Young Persons Lecture Competition
This prestigious competition is aimed at young scientists and engineers in the disciplines of Materials, Minerals, Mining, Packaging, Clay Technology and Wood Science and they will be judged on their presentation skills, which include diction and enthusiasm, visual aids, handling of questions by the judges and technical content.
This year's competition was held on Thursday 24 June 2021 via Zoom.
Shane de Beer, of Stellenbsoch University, won the 2021 South African leg op the competition and will go on to represent South Africa at the World compeition in November 2021.
Shane's winning presentation is titled: ‘Computational methods to investigate photocatalysis in metal-organic frameworks.’
We wish him all the best as he goes on to the next round.
The 2020 Competition was held virtually due to the pandemic.
The South African winner was Bianca Gevers, of the University of Pretoria. Her presentation was titled: "Engineering photo-active materials for renewable energy generation"
The winner of the 2019 Young Persons’ Lecture Competition is Tamlyn Naidu from the University of Witwatersrand. Her winning presentation was titled "Acid Mine Drainage Remediation System using Waste Products from the Steel Manufacturing and Sugar Industries"
Tamlyn also went on to win the Young Persons' World Competition in London in October 2019.
This year’s competition saw 6 people competing for the title on Tuesday 4 June 2019 in Port Elizabeth. We had 3 competitors from Port Elizabeth (Nelson Mandela University), 3 from WITS University.
Winner, Tamlyn Naidu
2018 WORLD COMPETITION
It was an honour to host the 2018 Young Persons' World Lecture Compeittion in Port Elizabeth on Thursday 11 October 2018.
Congratulations to Kyle Saltmarsh, from Australia, on taking the win.
Name: Daniel Avutia (SRK Consultants)
Lecture Title: Analytical study of sinkhole propogation in South Africa
General Comment: Daniel went on to represent South Africa in the World Competition in Ireland
Name: Raphael Smith (from CapeRay Medical)
Name: Cornelis van Niekerk (University of Pretoria)
Lecture Title: Novel technique for in-situ laser alloying of AISI 410L stainless steel with nitrogen during laser cladding
General Comment: Cornelis won the 2013 Young Persons' World Lecture Competition in Hong Kong