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Best communication awards 2020

In 2020, the ESAFORM association has created a new event for young researchers engaged in a PhD activity, the Best communication award. On Tuesday May 5th, the winners were announced at the general assembly of the 2020 virtual conference as:

 

1) Mr Andeas Hetzel, from Friedrich-Alexander-Universität (Germany)

Enhancement of the forming limits for orbital formed tailored blanks by local short-term heat treatment

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2351978920312373

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2) Ms Wenqi Liu, from Aalto University (Finland) and RWTH Aachen University (Germany)

Microstructure effects on the plastic anisotropy of a fine-structured dual-phase steel

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2351978920314165

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3) Mr Clemens Zimmerling, from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (Germany)

Estimating optimum process parameters in textile draping of variable part geometries - A reinforcement learning approach

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2351978920313299

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Applying for the ESAFORM PhD Prize for Industrial Research

Who may apply?

The ESAFORM PhD Prize for Industrial Research is awarded annually. The prize is €2,000. It intends to distinguish a PhD researcher, who has brought an outstanding contribution in the field of industrial material forming. Based on a sound scientific foundation, the work should demonstrate a clear industrial relevance supported by actual application of the work. The contribution may lead to a (potential) innovation in design, control or performance of industrial materials processing. It may concern any kind of material (metal, polymer, composite, ceramic, glass, concrete, food etc.) and any forming process (rolling, forging, sheet forming, casting, machining, extrusion, injection molding, blow molding etc.).

The applicant must have finished a PhD research project related to material forming and the application for this prize should follow within 2 years of the approval of the PhD thesis. The research should show clear industrial application, evidenced by cooperation with an industrial partner.

How to apply?

The applicant shall provide:

  • A Curriculum Vitae,
  • A digital version of the PhD thesis in portable document format (pdf) or a url at which it can be downloaded,
  • A four-page abstract describing the major scientific achievements and the contribution to industrial application of the work (design of machines, improvement of existing processes, design of new processes or methods) and a list of publications (scientific or technical papers),
  • Three recommendation letters (one from the PhD adviser, one from a scientific institution other than where the PhD degree is obtained and one from an industrial company that applies the forming process under consideration) underlining the quality and the originality of the PhD work, with emphasis on industrial relevance.

Presentation of the Award

The winner(s) will be notified a month before the next ESAFORM Annual Conference, and he/she will receive the ESAFORM PhD Prize for Industrial Research during the conference in Cottbus, Germany, from 4 to 6 of May, 2020. The winner(s) will deliver a lecture on his/her work.

Documents have to be sent by e-mail before March 15th, 2020 to the president of the Jury:

Dr. Gary Menary
Queen’s University Belfast
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phone +44 (0)28 9097 4780

Applying for the ESAFORM Scientific Prize

Who may apply?

The applicants are post-graduate researchers with a number of years of professional experience, not older than 35 years old by January 1st 2020, they must work (or must have worked) in a European country. They may belong to Academia as well as to Industry.

How to apply?

The applicants shall provide:

  • Curriculum Vitae,
  • List of publications and major achievements (patents, computer codes…),
  • Four-page abstract describing their contribution in the field of materials forming,
  • Two recommendation letters (with at least one from an independent institution) underlining the quality and the originality of the contribution of the applicant.

Incomplete applications will not be considered. A jury nominated by the Board of Directors will review each application. The Jury will make a proposal to the ESAFORM Board of Directors, which will take the final decision.

If the ESAFORM Board of Directors considers that the number of candidates is too low, submitted applications will be postponed to the subsequent year.

Presentation of the Award

The winner(s) will be notified a month before the next ESAFORM Annual Conference, and he/she will receive the ESAFORM Scientific Prize during the conference in Cottbus, Germany, from 4 to 6 of May 2020. The winner(s) will deliver a lecture on his/her work.

Documents have to be sent by e-mail before March 15th, 2020 to the president of the Jury:

Dr. Gary Menary
Queen’s University Belfast
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

phone +44 (0)28 9097 4780

The ESAFORM PhD Prize for Industrial Research

The ESAFORM PhD Prize for Industrial Research is awarded annually. The prize is 2000 Euros. It intends to distinguish a PhD researcher, who has brought an outstanding contribution in the field of industrial material forming. Based on a sound scientific fundament, the work should demonstrate a clear industrial relevance supported by actual application of the work. The contribution may lead to a (potential) innovation in design, control or performance of industrial materials processing. It may concern any kind of material (metal, polymer, composite, ceramic, glass, concrete, food etc.) and any forming process (rolling, forging, sheet forming, casting, machining, extrusion, injection moulding, blow moulding etc.).

The applicant must have finished a PhD research project related to material forming and the application for this prize should follow within 2 years of the approval of the PhD thesis. The research should show clear industrial application, evidenced by cooperation with an industrial partner.

Starting from 2012 the ESAFORM PhD prize for industrial research replaces the ESAFORM Industrial Prize. The scientists awarded within the last years are the following:

  •  2020
    • Dr. Jenny Venema, Tata Steel Europe / University of Twente, The Netherlands
  •  2019
    • Dr. David Harsch, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
  • 2018
    • no PhD prize was awarded this year
  • 2017
    • Dr. Farbod Nosrat Nezami, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany
  • 2016
    • Dr. Johannes Zimmer, Saarland University, Saarbrucken, Germany
  • 2015
    • Dr. Ismet Baran, University of Twente, The Netherlands
  • 2014
    • Dr. Wouter Grouve, University of Twente, The Netherlands
  • 2013
    • Dr. Cédric Courbon, Ecole Centrale de Lyon, France,
    • Dr. Muhamad Niazi, University of Twente, The Netherlands
  • 2012
    • Dr. Sylvain Bel, INSA de Lyon (France),
    • Dr. Dirk Lukaszewicz, University of Bristol (UK)

The ESAFORM Industrial Prize

Starting from 2012 the ESAFORM Industrial Prize has been replaced by The ESAFORM PhD Prize for Industrial Research.

The Esaform Industrial Prize has been awarded annually until 2009.

The scientists awarded within the last years are the following :

  • 2009 - François Dumont, Marco Göttinger, Christian Weimer, Eurocopter Deutschland GmbH, Ottobrunn, Germany
  • 2007 - Sebastien Boers, Spin-off Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
  • 2006 - Lucia Garcia Aranda, Tommaso Dal Negro, Audrey Marty and Hatem Khanfir, Renault Ingenerie Process and Prototypes, France
  • 2005 - David SILAGY, Johann LAFFARGUE and Damien RAULINE, ARKEMA, France
  • 2004 - Martin Rohleder, Tim Lemke, Klaus Wiegand from Daimler-Chrysler, Germany

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