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) that have been completed no longer than two years ago.

Application is now closed for the 2020 Gustav-Eirich-Award. If you want to get in touch with us or announce your application for 2021, please use the link 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 panel

Members of the 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:

  • Prof. Christos ANEZIRIS, 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 launching and finish date of the work within the CV form.
The work should have been completed no longer than two years ago.                              Also the participation is only once allowed.

Topics

Topics

Your work should cover one of the following refractory topics:

  • raw materials
  • materials and components
  • application technologies
  • creativity
  • innovation

 

Topics concerning the studies of materials subsumed under the term "high-temperature materials" of, in the future, under the term "modern refractories" are also welcomed.

Evaluation criteria

Evaluation criteria

The Jury evaluate the contribution after following perspectives:

  • Discussion of environmental aspects incl. consideration of sustainability
  • Discussion of energy and other resources
  • Potential for significant impacts incl. lining lifetime
  • Design and modelling for practical applications
  • Processing aspects within application technologies
  • Conclusion concerning requirement specification

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.
  • To be eligible for the "Gustav-Eirich-Award", your abstract has to address at least one of the topics listed above.
  • 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 be reimbursed for their travel to the award ceremony at the ICR International Colloquium on Refractories in Aachen, Germany including one hotel overnight stay and 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