EFCE Excellence Award in Comminution and Classification

 

Call for nominations 2024


The EFCE presents a biennial Excellence Award to recognise a PhD thesis or papers published in the preceding two-year period (depending on the date of European Symposium on Comminution & Classification), which demonstrate an outstanding contribution to research and/or practice in Comminution and Classification. This document describes how this award series will operate and the rules and procedures governing nomination and selection of candidates.

The award will comprise:

  • A plaque/certificate
  • A cash award of EUR 1500
  • A travel grant (not exceeding EUR 500) to attend the European Symposium on Comminution and Classification where the award will be presented
  • Free (student) registration to the European Symposium on Comminution and Classification where the award will be presented.

The award will be presented during a special Session of the biennial European Symposium on Comminution and Classification.

The EFCE Excellence Award in Comminution and Classification will be presented at the 18th European Symposium of Comminution & Classification (ESCC 2023) which will be held in Miskolc, Hungary, on 24 to 26 June 2024.

PhD theses or papers published between 1 January 2020 and 31 December 2023 may be nominated for evaluation.
The closing date for nominations is

26 FebRuary 2024

 

Eligibility
  • The award is presented to researchers or engineers in the early stage of their careers, who have made excellent contributions to Comminution & Classification in the process
  • 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 PhD thesis or paper(s) must address a topic relevant to the field of Comminution and Classification.
  • The nominated PhD thesis or paper(s) must have been published between 1 January 2020 and 31 December 2023.
  • The nominated PhD thesis or paper(s) must have been completed and published, in first case the PhD degree must have been examined and awarded.
     
Nomination procedure, supporting documentation and closing date

Supporting documentation: nominations should be submitted via the online submission form (see below) and must contain the following information:

  • Name, address and CV of the nominee
  • Name and address of the nominator
  • Title of the PhD thesis / paper(s)
  • Date work commenced and date at which the PhD thesis was defended (if applicable)
  • Letter of recommendation (no more than two pages each), from an independent referee outlining the key contribution to Comminution and Classification and stating clearly why the contribution is considered to be truly outstanding and thus deserving the Excellence Award.
  • In the case of nominating a PhD thesis: An extended abstract of the thesis in English (maximum 10 pages) containing the following information must be included: summary, problem addressed, state of the art, key scientific and technological innovations, applications, implementations and results, references, and a list of published papers.
    upon request only: a copy of the thesis, as published (this will be returned after the evaluation is completed)
  • In case of nominating a paper/papers: Copy/copies of the paper(s)
Submission Form
  • Deadline: nominations must be submitted to reach the Excellence Award Committee no later than the deadline given above. Late nominations will be rejected.
     
Publication of selected work

The successful candidate will be invited to make a presentation at the European Symposium on Comminution and Classification at which the Award is presented.

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