Armourers and Brasiers' Awards 2020

Armourers and Brasiers’ Awards 2020

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Armourers and Brasiers’ Awards 2020



The Armourers and Brasiers’ Awards will be presented in partnership of The Welding Institute and The Armourers and Brasiers’ Gauntlet Trust at The Welding Institute’s annual Summer Dinner. Application Award submissions close on 14 February, 2020.

These awards were created to promote and encourage education and research into materials science and metallurgy. They are divided into the following award categories:

Armourers and Brasiers’ 2019 Travel Award Winners:

The Travel Award grants £500-£1000 to assist postgraduate students who are carrying out materials joining and structural integrity related studies to attend a relevant international conference to support their study. The winners of the 2019 Travel Awards gave written reports of their experiences:

Rosa Grinon Echaniz 

Rosa won the award as a third year PhD student based in the National Structural Integrity Centre (NSIRC) at TWI. With the award/grant Rosa attended The European Corrosion Congress (EUROCORR) 2019 in Seville (Spain). During her time at EUROCORR Rosa had the opportunity to carry out a poster presentation on the subject of ‘mechanistic understanding of protection offered by thermal spray coatings after damage in offshore service.’

Shahir Yusuf

Shahir chose to attend the European Conference on ‘Structural Integrity of Additively Manufactured Materials (ESIAM 19) in Trondheim, Norway. During the three day conference Shahir gave a spoken and poster presentation on ‘post-processing of additively manufactured metals via the high-pressure torsion (HPT) processing under the post-processing category.’

Xu Liu

Xu attended the 2019 Pressure Vessels and Piping (PVP) Conference in San Antonio, Texas. Xu contributed to the event through a spoken presentation and full-length paper looking at the ‘fatigue performance of welded joints under variable amplitude loading spectra (PVP2019-93073).’

Peyman Amirafshari

Peyman used the travel award/grant to attend the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) 38th International conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering (OMAE) in Glasgow. The event allowed Peyman to meet and present ideas and experiences with industry personnel including presenting the paper ‘review of available probabilistic models of the crack growth parameters in the Paris equation.’ All whilst promoting the international cooperation of Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering.

Why should you submit a nomination?

The grant is an excellent opportunity to invest in your career and professional development as a student. It allows you to:

  • Develop your skills and knowledge on industry specific topics that are relevant to your studies
  • Set yourself apart from your peers
  • Network with industry experts - including potential employers and people who can help you develop your career
  • Gain the opportunity to present your work to experts and receive valuable feedback

Deadline for applications is 14 February 2020.

Click here for more details and to apply.