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Previous Emerald Engineering Outstanding Doctoral Research Awards Winners


Awards archive

Emerald seeks to celebrate excellence in engineering research by sponsoring the annual Emerald Engineering Outstanding Doctoral Research Awards.

2013/2014 Emerald Engineering Outstanding Doctoral Research Awards

Additive manufacturing

RPJCategory sponsored by Rapid Prototyping Journal and Global Alliance of Rapid Prototyping Associations (GARPA).

This category concentrates on rapid product development and additive technologies in a manufacturing environment, although applications within other areas, such as medicine or construction, are also accepted.

 

Winner

Dr Marlon Wesley Machado, Cunico University of São Paulo, Brazil
 "Development of novel technology of additive manufacturing based on selective composite formation"

Highly Commended

Dr Wenchao Zhou, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
 "INTERFACE DYNAMICS IN INKJET DEPOSITION"

Dr Jan Deckers, KU Leuven, Belgium
 "Selective Laser Sintering and Melting as additive manufacturing methods to produce alumina parts (‘3D printing’ of ceramics)"

Numerical Heat Transfer & CFD

HHFCategory sponsored by International Journal of Numerical Methods for Heat & Fluid Flow

This category concentrates on the development, refinement and application of methods relating to numerical heat transfer and computational fluid dynamics in a variety of environments and media.

 

Winner

Dr Gregor Kosec, Jozef Stefan Institute, Slovenia
 " LOCAL MESHLESS METHOD FOR MULTI-PHASE THERMO-FLUID PROBLEMS"

Highly Commended

Mr Shyamprasad Karagadde, University of Manchester, UK
 " Multi-phase modeling of microporosity and microstructures during solidification of aluminum alloys"

Dr Diego Knupp, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
 "Analysis of Conjugated Problems in Micro-heat Spreaders via Integral Transforms in Single Domain Formulations
  and Non-intrusive Optical Techniques"

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2012 Emerald Engineering Outstanding Doctoral Research Awards

Additive manufacturing

RPJCategory sponsored by Rapid Prototyping Journal and Global Alliance of Rapid Prototyping Associations(GARPA) .

This category concentrates on rapid product development and additive technologies in a manufacturing environment, although applications within other areas, such as medicine or construction, are also accepted.

Winner

Dr Li Yang, North Carolina State University, USA
"Structural Design, Optimization and Application of 3D Re-entrant Auxetic Structures"

Highly Commended

LopesDr Amit Lopes, The University of Texas at El Paso, USA
"Hybrid Manufacturing: Integrating Stereolithography and Direct Print Technologies"

“This award gives me a sense of satisfaction that my research was highly commended by an internationally acclaimed editorial panel. Young researchers, like us, are fortunate to have our research efforts recognized through such awards and would like to thank Emerald for their efforts in promoting new doctoral graduates while motivating new doctoral students to do their best. I would like to sincerely thank my advisor, Dr. Ryan Wicker for his vision, guidance, support, and patience throughout my doctoral research. I would like to acknowledge the mentorship of Coach Robert Kitchens, Dr. Ricardo Pineda, and Manny Pacillas that helped keep me on track to achieve my goals. This award was made possible due to the sacrifices made by my family and friends who helped me throughout my life and this award is dedicated to them. I would like to end this testimonial with a quote that is very dear to me and hope it serves as a motivator for all doctoral candidates out there – ‘What You Do in Life, Echoes in Eternity – Gladiator.”

XiaoyongDr Xiaoyong Tian, Xi'an Jiaotong University, China
"Rapid prototyping of ceramics by direct laser sintering"
The thesis was completed at the Clausthal University of Technology, Germany

“I am much honored to be awarded the Highly Commended Award in the Additive Manufacturing category of the 2012 Emerald Engineering Outstanding Doctoral Research Awards. I would like to express my appreciation to Emerald, Rapid Prototyping Journal and Global Alliance of Rapid Prototyping Associations (GARPA). It will be encouraging me to make further progress in the field of Additive Manufacturing Technologies. Special thanks must go to my supervisors Prof. Dr. J. G. Heinrich in Clausthal University of Technology, Germany and Prof. Dr. Dichen Li in Xi’an Jiaotong University, China for their continuous support and inspiration.”

