The student speech contest at the biannual ECerS conference is an event where young research students, representing each of the ECerS member countries, are able to give an oral presentation that is evaluated by a jury.
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Louis Winnubst
Louis Winnubst
Ceramic Membranes Group
University of Twente Enschede, The Netherlands
János Szépvölgyi
János Szépvölgyi
Professor Emeritus
Institute of Materials and Environmental Chemistry
Research Centre for Natural Sciences Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary


The presentation duration will be 15 minutes, followed by questions from the jury and the audience.

  • Each member country of ECerS can send one (PhD, MSc, BSc) research student as the candidate of their country for the ECerS student speech contest.
  • The oral presentation at the contest should be based on research work that the candidate has performed himself/herself at a research institution in the country he/she is representing.
  • Graduate representatives must be within their first five years of full time research at the time of the speech.
  • If the representative is a PhD student, the candidate can participate in the competition if he/she defends (or will defend) his/her thesis after September 1, 2016.
  • The candidate obtains free registration to ECerS2017.
  • The candidate obtains free registration to Gala Dinner.
  • Each candidate is entitled to free accommodation and travel support up to 440 € granted by JECS Trust.
  • All student will be accommodated in Novotel Budapest City in twin rooms. It will be booked directly by the conference office.
  • The national society have to inform the ECerS educational working group as well as the conference organisers not later than April 30, 2017 who will be the representative of their country (1)

(1) The following data from the candidate should be sent by e-mail (before April 30 2017) to the chairs of the Student Speech Contest:

  • Name of the candidate
  • Name and address of university/institute
  • E-mail address
  • Date of birth
  • (Expected) date of defence of BSc, MSc or PhD thesis
  • Title of presentation

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Instructions for candidates

  • All candidates are requested to fill out a form about their travel expenses and submit the originals of the tickets, invoices, bills, receipts to conference office. For instruction of travel cost reimbursement, please contact conference office.
  • The candidates should not register for the conference through the web page, but one-page Abstract of each candidate should be send by email to the conference office using only the official docx template of the conference.

  • Abstract Submission Deadline for Student Speech Contest: May 7, 2017