The Young Scientist Lecture Competition (YSLC) has gained popularity and prestige ever since first being held during the 5th NANOSMAT conference in Reims, France in 2010. The YSLC was held each year with NANOSMAT meetings. The YSLC aimed to provide a friendly atmosphere competition for young scientists working in the fields of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology so that their presentation skills will improve whilst addressing an informed audience.
The competition is open to anyone who is following a post-graduate course study programme at a recognised university, in any aspect of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. The competition is open to young researchers who are either PhD students or PostDocs. Further, the maximum age of the student should be 35 years. The student will need to be pre-registered for the NANOSMAT SCHOOL by paying the registration fee.
Each entrant will give a presentation lasting not more than 15 minutes on a subject of their choice about any aspect of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. Facilities at the venue will permit PowerPoint presentations.
Questioning from three of the judges (appointed prior to the event) will take place immediately after each presentation. Each judge may ask one/two question(s).
A panel of three judges will adjudicate the competition. Judges will be made up of Academics and Industrialists.
The Student's supervisor/advisor must submit the following items:
(i) - a completed application form. Click here to download the form
(ii) - one copy of the abstract that the student wishes to present at the competition
(iii) - a recommendation letter supporting the nomination
Late or incomplete applications will not be evaluated
Nature of the Award
There will be three prizes:
Gold - Apple IPad
Silver - 200 Euros
Bronze - 100 Euros
In addition, each recipient will each receive a certificate. Winners will be featured in the NANO WORLD magazine. For more details contact: