The Gustav-Eirich-Award

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

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

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Competition for Gustav-Eirich-Award 2017 is open. Contributions should be sent until: 31st May 2017

Who is behind the Eirich Award?

Who is behind the 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, Riverside Refractories 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
  • Prof. Peter QUIRMBACH, ECREF European Centre for Refractories gem. GmbH, Germany

For what is the Eirich Award presented?

For what is the Eirich Award presented?

Possible presentations are:

  • primarily Dissertations
  • and/or individual research with a scientific content equal to that of a dissertation e. g. habilitation, post-doc work.

 

Please state exactly launching and finish date 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

The following Refractory based topics are requested:

  • 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

Guidelines

Guidelines

Guidelines for the abstract

  • personal data sheet, max. 1 page
  • Abstracts, max. 3 pages
  • additionally one page including figures
  • font size: 10, font type: Arial, 1.5 line spacing
  • DIN A 4, margins: 2.5 cm
  • curriculum vitae, max. 1 printed page
  • abstracts and CV must be written in English
  • please add copy of certificate of PhD
  • if date of final exam is in between date of submission and date of jury meeting please add confirmation of supervising professor
  • please fill in attached form concerning your


Guidelines for the presentation

  • in German or English possible (simultaneous translation)
  • approx. 10 minutes
  • copy of your powerpoint presentation for the translators

The papers will be reviewed by international experts and afterwards published in "refractories WORLDFORUM".

Prizes

Prizes


1st Price: € 3.000,-

2nd Price: € 2.000,-

3rd Price: € 1.000,-

Winners of the first three awards will present their paper as a invited lecture (10 minutes) at the award ceremony at the "International Colloquium on Refractories" in Aachen. The exact placement will be announced at the award ceremony.

The winners will get traveling costs and one hotel overnight stay reimbursed.

Winners

Winners

The Gustav Eirich Award is awarded since 2009. 

You can see a list of all winners here.

Further information

Further information

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