At the EKC 2015, “Young Scientist Award” is newly created to recognize an excellent young researcher in Europe.

  • The applicants are “master or PhD students” or “post-doctorate researchers” who have obtained their PhD degree after 24 July 2013.
  • The applicants should be under the age of 40 (who are born after 24 July 1975).
  • Permanent job holders cannot apply for this award.
  • The applicants should submit an abstract using the abstract template (downloadable from the EKC 2015 website) at the session “Young Scientist Award” (http://registration.ekc2015.eu).
  • The applicants should also send the EKC program director (Professor Chung Hae PARK, summitop@empas.com) a letter of recommendation and a CV (resume) where the date of birth and the date of final academic degree acquisition are clearly indicated.
  • Each abstract will be evaluated by a jury nominated by the scientific advisory board and the group heads.
  • After the abstract reviewing process, selected finalists shall be invited to make a speech (in English) at the session “Young Scientist Award.”
  • The abstracts which are not selected as finalists will be presented at other scientific sessions according to the topic.
  • The excellence of the candidate will be evaluated in terms of the technical merit of research and the quality of presentation.
  • The best young scientist shall be awarded the prize at the banquet on 24 July 2015.