• 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.
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.

thesis prize winner 2016The 2016 prize was won by Dr. Claudio Ferraro form Imperial College London.
The title of his thesis is “Bio-inspired ceramic based composites” and was supervised by Profesor Eduardo Saiz.

You can find ‌more information on the Sir Richard Brook PhD Prize 2017

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