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Quadrant Award to Facilitate Transition from Academia to Industry

06 May 2005

Quadrant Plastic Composites, the Swiss manufacturer of thermoplastic composites, is to launch an international award for engineering and composites graduates.

The launch of the Quadrant Award for outstanding academic achievement for students producing scientific papers in the field of engineering and high-performance plastics and composites, is intended to foster talent and facilitate access to industry for composite scientists and engineers after completion of their academic training.

2005 will be the first time the global manufacturer of high-performance thermoplastic materials and composites that the award has been introduced.

Graduates who have received a PhD or Master's degree in the field of Materials and processes related to engineering and high-performance plastics and composites between August 1, 2004, and July 31, 2005, are invited to enter. The Quadrant Award 2005 will be conferred for two scientific papers, with prizes of EUR 15 000 (PhD level) and EUR 5 000 (Master's level).

Theses submitted at a recognized university and no more than one year old may be entered for the Quadrant Award 2005. An international jury of experts will evaluate the theses. Applicants nominated by the jury for the shortlist will be invited to the awards presentation ceremony in autumn 2005, prior to which they will have an opportunity to present their papers.

The following documentary material in English must be received by Quadrant by July 31, 2005: a one-page summary of the degree or doctoral thesis, curriculum vitae, professor's letter of recommendation, copy of the degree certificate received (decisive for effective date). This documentary material should preferably be forwarded using a form specifically designed for this purpose at the Quadrant website.

Further information on the Quadrant Award 2005 can also be found at the Quadrant website shortly: