The Young Persons’ World Lecture Competition (YPWLC) has been organised and held annually by the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining since 2005.
Finalists from around the world including Australia, South Africa and Singapore will give a 15-minute presentation on a technical topic of their choice and answer questions from three judges.
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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
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
H2Only: Smart filters for efficient oil/water separation
Tamlyn Naidu – South Africa
Acid Mine Drainage remediation system using waste products from the steel manufacturing and sugar industries
Chuah Chong Yanf – Singapore
Potential of mixed-matrix membranes for O2/N2 separation process
About The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3)
The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3) is a major UK engineering institution whose activities encompass the whole materials cycle, from exploration and extraction, through characterisation, processing, forming, finishing and application, to product recycling and land reuse. It exists to promote and develop all aspects of materials science and engineering, geology, mining and associated technologies, mineral and petroleum engineering and extraction metallurgy, as a leading authority in the worldwide materials and mining community.