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Materials Science and Technology Literature Review Prize

About the prize

The aim of the Materials Science and Technology Literature Review Prize is to encourage definitive, critical reviews of the literature by students and to make these available to a wider readership by publication in the journal Materials Science and Technology (MST). The prize is administered by the editorial board of MST and sponsored by TWI.

We are delighted to announce that the 2018 winner of the literature review prize is Diptak Bhattacharya, Colorado School of Mines, with his article Liquid Metal Embrittlement during Resistant Spot Welding of Zn-coated High Strength Steels.

The runners up for this year's prize were:

Frank Niessen, Technical University of Denmark - Austenite reversion in low-carbon martensitic stainless steels - a CALPHAD-assisted review

Boning Ding, University of Cambridge - Improving Radiative Recombination Efficiency of Green Light-Emitting Diodes

Submissions are now closed for the 2019 prize.

Materials Science and Technology

Language: en-US

Publisher: tandf

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Materials Science and Technology Literature Review Prize

2018 - WinnerDiptak Bhattacharya
Liquid metal embrittlement during resistance spot welding of Zn-coated high-strength steels3415
2018 - Runner UpFrank Niessen
Austenite reversion in low-carbon martensitic stainless steels – a CALPHAD-assisted review3412
2018 - Runner UpBoning Ding
Improving radiative recombination efficiency of green light-emitting diodes3414
2017 - WinnerSyed Ghazi Sarwat
Materials science and engineering of phase change random access memory3316
2017- Runner UpAngus Crake
Metal-organic frameworks based materials for photocatalytic CO2 reduction3315
2017 - Runner UpArunim Ray
Niobium microalloying in rail steels3314
2016 - WinnerI. Rašovic
Water-soluble fullerenes for medical applications337
2016 - Runner UpA. S. Wilson
Formation and effect of topologically close-packed phases in nickel-base superalloys339
2016 - Runner UpP. G. Jenkins
Understanding physical changes and strength loss of E-glass fibres following exposure to elevated temperatures333
2015 - WinnerR. Nazir
Collagen–hyaluronic acid based interpenetrating polymer networks as tissue engineered heart valve329
2015 - Runner UpC. X. Ren
Polarisation fields in III-nitrides: effects and control325
2015 - Runner UpM. Bachelet
Design of pH-responsive gold nanoparticles in oncology328
2014 - WinnerD. Griffiths
Explaining texture weakening and improved formability in magnesium rare earth alloys311
2014 - Runner UpY. H. Sun
Inverse ductile–brittle transition in metallic glasses?316
2014 - Runner UpJ. E. Zelenty
Understanding thermally induced embrittlement in low copper RPV steels utilising atom probe tomography318
2013 - WinnerP. F. F. Walker
Improving the reliability of highly loaded rolling bearings: the effect of upstream processing on inclusions304
2013 - Runner UpH. F. Greer
Non-classical crystal growth of inorganic and organic materials306
2012 - WinnerH E Coules
Contemporary approaches to reducing weld induced residual stress291
2012 - Runner UpL C D Fielding
The Bainite Controversy294
2012 - Runner UpK A Soady
Life assessment methodologies incoroporating shot peening process effects: mechanistic consideration of residual stresses and strain hardening Part 1 – effect of shot peening on fatigue resistance296
2012 - Runner UpK A Soady, B G Mellor & P A S Reed
Life assessment methodologies incoroporating shot peening process effects: mechanistic consideration of residual stresses and strain hardening Part 2 – approaches to fatigue lifing after shot peening296
2012 - Runner UpT. Mousavi et al.
Structural parameters affecting superconductivity in iron chalcogenides: a review3015
2011 - WinnerM-H Evans
White structure flaking (WSF) in wind turbine gearbox bearings: effects of ‘butterflies’ and white etching cracks (WECs)281
2011 - Runner UpC Betts
Benefits of metal foams and developments in modelling techniques to assess their materials behaviour: a review282
2011 - Runner UpS Godard Desmarest
Reliability of Pb-free solders for harsh environment electronic assemblies283
2010 - WinnerT Gershon
Metal oxide applications in organic-based photovoltaics279
2010 - Runner UpS Gamble
Fabrication–microstructure–performance relationships of reversible solid oxide fuel cell electrodes–review2710
2010 - Runner UpJ Briscoe & S Dunn
Extremely thin absorber solar cells based on nanostructured semiconductors262
2009 - WinnerS. E. Bennett
Dislocations and their reduction in GaN269
2009 - Runner UpI. Bhamji et al.
Solid state joining of metals by linear friction welding: a literature review271
2008 - WinnerA. B. Short
Gas tungsten arc welding of α + β titanium alloys: a review253
2008 - Runner UpR. Bhattacharya & B. P. Wynne
Hot working and crystallographic texture analysis of magnesium AZ alloys272
2007 - WinnerY. Zhang
Inhomogeneous deformation in metallic glasses244
2005 - WinnerD. S. Deak
Strontium titanate surfaces232
2004 - WinnerT. E. Quested
Understanding mechanisms of grain refinement of aluminium alloys by inoculation2011
2002 - WinnerR. Oliver
Growth and characterisation of nitride nanostructures1811
2002 - WinnerL. J. Nelson
Smart piezoelectric Fibre composites1811
2001 - WinnerL.D. Way
Cleanness, castability, and surface quality of formable sheet steels1710
2000 - WinnerS. Hoile
Processing and properties of mild interstitial free steels1610

