The Gustav Eirich Award

The aim of this award is to promote ideas and, at the same time, to support young talents in technical disciplines.

The Gustav Eirich Award is a contribution to the long-term success of companies in the refractories production and application industries.

The Gustav Eirich Award is presented for the three best dissertations (Ph.D. theses) in the field of refractories that have been completed no longer than two years ago.

Applications for the 2021 Gustav Eirich Award are invited until May 31st, 2021. To apply, please see the "Guidelines for application" below.

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Who is behind the Gustav Eirich Award?

Who is behind the Gustav Eirich Award?

Since the invention of the Eirich mixing principle over 80 years ago, the worldwide refractories industry has been a core market for Gustav Eirich Maschinenfabrik, the Hardheim-based engineering companay in Germany (http://www.eirich.com/en/mixer-intensive-mixer).

The ECREF European Centre for Refractories gem. GmbH as science supporting institution of the German Refractories Association aims to encourage young academics and effectively publicize their knowledge with this contest of excellence.

Members of the evaluation panel

Members of the evaluation panel

The economy is represented on the jury by:

  • Manuel MIRANDA Martinez, Fundación ITMA , Spain
  • Thomas AUER, Böhler Edelstahl GmbH, Austria
  • Mike ALEXANDER, Allied Mineral Products Inc., USA

 

The science is represented on the jury by:

  • Dr. Patrick GEHRE, TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Germany
  • Prof. Marc HUGER, ENSCI Limoges, France
  • Prof. Jacek SZCZERBA, AGH Dept. f. Ceramics & Refractories, Poland

 

Organisers

  • Stephan EIRICH, Maschinenfabrik Gustav Eirich GmbH & Co KG, Germany
  • Dr. Christian DANNERT, ECREF European Centre for Refractories gem. GmbH, Germany

For what is the Gustav Eirich Award presented?

For what is the Gustav Eirich Award presented?

You can apply with:

  • Your dissertation for a Ph.D. degree
  • and/or individual research with a scientific content equal to that of a dissertation for a  Ph.D. degree e.g. habilitation, post-doc work.

 

Please state exactly the starting and finishing dates of the work you apply with the CV form. The work should have been completed no longer than two years ago.          Participation with the same work is only allowed once.

Topics

Topics

Your work, with which you apply for the Gustav Eirich Award, may cover any topic in the field of refractories (i.e. raw materials, innovative refractories, testing, application of the refractories in process industries...). However, the evaluation criteria of the Gustav Eirich Award focus on the transfer of knowledge from science into industrial applications. Therefore, thesis dealing with the basic science of refractories are not in the direct scope of the Gustav Eirich Award.

Evaluation criteria

Evaluation criteria

You apply for the Gustav Eirich Award with a four-page abstract of your work. Please note, that only this abstract will be evaluated.

The evaluation criteria for the Gustav Eirich Award will be exclusively focused on the possibilities of transfer for new refractory knowledge (provided by your thesis) to real industrial applications (FROM SCIENCE TO INDUSTRY). You should thus present your work in a specific way that highlights this potential transfer into the refractory industry or process industry where refractories are used.

In this regards, the excellence of your work (new knowledge/new materials/new process/new services) will specifically be evaluated taking into account the following criteria:

  • How your work could contribute to an improvement of resource efficiency?
  • How your work could contribute to an improvement of energy efficiency or/and a reduction of greenhouse gases?
  • How your work could contribute to an enhancement of process efficiency for refractory producers or for refractory end-users?
  • How modelling in your work could be apply to improvement of industrial processes?

 

In addition to these, two further criteria will be also considered:

  • To what extend your work could be widely understood and integrated by the refractory or the process industry, and applied quickly in real life?
  • How well your four-page abstract clearly explains how your work specifically addresses one or more of the four aforementioned criteria?

Guidelines for application

Guidelines for application

To apply for the Gustav Eirich Award, please submit:

  • A curriculum vita

  • A copy of your Ph.D. certificate, which shows the date you were awarded your Ph.D.
  • An abstract of your Ph.D. thesis according to the following rules:
    • Max. 4 pages
    • English language
    • A4 or letter format
    • Font size not smaller than 10 pt.
  • Please submit all documents as individual PDF files. You may bundle them in a ZIP archive if you wish

Prizes

Prizes


1st Price: € 3.000,-

2nd Price: € 2.000,-

3rd Price: € 1.000,-

Winners of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd price will be able to present their paper as invited lecture during the award ceremony at the annual ICR International Colloquium on Refractories in Aachen, Germany. The placement of the winners will be announced at the award ceremony. The winners will also be invited to submit a paper for publication in the journal "refractories WORLDFORUM".

The winners will also receive free entrance to the ICR International Colloquium on Refractories.

Winners

Winners

The Gustav Eirich Award is awarded since 2009. 

You can see a list of all winners here.

Contact

Contact

ECREF European Center for Refractories gem. GmbH
Keyword: "Gustav Eirich Award"
Rheinstrasse 58
56203 Hoehr-Grenzhausen
Germany

Phone: +49 2624 9433-140
Fax:     +49 2624 9433-135
mail:     info[at]eirich-award.eu