ZwickRoell Science Award

The ZwickRoell Science Award allows us to gain additional insight into what is currently being researched in the world of materials science. 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.

ZwickRoell 2018 Science Award

Have you realized interesting scientific papers (already published or not) in the area of materials testing? ZwickRoell awards this recognition to authors of scientific papers on the most innovative uses of materials testing machines. The submission deadline is 31st December 2018.

Prizes

  • First place: Paul Roell Medal and €5,000
  • Second place: €2,000
  • Third place: €1,000

For more information about the ZwickRoell Science Award, download the PDF file.
We look forward to receiving your application.

ZwickRoell GmbH&Co. KG

Robert Strehle

August-Nagel-Str. 11

89079 Ulm, Germany

Email: robert.strehle@zwickroell.com

FAQs

Who can participate?
Any author of a scientific paper (no matter if she/he is still at the university).

What scientific works can be submitted?
You can participate with nearly every work, e.g. research or conference articles, posters and scientific papers (published or in preparation). You can submit more than one work.

What kind of document should I send if I want to participate?
The paper (max. 15 pages), conference article or poster, a short CV and if available pictures and/or videos.

What kind of document should I send if my work is a graduation thesis?
As our panel of judges is not able to read a full thesis, a paper is always preferred. If the author is able to make a summary in English of not more than 10 pages summarizing the “materials testing” part of the thesis it will be accepted too.

Can I only participate when a ZwickRoell testing machines was used?

No, every brand of materials testing machines can be used in the scientific work.

How old can the paper be?
If the content of your work is still valid, the age of the publication is not important.

How will the winners be determined?
A jury (1 ZwickRoell employee, 3 professors) will nominate the winners.


Award ceremony

The ZwickRoell Science Award 2018 winners will be honored during the ZwickRoell Academia Day 2019 in Shanghai.
ZwickRoell is bearing all travel and accommodation expenses of the winners to participate the rewarding ceremony.

Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

At the Universität Erlangen a classic biaxial machine with four electromechanical drives generates a multi-axis stress state and evaluates it optically using DIC technology. Additional stress states are created by the respective specimen geometries.

Technische Universität Dresden

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.

University of Oxford

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.

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ZwickRoell Science Award - Oxford University

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.

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