1 - 5 October 2017

Milan, Italy

Högänas AB

Operated on an annual basis and sponsored by Högänas AB, the EPMA Powder Metallurgy Thesis Competition is designed to stimulate and encourage young researchers in PM. It is open to any students studying within the EU in two categories - PhD and Masters.
The aim of the competition is to develop interest in and promote powder metallurgy among young scientists at European academic establishments, and to encourage research at under-graduate and post-graduate levels.
It offers financial prizes to the winners who also have the opportunity to present their work to the EPMA conference and receive a plaque from the EPMA President.

The Thesis Competition winners for 2017 are:

Masters category - Dipl-Ing Silvia Baselli, University of Trento

Shrinkage Kinetics Model of Uniaxial Cold Compacted Green Iron

Dipl Ing Silvia Baselli, Thesis Competition 2017 winner (Masters category)

Dipl.-Ing Silvia Baselli, Thesis Competition winner (Masters category) at Euro PM2017 with EPMA president Philippe Gundermann

© Andrew McLeish

Doctorate category - Dr Bey Vrancken, KU Leuven

Study of Residual Stresses in Selective Laser Melting

Prof Kim Vanmeensel accepting the 2017 EPMA Thesis Competition award (Doctorate category) on behalf of Dr Bey Vrancken

Prof Kim Vanmeensel accepting the EPMA Thesis Competition award (Doctorate category) on behalf of Dr Bey Vrancken, at Euro PM2017 with EPMA president Philippe Gundermann

© Andrew McLeish

For more information about this year's competition or to submit an entry for the 2018 Thesis Competition, please visit the Thesis Competition website (www.epma.com/thesiscompetition).

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