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On behalf of the Editor-in-Chief, Prof. Dr. Gilbert Fantozzi, we wish to acknowledge our reviewers who so generously offer their time to review the papers submitted to Ceramics by presenting an award to the reviewers who have demonstrated their dedication, professionalism, and timeliness in reviewing manuscripts for Ceramics.
What are the pre-requisites to be eligible for this award? All of the reviewers for Ceramics in 2024 will be automatically included.
Selection Criteria: – Number of review reports; – The quality and timeliness of review reports.
What will the winner receive? There will be one winner this year, and will receive the following: – CHF 500; – An opportunity to publish a paper free of charge in 2025 after peer review; – A certificate.
When will the winners be announced? The winners will be announced on 31 March 2025 on the journal website.
We are pleased to announce the “Ceramics 2023 Best Paper Award” for research and review articles published in Ceramics in 2023. One review and one research article will receive an award each. The papers will be selected after a thorough evaluation by the journal Award Committee led by the Editor-in-Chief, Prof. Dr. Gilbert Fantozzi.
Eligibility for the Award: – Papers published in Ceramics in 2023; – Open to all career levels; – Both regular and Special Issue submissions will be considered.
Selection Criteria: The papers will be selected by the journal Award Committee according to the following criteria: – Scientific merit and broad impact; – Originality of the research objectives and/or the ideas presented; – Creativity of the study design or uniqueness of the approaches and concepts; – Clarity of presentation; – Citations and downloads.
The Prize: – One review award: CHF 500 and a chance to publish a paper free of charge in Ceramics in 2025 after peer review; – One research article award: CHF 500 and a chance to publish a paper free of charge in Ceramics in 2025 after peer review; – Each winner will also receive a certificate.
The winners will be announced on the journal website before 30 June 2025.
As the Editor-in-Chief of Ceramics, it is my great pleasure to announce the winner of the Ceramics 2022 Best PhD Thesis Award. This award is for a PhD student or recently qualified PhD who has produced a highly anticipated thesis with great academic potential.
The award has been granted to: “Metal Nanoparticle Carbon Nanocomposites to Produce Electrochemical Devices for Environmental Water Monitoring” by Dr. Wenchao Duan, Institut de Ciència de Materials de Barcelona (ICMAB-CSIC) and Instituto de Microelectrónica de Barcelona (IMB-CNM-CSIC), Spain
The winner will receive CHF 500, a certificate, and a chance to publish a featured paper in Ceramics with the article processing charge (APC) waived before the end of 2023.
On behalf of the evaluation committee, I congratulate the winner on his accomplishments. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all the applicants for submitting their exceptional theses and thank the Award Committee for voting and helping with this award.
Prof. Dr. Gilbert Fantozzi Editor-in-Chief, Ceramics
As the Editor-in-Chief of Ceramics, it is my great pleasure to announce the winner of the Ceramics 2021 PhD Thesis Award. The prize has been granted to a doctor who has produced a highly anticipated academic potential thesis:
“Understanding the Effectiveness of Plutonium Surrogates for Waste and Stockpile Immobilisation” by Lewis Blackburn, Immobilisation Science Laboratory, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Sheffield, Sheffield S1 3JD, UK
The winner will receive 500 CHF and a certificate.
On behalf of the evaluation committee, I would like to congratulate the winner on his accomplishment. We would also like to take this opportunity to thank all the nominated research groups of the abovementioned exceptional thesis for their contributions to Ceramics, and the award committee for voting and helping with this award.
Prof. Dr. Gilbert Fantozzi Editor-in-Chief, Ceramics
We are pleased to announce the “Ceramics Best Paper Awards” for 2021. Nominations were made by the Evaluation Committee from all the papers published in 2020 and approved by the Editor-in-Chief Prof. Dr. Gilbert Fantozzi. We are now proud to announce that the final winner has been selected, and the information is as follows:
Chemical Preparation Routes and Lowering the Sintering Temperature of Ceramics by Philippe Colomban Ceramics2020, 3(3), 312–339; https://doi.org/10.3390/ceramics3030029
Please join us in congratulating the winner of the Best Paper Award. He will receive 500 CHF and a certificate for his outstanding work. We would also like to take this opportunity to thank all of our authors for their continued support of Ceramics and thank the Evaluation Committee Members for voting and contributing to the success of this award.
As Editor-in-Chief of Ceramics, I am pleased to announce the winner of the Ceramics Travel Award 2020.
The Award has been granted to Dr. Mattia Biesuz, a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Trento, Trento, Italy. Dr. Biesuz’s research interests include flash sintering, cold sintering, polymerderived ceramics, ceramics joining, and high-entropy materials. He will attend the “Materials Science and Engineering, MSE” conference (Darmstadt, Germany, 22–25 September 2020).
The winner will receive 500 Swiss Francs and a voucher of 1000 Swiss Francs to publish in Ceramics.
With so many high-quality applicants, the evaluation process and final decision were challenging. We would like to thank all the applicants for their submissions covering a diverse and fascinating range of research topics and congratulate the winner on his accomplishments.
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