• Sir Richard Brook Prize

In 2010, CASC set up the Professor Sir Richard Brook Prize for the best ceramics PhD thesis in the UK, with sponsorship from Morgan Advanced Materials.

thesis prize winner 2016

This prize aims to increase the sense of community amongst PhD students researching ceramics in the UK and to mirror the IOMMM’s AT Green Award that is available to undergraduates.

The winner of the 2017 edition was to Dr Tahsin Ali Kassam, from Brunel University. He will receive the prize at an event organised by Morgan Advanced Materials on the 6th of December.

Previous winners include Dr. Claudio Ferraro (Imperial College London), Dr James Thomas Bennett,
(University of Leeds) and Dr Huixing Zhang (University of Manchester)

You can find ‌more information on the Sir Richard Brook Prize 2018 edition.

The award in general covers a certificate, plaque and £1000 cheque.

  • Davidge Award

Advances in Applied Ceramics: Structural, Functional and Bioceramics

The Davidge Award is an annual prize for the best literature review by a PhD student on an innovative topic in ceramics.

The award is run and judged by the Editors of Advances in Applied Ceramics: Structural, Functional and Bioceramics (AAC), the specialist ceramics journal of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3), and is open to postgraduates studying for a materials science and engineering related qualification at any academic institution worldwide.

2017 Winning entry: Thomas Scott, University of Oxford (thomas.scott@materials.ox.ac.uk), ‘ The influence of microstructure on the mechanical properties of polycrystalline diamond - a literature review’ (pending publication)
2017 Commended entry: Debasmita Dwibedi, Indian Institute of Science (debasmitadwibedi09@gmail.com), ‘From cation flexibility to multifaceted industrial adoptability: A voyage to the resourceful spinel

For more information visit their website