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The Young Stress Analyst Competition YSA 14 will place alongside ICEM16 , the 16th International Conference on Experimental Mechanics, 7-11 July 2014 at Cambridge, UK.

The YSA competition is separate to the main conference programme and  any entries need to be completely different to accepted paper presentations. Conference presenters that meet the eligibility criteria are more than  welcome to enter the competition and if selected as a finalist will
have their conference registration fee reimbursed.

Competition format

Entrants are invited to submit a 1000 word summary of their work, based on which 6 finalists will be selected by an expert review panel

The 6 finalists are then asked to present their work at a special conference session where they are judged by a panel of leading industrialists and researchers from  academia

The winners are announced, and prizes awarded at the conference dinner

Entries are welcome from

Full allowance will be made for the varying levels of experience of the applicants

Prizes

How to enter

Write a summary of up to 1000 words, stating the objectives, main results/discussion and conclusions of your work, with a maximum of 6 figures/tables

Complete an application form click here and email entry

The deadline for receipt of entries has been extended to 9th May 2014

Suitable entry topics

Strain and engineering measurement, including:

Selection process

The competition review panel will be comprised of experienced practitioners from industry and academia.The panel will select 6 finalists who will be notified by 23rd May 2014 and invited to the conference to present their work . For more information contact: Dr Simon Quinn, Research Institute for Industry, Faculty of Engineering and the Environment, University of Southampton, SO17 1BJ, United Kingdom. s.quinn@soton.ac.uk Telephone: +44(0)23 8059 8549

2013 Young Stress Analyst Competition Winners

First Prize- Rodolfo Fleury, University of Oxford (UK)
Second Prize - Luis Felippe Sese, University of Jaen (Spain)
Runner Up - Faye Gillard, University of Southampton (UK)
Runner Up - Haibin Zhu, University of Southampton (UK)

2012 Young Stress and Vibration Analyst Competition Winners

First Prize - Danielle Lowe University of Liverpool (UK)
Second Prize - George Crammond, University of Southampton (UK)
Runner up -  Xiaohua Tan, University of Liverpool, UK
Runner up - Jiawei Fu, Arts et Métiers ParisTech, Châlons-en-Champagne, (France) and Loughborough University (UK)

YSVA Booklet 2012

2011 Young Stress Analyst Competition Winners

First Prize - Daniel Mulvihill, University of Oxford (UK)
Second Prize - Martin Leong, Siemens Wind Power (Denmark)
Third Prize - Guillaume Le Louëdec, Arts et Métiers Paristech, Chalons en Champagne (France)
Fourth Prize - Arnaud Limousin, University of Southampton (UK)

YSA Booklet 2011

2010 Young Stress Analyst Competition Winners

First Prize - Nathanael Connesson (pictured right with Richard Burguete, Airbus), LMPF, Arts et Métiers ParisTech,  Châlons-en-Champagne (France)
Second Prize - Andrew Robinson, University of Southampton (UK)
Third Prize - Ryan Judge, University of Liverpool (UK)
Fourth Prize  - Tomasz Brynk, Warsaw University of Technology (Poland)

Young Stress Analyst Handbook - Download here

 

 

2009 YSA Winner Graeme Horne

2009 YSA Winner Graeme Horne (pictured right) said "As a finalist in the Young Stress Analyst competition, I attended the 7th International Conference on Modern Practice in Stress and Vibration Analysis free of charge. This provided an excellent opportunity to present my research and meet academic and industrial experts within the field of stress analysis. To my surprise, I was announced as the winner of the competition at the conference dinner.Besides the prize money, winning has given me enthusiasm to start my PhD and allows me to keep up to date with the community through membership of the British Society for Strain Measurement. I would thoroughly recommend applying, you could be writing this next year!"

2009 Young Stress Analyst Competition Winners

First Prize - Graeme Horne, University of Bristol
2nd Prize - Tran Nam Nguyen, Loughborough University
Runner Up - Djallal Khennouf, University of Southampton
Runner Up - Franck Quero, Manchester University

Young Stress Analyst Handbook - download below
Front Page
Graeme Horne
T. Nam Nguyen
Djallal Khennouf
Franck Querno

 

 

2008 YSA Winner Shamala Sambasivam

2008 YSA Winner Shamala Sambasivam said "It was overwhelming and exciting to win the young stress analyst competition while attending the 6th BSSM international conference. This is really going to benefit me both in the short and long term. I think that this is a great program that benefits and encourages young mechanicians to recognise their aptitude, work to develop them into skills and use these skills to accomplish goals. This recognition has given me confidence in my work and a boost for the final year of the PhD".

2008 Young Stress Analyst download booklet pdf 

2008 Young Stress Analyst Competition Winners

First Prize - Shamala Sambasivam, Southampton University
2nd Prize - Geoffrey Wylde, University of Oxford 
Runner Up - Oscar Portillo, Cambridge University 
Runner Up - Paulo de Matos, University of Oxford 
Poster Competition
First Prize - Xu Song, University of Oxford

2007 YSA Winner Andrew Conway

2007 YSA Winner Andrew Conway said "Taking part in the YSA competition has been a really beneficial experience and one that I can wholeheartedly recommend to anyone thinking about entering. The competition was a great opportunity to generate interest in my research and to meet experts from academia and industry working in the field. Winning the competition has also given me the confidence and motivation to tackle the final year of my PhD."

2007 Young Stress Analyst Competition Winners

First Prize - Andrew Conway, University of Sheffield (pictured right) Second Prize - Matthias Schallert, Federal Institute for Materials Research & Testing, Berlin
Runner Up - Tarun Kumar Sharma, London South Bank University
Runner Up - Juan Pablo Casas-Rodriguez, Loughborough University
Poster Competition
First Prize - Richard Fruehmann, University of Southampton
Runner Up - Vivien Schlueter, Federal Institute for Materials Research & Testing, Berlin