Numerical Heat Transfer & CFD

HHFCategory sponsored by International Journal of Numerical Methods for Heat & Fluid Flow

This category concentrates on the development, refinement and application of methods relating to numerical heat transfer and computational fluid dynamics in a variety of environments and media.


Winner

AndersDr Denis Anders, University of Siegen, Germany
"Diffusion Induced Microstructural Changes in Functional Multicomponent Systems - Modeling, analysis and Simulation"

"I feel deeply honoured to be recognised by the committee for the 2012 Emerald Engineering Outstanding Doctoral Research Award in the category Numerical Heat Transfer & CFD. This prestigious award will certainly be a source of motivation for me to keep up doing high quality research at the intersection of mathematics and computational engineering."

Highly Commended

Dr Debapriya Chakraborty, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
"Interfacial Transport in Rotationally Actuated Microfluidic Devices"

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2011 Emerald Engineering Outstanding Doctoral Research Awards

The Awards were open to those who had completed and satisfied examination requirements for a Doctoral award between 1 October 2008 and 1 October 2011, and had not applied for these Awards before.

Additive manufacturing

RPJCategory sponsored by Rapid Prototyping Journal and Global Alliance of Rapid Prototyping Associations(GARPA) .

This category concentrates on rapid product development and additive technologies in a manufacturing environment, although applications within other areas, such as medicine or construction, are also accepted.

Winner

Dr Yanzhe Yang, GE Global Research Center, USA
"Fabrication of Long-Fiber-Reinforced Metal Matrix Composite using Ultrasonic Consolidation"

Highly Commended

Dr James Gibert, Clemson University, USA
"Dynamics of Ultrasonic Consolidation"

Dr Evren Yasa, Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium
"Manufacturing by combining selective laser melting and selective laser erosion/laser re-melting"

Numerical Heat Transfer & CFD

HHFCategory sponsored by International Journal of Numerical Methods for Heat & Fluid Flow

This category concentrates on the development, refinement and application of methods relating to numerical heat transfer and computational fluid dynamics in a variety of environments and media.

Winner

Image: Dr Rhodri Bevan (right) pictured with Professor Roland Lewis (left); opens in new windowDr Rhodri Bevan, Swansea University, UK
"A locally conservative Galerkin approach for subject-specific biofluid dynamics"

"I am very honoured to receive the 2011 Emerald Engineering Outstanding Doctoral Research Award in the Numerical Heat Transfer & CFD category. I am thoroughly delighted that my work in the area of computational biomedical flows has been adjudged by an international panel to be of outstanding quality. I would like to thank Emerald for providing this award as an opportunity to promote doctoral research. Finally, I would like to add a special thank you to my supervisors Professor P. Nithiarasu and Dr R. van Loon for their enthusiastic support and guidance."

Award presented at Swansea University, UK
Photo: Dr Rhodri Bevan (right) pictured with Professor Roland Lewis (left)

Highly Commended

Dr Siddhartha Das, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
"Theoretical Studies on Electrokinetic Transport and Separation in Nanofluidic Channels"

Image: Dr Rubén Sevilla (right) pictured with Professor Roland Lewis (left); opens in new windowDr Rubén Sevilla, Swansea University, UK
"NURBS-Enhanced Finite Element Method (NEFEM)"
The thesis was completed at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), Barcelona, Spain

“It is a great honour for me to receive a Highly Commended award as part of the 2011 Outstanding Doctoral Research Awards. I highly appreciate this initiative from Emerald and I would like to encourage future candidates to submit the dissertation to this very prestigious award.”

