Young Investigator Award 2018
We are inviting nominations for the Metals Award for Young Investigators
2018, which will be given for remarkable research achievements or for career
achievements. The Editor-in-Chief of Metals, Prof. Dr. Hugo F. Lopez, will preside
over an Evaluation Committee to assess the nominations.
• Received a Ph.D. degree.
• 35 years of age and under (by 31 December 2018).
• Ground-breaking contribution to the advancement of sciences related to
Required Application Documents
1. Nomination letter from an established scientist in the field
2. Supporting letter from an established scientist in the field
3. Detailed curriculum vitae including a list of research grants and publications.
4. A scanned copy of the applicant’s doctorate certificate.
The Award Will Consist of:
–– 2000 Swiss Francs and a certificate.
–– An offer to publish a paper free of charge without a fixed deadline in Metals.
For this award, the candidates should be nominated by a senior expert in the
field rather than send applications themselves. The letter should highlight
their achievements and contribution to the field and recommend them for this
award. Additional references will be requested by the committee, if necessary.
Candidate nomination application materials should be submitted via the link
(http://www.mdpi.com/journal/metals/awards). We welcome nominations
for this award until 31 October 2018. The winner will be announced by
20 December 2018.
Hugo F. Lopez
Travel Award 2018
As Editor-in-Chief of Metals, I am pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 Metals Travel Award:
Daria Zhemchuzhnikova, from Université de Lorraine is a highly prolific Ph.D. student with numerous relevant projects in Materials Science and Engineering, particularly related to high strength Al-Mg- Si alloys. She is familirand skillful in the use of analytical techniques and equipment for research purposes and has presented her work in various international conferences. She has written 4 patents and possesses numerous achievements and awards. In addition, her list of publications is impressive with 20 papers already published or in the processes of being published. Therefore, I gladly congratulate Daria Zhemchuzhnikova for her outstanding performance as she truly deserves the travel award from MDPI for 2017-18 offered to Ph.D. applicants.
Martin Diehl, from Max-Planck-Institut fur Eisenforschung GmbH has been actively involved in theoretical aspects of crystal plasticity. Through is career, he has been investigating the mechanical properties of aerospace alloys and has received awards in for his work on crystal plasticity simulations and for his expertise in mechanical engineering and materials science. He is the author of over 20 articles in highly recognized journals such as the International Journal of Platicity. It is my pleasure to congratulate Martin Diehl on being the elected postdoc travel award winner from MDPI for 2017-18.
Hugo F. Lopez,
Travel Award 2016
As Editor-in-Chief of Metals, I am pleased to announce the winner of the 2016 Travel Award sponsored by Metals:
The Travel Award is granted to Dr. Ahmad Talaat, a post-doctoral fellow at Faculty of Chemistry, Material Physics Department, University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU, San Sebastian, Spain. The award consists of 800 Swiss Francs.
From the applications received, it is obvious that there was a large pool of highly qualified candidates that deserve this award. Given the fact that only one award was available, it was not a simple task to select the winner for this year. In the election process, an experienced committee closely examined the applicants’ submitted documents, and ranked them based on strong research productivity and performance merit. From the outcome of this exercise Ahmad Talaat was ranked by three out of four committee members (including the Editor-in-Chief) as the winner of this year’s award. Please join me in congratulating Ahmad Talaat for a well-deserved prize.
Hugo F. Lopez