Submission Instructions

Each review receives constructive comments from three independent referees who are experts in the subject matter concerned, and where appropriate, comments from members of the editorial board of the journal. Providing the articles are appropriately revised, they are accepted for publication in MST.

While all accepted reviews will be published, six of the contributors will form the finalists in the competition. They will present the reviews orally during Spring 2017, to a panel of judges compiled from the Editorial Board of MST, who will then select the winner and runner ups. The prize carries an honorarium for the winner and any runner up awards.

The Prize is open to any postgraduate studying for a materials science and engineering related qualification at either a UK or international institution.

Submission is via www.edmgr.com/mst by no later than Friday 2nd December 2016. The manuscript should be authored by the candidate alone and accompanied by a declaration that the review is the candidate’s own work and that any assistance received has been fully acknowledged.

The submitted manuscript should provide a concise, critical review of the literature on the chosen topic:

(a) Critical review. An example of a critical assessment is when there are two papers containing data on the same topic, it is useful to plot the data together, compare and see if the conclusions of each paper are justified. Alternatively, if data are presented without clear interpretation, you can search the literature to see whether others can provide a solution.

(b) Concise: “It is to be noted that the authors [5] conducted a large number of experiments that generated data which led to the conclusion that the fatigue strength improves in the presence of retained austenite in the microstructure” can be expressed concisely as “Many experiments [5] suggest that the fatigue strength is enhanced by austenite that is retained in the microstructure.”

(c) Chosen topic: The topic should be focused so that the literature can be comprehensively assessed. Thus, “Biomaterials” is too broad, whereas “hydroxyapetite coated titanium” may be manageable. The topic must relate to materials science with significant structure-property-processing aspects.

(d) Limit yourself to about 6000 words (excluding contents page, references and tables); a concise abstract not exceeding 120 words must be included.

(e) Avoid the use of topic specific jargon, and an excessive use of abbreviations. The subject matter should be readable by non-specialists who are nevertheless materials scientists.

(f) Permission must be obtained for any figures obtained from the literature. All work on which you base the review should be explicitly acknowledged via references.  You must read and understand the references that you quote.

(g) Plagiarism is unethical and entries may be subject to iThenticate checks for duplication against the CrossCheck database.

(h) Detailed author guidelines are available from the journal homepage at www.tandfonline.com/ymst and a list of common mistakes on http://www.msm.cam.ac.uk/phase-trans/thesis-info/LRP.html

Enquiries to:
Rose Worrell
Taylor & Francis, 297 Euston Road, London, NW1 3AD
Tel: +44 (20) 701 75806, email: rose.worrell@tandf.co.uk