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The call for nominations is open!

Deadline for submission of nominations:

20 March 2018

EFCE press release 8/2017:

"EFCE calls for nominations in the field of Mixing"


Young Researcher Award in Mixing

Call for nominations 2018

The EFCE presents a triennial Young Researcher Award to recognise the work of a young researcher in his/her early career, which demonstrates an outstanding contribution to research and/or practice in mixing. This document describes how this award will operate and the rules and procedures governing nomination and selection of candidates.

The award will comprise:

  • A certificate
  • A cash award of € 1500
  • Free registration to the triennial European Conference on Mixing, where the award will be presented

The award will be presented during the Gala Dinner of the triennial European Conference on Mixing.

Note: The next European Conference on Mixing will be held in Toulouse, France, 9-12 September 2018 (Conference website:
The 2018 Young Researcher Award in Mixing is supported by Bayer AG.


  • The award is presented to researchers or engineers in the early stage of thier careers who have made excellent contributions to the field of mixing research and/or mixing practice in the process industries.
  • Nominations may be submitted by
    -  PhD supervisors at a PhD-awarding institution in an EFCE member country, or
    -  Members of a national or regional member association of EFCE
  • Self-nominations are excluded.
  • No more than one nomination can be submitted by the same person.
  • The nominated candidate must have written his/her PhD thesis on a topic relevant to the field of mixing.
  • The PhD degree must have been awarded by an institution in an EFCE member country before the closing date for nomination.
  • The nominated candidate must be not more than 35 years of age.
  • The nominated candidate must be currently active in the field of mixing research and/or mixing practice in the process industries.

Nomination procedure, supporting documentation and closing date  

Supporting documentation: nominations must be submitted via the online submission tool and must contain the following information:

  • Name, address and CV of the nominee;
  • Name and address of the nominator;
  • PhD Thesis title and date work commenced and date PhD awarded and Thesis published;
  • List of publications of nominee;
  • A recommendation letter by the nominator (no more than two pages), outlining the nominee's key contribution to mixing research and and industrial practice stating clearly why the contribution is considered to be truly outstanding and thus deserving the Award.
  • A second recommendation letter (no more than two pages, same contents of the previous one) is required in the case that the nominator has been the advisor of the nominee during his/her PhD work.
  • A copy of the nominee's 2 most significant scientific journal articles.
  • In the case the PhD thesis is to be considered in the evaluation process, an extended abstract in English (maximum 10 pages) containing the following information must be included:
    -  summary,
    -  problem addressed,
    -  state of the art,
    -  key innovations,
    -  applications, implementations and results,
    -  references.
    A copy of the published thesis may be submitted if requested (this will be returned after the evaluation is completed)

Submission Form


Deadline for the next Award:

Nominations must be submitted to reach the Award Committee not later than

20 March 2018

Late nominations will not be considered.

Publication of selected work

The successful candidate will be invited to make a presentation at the European Conference on Mixing at which the Award is presented. The presentation will be published in the proceedings of the conference (or any other suitable publication depending on the format adopted by the Organising Committee in this regard)..


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