PhD Prize for Industrial Research

The ESAFORM PhD Prize for Industrial Research is awarded annually. 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.

The scientists awarded within the last years are the following:

  • 2019
    • Dr. David Harsch, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
  • 2018
    • no PhD prize was awarded this year
  • 2017
    • Dr. Farbod Nosrat Nezami, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany
  • 2016
    • Dr. Johannes Zimmer, Saarland University, Saarbrucken, Germany
  • 2015
    • Dr. Ismet Baran, University of Twente, The Netherlands
  • 2014
    • Dr. Wouter Grouve, University of Twente, The Netherlands
  • 2013
    • Dr. Cédric Courbon, Ecole Centrale de Lyon, France,
    • Dr. Muhamad Niazi, University of Twente, The Netherlands
  • 2012
    • Dr. Sylvain Bel, INSA de Lyon (France),
    • Dr. Dirk Lukaszewicz, University of Bristol (UK)