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Young scholar award DCM2019

Diamond and Carbon Materials Young Scholar Award
The International Conference on Diamond and Carbon Materials “Young Scholar Award” recognizes predoctoral researchers in the early stage of their career and wishes to offer them an opportunity to highlight their recent results on an international stage through a combination of oral and poster presentations.

The six finalists for the DCM2019 Young Scholar Award are:

  • Maximilian Göltz, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany
    Reduction of thermally induced residual stresses in HF-CVD diamond coatings on steel by microstructured substrate surfaces
  • So-Yeon Jun, Sungkyunkwan University, Korea
    Dielectric characteristics of reduced-graphene oxide--enclosed BaTiO3 composites
  • Parisa Nematollahi, University of Antwerp, Belgium
    DFT and microkinetic modeling of catalytic formic acid decomposition and formation on Ru-doped graphene and nanotube
  • Yori Ong, University of Groningen, Netherlands
    Nanodiamond biosensors for microbiological applications
  • Sonia Peggiani, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
    Polyynes embedded in poly(vinyl alcohol): a free-standing sp-carbon wires nanocomposite
  • Deepak Sridhar, McGill University, Canada
    Ruthenium oxide coated - directly grown carbon nano-fibers for high capacitance supercapacitors

Evaluation
The evaluation will be done in two different steps.

First, all abstracts and related letters of recommendation will be judged by the Young Scholar Award Selection Committee based on scientific novelty and quality. Out of all submissions, 4 to 6 applications will be selected. The abstracts of these applicants will be accepted for ORAL presentation during DCM2019. Together with a note earmarking them as Young Scholar Award abstracts, each of them will be placed in a session of the oral programme based on the topic of each individual abstract. (Hence, there will NOT be a separate Young Scholar Award session.)

In addition to the oral presentation, all of the shortlisted applicants will be asked to prepare a poster on the same subject of the abstract. These posters will be placed together and highlighted during the first poster session on Monday afternoon. This will provide the Young Scholar Award Selection Committee ample opportunity to evaluate the quality of the posters, and to interact with their respective presenters. This will then serve as the base to select the Gold and the Silver Award winners.

Awards
In addition to the highlighting of their work in the oral and poster programmes:

  • The Gold Young Scholar Award winner will receive a cash prize of 250 Euros, an Award certificate, and a Conference Dinner ticket.
  • The Silver Young Scholar Award winner will receive an Award certificate, and a Conference Dinner ticket.