Award presented at Swansea University, UK
Photo: Dr Rubén Sevilla (right) pictured with Professor Roland Lewis (left)

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2010 Emerald Engineering Outstanding Doctoral Research Awards

The Awards were open to those who had completed and satisfied examination requirements for a Doctoral award between 1 October 2007 and 1 October 2010, and had not applied for these Awards before.

Additive Manufacturing

RPJCategory sponsored by Rapid Prototyping Journal and Global Alliance of Rapid Prototyping Associations(GARPA) .

This category concentrates on rapid product development and additive technologies in a manufacturing environment, although applications within other areas, such as medicine or construction, are also accepted.

 

Winner

Christopher Williams, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, USA
'Design and Development of a Layer-Based Additive Manufacturing Process for the Realization of Metal Parts of Designed Mesostructure'

Highly Commended

Javier MunguiaJavier Munguia, Newcastle University, UK
"RMADS: Development of a concurrent Rapid Manufacturing Advice system"

Javier commented: "Since the very beginning of my “still early” career as researcher, getting published in an Emerald journal has opened an amazing range of doors for me, so receiving this Emerald Engineering Outstanding Doctoral Research Award has also a special significance. As PhD candidates we always wonder whether our thesis will have any relevance in the future, so I’m really thrilled to have my thesis assessed by the large “additive manufacturing family” and selected as one of the top ones. Definitely I’m really grateful for this award and being part of this community."

Bogdan Valentan, University of Maribor, Slovenia
"Development of a Part-Complexity Evaluation Model for Application in Additive Fabrication Technologies"

Image:John ObielodanJohn Obielodan, Ohio Northern University, USA
"Fabrication of Multi-Material Structures Using Ultrasonic Consolidation and Laser-Engineered Net Shaping"

John commented: "I feel greatly honored to have won the “Highly Commended Award” of the 2010 Emerald Engineering Outstanding Doctoral Research Awards in the Additive Manufacturing category. I would like to thank Emerald Group Publishing Limited and Rapid Prototyping Journal for sponsoring this highly motivating award. It is indeed a great encouragement and a call to more commitment to cutting edge research in additive manufacturing."

 

 

Numerical Heat Transfer & CFD

HHFCategory sponsored by International Journal of Numerical Methods for Heat & Fluid Flow

This category concentrates on the development, refinement and application of methods relating to numerical heat transfer and computational fluid dynamics in a variety of environments and media.

 

Joint Winners

Image: David StevensDavid Stevens, University of Nottingham, UK
"The LHI method: A Scalable meshless numerical technique for the solution of transport equations"

David commented: "I feel honoured that my doctoral work has been selected as joint-winner of the Emerald Engineering Outstanding Doctoral Research Award in the category of Numerical Heat Transfer & CFD. I would like to thank Emerald for providing recognition and encouragement to young researchers through these prizes. On a personal note, I would like to thank Prof. Henry Power for his support and guidance throughout the doctoral work that led to this award. Receiving this award has further motivated me to continue my research into the development of meshless numerical methods."

Alessandro MauroAlessandro Mauro, Università degli Studi di Napoli 'Parthenope', Italy
"Development of a Fully Explicit Matrix Inversion Free Finite Element Algorithm for the Simulation of High Temperature Fuel Cells"

Alessandro commented: "I feel extremely privileged to have won this prestigious 2010 Emerald Engineering Outstanding Doctoral Research Award in the Numerical Heat Transfer & CFD category for my research “Development of a Fully Explicit Matrix Inversion Free Finite Element Algorithm for the Simulation of High Temperature Fuel Cells”. Being judged and found eligible by an international commission of prestigious Professors and Researchers is a great gratification for me. This success feeds my passion for research and pushes me towards new objectives with the right enthusiasm. I thank Emerald Group Publishing Limited for
the Award and for promoting high quality research throughout the World."

Highly Commended

Kamel Hooman, The University of Queensland, Australia
"Modeling Variable Viscosity Forced and Free Convection in Porous Media"

 

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