For the last ten years, the ZwickRoell Science Award has honored current, outstanding scientific projects that make a valuable contribution to broadening the understanding of materials testing in various scientific disciplines. Through interaction and discussions with scientists we are continuously gaining valuable insights into where research progress is currently being made within the field of materials and components testing. Even we are continuously surprised to find new ways in which materials testing machines are being used. These insights help us to provide better solutions for our customers.
Have you published interesting scientific work in the area of materials testing? ZwickRoell awards this distinction to authors of scientific papers on the most innovative uses of materials testing machines. The registration deadline is March 20, 2021.
- 1st place: Paul Roell Medal and €5,000
- 2nd place: €2,000
- 3rd place: €1,000
You can find more information on the ZwickRoell Science Award in our flyer. We look forward to your submissions!
You are welcome to submit your publication in writing via e-mail or to the following mailing address:
ZwickRoell GmbH & Co. KG
89079 Ulm, Germany
Who can participate?
All authors of a scientific paper (regardless of whether he/she is registered at a University institution).
Which type of scientific paper can be submitted?
You can participate with almost any type of composition, e.g. research and conference articles, posters and scientific papers (already published or still in progress). You can also submit more than one composition.
What documents do I have to submit if I want to participate?
The composition (max. 15 pages), conference article or poster, a brief resume and if applicable, photos and/or videos.
What documents should I submit if my work is a thesis?
Since our panel of judges cannot read the complete thesis, we would like to receive a brief summary of the work in English with a maximum of 10 pages (important is the section that applies to materials testing).
Does a ZwickRoell testing machine have to be used for purposes of the research?
No, the manufacturer of the machine does not matter.
How old can the composition be?
If the content of the composition is still current, the publishing date is not important.
How is the winner determined?
A panel of judges (ZwickRoell Expert Committee and three internationally recognized professors) will determine the winner.
Winners of the ZwickRoell Science Award will be honored at ZwickRoell Academia Day. ZwickRoell will assume the costs for travel and lodging for the winners for participation in the event.
One of the main focuses of the Institute of Lightweight Engineering and Polymer Technology at TU Dresden is researching the failure mechanisms of fiber-reinforced composites. Aided by a computer tomography (CT) system, the group examines the formation of cracks under defined stress states at the institute. To help with this project, ZwickRoell built a 250 kN machine with a 1,000-Nm torque motor large enough to accommodate a CT scanner.
In Oxford, scientists are busy researching silk. In addition to understanding the fascinating mechanical properties of silk, these researchers are also interested in its production. A silkworm's cocoon is traditionally unraveled to collect the silk. To demonstrate an alternative option, Beth Mortimer's group selected the following approach.