Young Investigator Award 2019
As Editor-in-Chief of Metals, I am pleased to announce the winner of the 2019 Metals Young Investigator Award offered by the Metals journal this year (2019) to the most outstanding young investigator in the field of metals research.
Dr. Enrique Galindo-Nava has being unanimously elected by the awards committee as the winner of this award as his successful trajectory clearly shows it. An evaluation of his accomplishments clearly indicates that his career as a young scientist is full of merit and highly competitive challenges where he has shown outstanding performance. He has received multiple awards from highly reputable organizations and research entities. His excellent scholarship is evident from his high performance at Cambridge University where he received a fellowship from the Royal Academy of Engineering for five years from January 2017. His work has been focused on disclosing fundamental aspects of plastic deformation and he has multiple publications in highly reputable journals in materials science and engineering. His work covers a wide number of topics of current importance including hydrogen embrittlement, structural materials for aerospace applications, computational materials and simulation of plasticity, among others. In addition, Dr. Enrique Galindo-Nava has been actively involved in collaborating with companies of high prestige such as Rolls-Royce. Therefore, I am confident that Dr. Enrique Galindo-Nava has a bright future as a scientist and as an academic is the clear winner.
I think he has outstanding potential as an academic and with the award of the RAE is on the brink of a successful academic career. He is exceptionally talented in his scientific insight, hardworking, efficient and an inspirational and reliable colleague. Congratulations on a well-deserved award.
Hugo F. Lopez,
Travel Award 2018
As Editor-in-Chief of Metals, I am pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 Metals Travel Award:
Daria Zhemchuzhnikova, from Université de Lorraine is a highly prolific Ph.D. student with numerous relevant projects in Materials Science and Engineering, particularly related to high strength Al-Mg- Si alloys. She is familirand skillful in the use of analytical techniques and equipment for research purposes and has presented her work in various international conferences. She has written 4 patents and possesses numerous achievements and awards. In addition, her list of publications is impressive with 20 papers already published or in the processes of being published. Therefore, I gladly congratulate Daria Zhemchuzhnikova for her outstanding performance as she truly deserves the travel award from MDPI for 2017-18 offered to Ph.D. applicants.
Martin Diehl, from Max-Planck-Institut fur Eisenforschung GmbH has been actively involved in theoretical aspects of crystal plasticity. Through is career, he has been investigating the mechanical properties of aerospace alloys and has received awards in for his work on crystal plasticity simulations and for his expertise in mechanical engineering and materials science. He is the author of over 20 articles in highly recognized journals such as the International Journal of Platicity. It is my pleasure to congratulate Martin Diehl on being the elected postdoc travel award winner from MDPI for 2017-18.
Hugo F. Lopez,
Travel Award 2016
As Editor-in-Chief of Metals, I am pleased to announce the winner of the 2016 Travel Award sponsored by Metals:
The Travel Award is granted to Dr. Ahmad Talaat, a post-doctoral fellow at Faculty of Chemistry, Material Physics Department, University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU, San Sebastian, Spain. The award consists of 800 Swiss Francs.
From the applications received, it is obvious that there was a large pool of highly qualified candidates that deserve this award. Given the fact that only one award was available, it was not a simple task to select the winner for this year. In the election process, an experienced committee closely examined the applicants’ submitted documents, and ranked them based on strong research productivity and performance merit. From the outcome of this exercise Ahmad Talaat was ranked by three out of four committee members (including the Editor-in-Chief) as the winner of this year’s award. Please join me in congratulating Ahmad Talaat for a well-deserved prize.
Hugo F. Lopez