On 26th May the winners of the ZwickRoell Science Award received their prizes during the ZwickRoell Academia Day 2017 at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. More than seventy participants from twenty countries had submitted 100 entries, presenting the jury with a difficult task.
First prize, together with 5,000 euros in prize money and the Paul Roell Medal, went to Maria F. Partano of the University of Trento, Italy, for her nano testing machine based on MEMS technology and used for characterization of small components and materials. Progressive miniaturization and the increasing use of nano materials necessitate micro-scale characterization, as characteristic values from macroscopic tests cannot be scaled at will.
David Jocham of the Technical University of Munich received second prize for his method of biaxial determination of the yield locus of mild steel during forming.
Third prize was awarded to Zihao Quin of Tsinghua University in China for his work in the field of oscillating signals in dynamic materials testing at high speeds.