest superglue: Materials requirements for better sealing in jet engines

Jia Yong Lam, Malaysia
DNA biosensor based on optical fibre for the detection of pathogen: A novel approach


For further information, contact Efi Fragkou.