EFCE Young Researcher Award in Mixing


Call for nominations 2023

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 is generously sponsored by EKATO.

The award will comprise:

  • A certificate
  • A cash award of € 1500

The award will be presented during the 17th European Conference on Mixing (registration will be waivered by the conference organisers).

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

Wednesday, 1 March 2023

  • The award is presented to researchers or engineers in the early stage of their 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 in English 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 and supporting documentation and closing date  

Supporting documentation: nominations must be submitted via the online submission from 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 industrial practice stating clearly why the contribution is considered to be truly outstanding and thus deserving the Award.
  • A second optional recommendation letter (no more than two pages, same contents as the previous one).
  • A copy of the nominee's 2 most significant scientific journal articles.
  • An extended abstract of the PhD thesis 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)

Note that any additional uploaded documentation will be ignored.

Submission Form


Deadline: Nominations must be submitted to reach the Award Committee not later than 1 March 2023. Late nominations will not be considered.

Selection Criteria

The evaluation criteria adopted by the WP Award Committee are:

  • technical quality of the PhD thesis and significance in the field of mixing;
  • scientific impact of the published journal papers in the field of mixing;
  • ongoing activity in mixing research and its industrial significance;

Additional criteria are:

  • international activities and networking in the field of mixing;
  • dissemination of results by mixing conference participation.

If a member of the Award Committee of the EFCE Working Party on Mixing is a nominator or if he/she belongs to the same institution of the nominated candidate, he/she will step aside during the evaluation procedure.

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).