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 Student & Early Career 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 2019, the final was held in London, sponsored by CBMM and supported by Rolls-Royce.


2019 Competition finalists

The following were winners of the Young Persons' Lecture Competition final in their respective countries and took 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 - 2nd place
DNA biosensor based on optical fibre for the detection of pathogen: A novel approach

Tiago dos Santos Junior, Brazil
Macroporous ceramics for saving energy in high temperature processes

Michael Max Brown, Australia
Programmable hydrogels: Coding Materials for medicine

Morgan Lehtinen, Canada - 3rd place
H2Only: Smart filters for efficient oil/water separation

Tamlyn Naidu, South Africa - WINNER
Acid Mine Drainage remediation system using waste products from the steel manufacturing and sugar industries

Chuah Chong Yang, Singapore
Potential of mixed-matrix membranes for O2/N2 separation process

Franklin To, Hong Kong
A comparison of empirical and numerical approaches for estimating rock support pressure on tunnel lining

Suleiman Khusnutdinov, Russia
The gold we lost: Man-made waste and highly-stability water-oil emulsions as the raw material of the future

For further information, contact Efi Fragkou.