First prize, together with 5,000 euros in prize money and the Paul Roell Medal, went to Maria F. Partano of the University of Trento, Italy, for her nano testing machine based on MEMS technology and used for characterization of small components and materials. Progressive miniaturization and the increasing use of nano materials necessitate micro-scale characterization, as characteristic values from macroscopic tests cannot be scaled at will.
David Jocham of the Technical University of Munich received second prize for his method of biaxial determination of the yield locus of mild steel during forming.
Third prize was awarded to Zihao Quin of Tsinghua University in China for his work in the field of oscillating signals in dynamic materials testing at high speeds.
Entries for the Zwick Science Award are invited once again this year; the closing date for submissions is the end of December 2017.
The Zwick Academia Day 2018 will be on 15th May at the Sapienza University of Rome and will once again provide the setting for the presentation of the Zwick Science Award.