Emerald Engineering journals provide practical and theoretical solutions over a number of major engineering disciplines including additive manufacturing, robotics, computational modeling and mathematics, electronic assembly and packaging, aerospace, corrosion, and tribology. 100% of Emerald Engineering Journals are on Scopus database and the majority of the journals are listed by Thomson Reuters (ISI).
Emerald seeks to celebrate excellence in research by sponsoring the 2012 Emerald Engineering Outstanding Doctoral Research Awards. Award-winning entries receive a cash prize of €1,000 (or currency equivalent), a certificate and the prospect of an offer of publication in the sponsoring journal - either as a full paper or an extended abstract - at the discretion of the Editor(s).
The 2012 Awards were open to those who had completed and satisfied examination requirements for a Doctoral award between 1 October 2009 and 1 October 2012, and had not applied for these Awards before. There were two categories:
This category concentrates on rapid product development and additive technologies in a manufacturing environment, although applications within other areas, such as medicine or construction, are also accepted.
Dr Li Yang, North Carolina State University, USA
"Structural Design, Optimization and Application of 3D Re-entrant Auxetic Structures"
Dr Amit Lopes, The University of Texas at El Paso, USA
"Hybrid Manufacturing: Integrating Stereolithography and Direct Print Technologies"
“This award gives me a sense of satisfaction that my research was highly commended by an internationally acclaimed editorial panel. Young researchers, like us, are fortunate to have our research efforts recognized through such awards and would like to thank Emerald for their efforts in promoting new doctoral graduates while motivating new doctoral students to do their best. I would like to sincerely thank my advisor, Dr. Ryan Wicker for his vision, guidance, support, and patience throughout my doctoral research. I would like to acknowledge the mentorship of Coach Robert Kitchens, Dr. Ricardo Pineda, and Manny Pacillas that helped keep me on track to achieve my goals. This award was made possible due to the sacrifices made by my family and friends who helped me throughout my life and this award is dedicated to them. I would like to end this testimonial with a quote that is very dear to me and hope it serves as a motivator for all doctoral candidates out there – ‘What You Do in Life, Echoes in Eternity – Gladiator.”
Dr Xiaoyong Tian, Xi'an Jiaotong University, China
"Rapid prototyping of ceramics by direct laser sintering"
The thesis was completed at the Clausthal University of Technology, Germany
“I am much honored to be awarded the Highly Commended Award in the Additive Manufacturing category of the 2012 Emerald Engineering Outstanding Doctoral Research Awards. I would like to express my appreciation to Emerald, Rapid Prototyping Journal and Global Alliance of Rapid Prototyping Associations (GARPA). It will be encouraging me to make further progress in the field of Additive Manufacturing Technologies. Special thanks must go to my supervisors Prof. Dr. J. G. Heinrich in Clausthal University of Technology, Germany and Prof. Dr. Dichen Li in Xi’an Jiaotong University, China for their continuous support and inspiration.”
Category sponsored by International Journal of Numerical Methods for Heat & Fluid Flow
This category concentrates on the development, refinement and application of methods relating to numerical heat transfer and computational fluid dynamics in a variety of environments and media.
Dr Denis Anders, University of Siegen, Germany
"Diffusion Induced Microstructural Changes in Functional Multicomponent Systems - Modeling, analysis and Simulation"
Dr Debapriya Chakraborty, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
"Interfacial Transport in Rotationally Actuated Microfluidic Devices"
The entries were judged by the Editor(s) and Editorial Advisory Board members of the sponsoring journal on the following criteria:
1. Significance/implications for theory and practice.
2. Originality and innovation.
3. Appropriateness and application of the methodology.
4. Analysis and presentation of the data.
5. Quality of the literature review.
Winners will be required to submit an unpublished paper, sole- or joint-authored, derived from the research, within six months of winning the Award.
The closing date for applications was 1 December 2012.
The 2013 awards will be launched in May 2013.
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