The prize is 2.000 Euros. It intends to recognize a young scientist, who has brought an outstanding contribution in the field of materials forming.
This contribution may be either theoretical, or experimental, or both. It may concern any kind of materials (metals, polymers, composites, ceramics, glass, concrete, food materials…) and any forming process (rolling, forging, sheet forming, casting, machining, extrusion, injection moulding, blow moulding…).
The excellence of the candidate will be evaluated on following points:
- Quality of the scientific work confirmed by publications
- International networking
- Leadership of a research team
- Research not only focused on a single topic
- Balanced activities: academic work, research projects
PhD Prize for Industrial Research
Lionel Fourment Prize for Industrial PhD Research
The ESAFORM PhD Prize for Industrial Research is awarded annually. In 2021, the name was changed in memory of Professor Loinel Fourment. 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.
Best Communication Award
ESAFORM event to promote research activities in material forming and young researchers, engaged in a PhD activity to help them gain European/international recognition.
ESAFORM Proposal and Mobility grants
ESAFORM offers a maximum of 5 grants of €2,500 per year to support the writing of proposals for projects funded by the EU and for mobility of young researchers.
ESAFORM supported thematic workshops
ESAFORM offers a maximum of 2 grants per year for organizing thematic workshops in the field of material forming.
ESAFORM Benchmark grant
ESAFORM offers a grant per year to organize and execute a Benchmark study within the field of material forming.