In our aim to continuously maintain and improve the quality of the technical content at Euro PM events, Euro PM2013 saw the introduction of the EPMA Keynote Paper Award.

For a paper to be considered for Keynote status it should report original research or review a topic of interest to the PM community. It must not have been published or be under consideration for publication elsewhere.

The Keynote papers receive an extended 30-minute slot for their presentation at the beginning of the relevant session in the Euro PM conference.

The selection is made by the Technical Programme Committee in February, which carefully pre-selects a series of submitted abstracts. In May the KNP Awards Committee meets and selects the KNP winners based on the manuscript.


The EPMA Keynote Paper Award Winners for Euro PM2023 are :

awardeesRaquel de Oro

Dr Raquel de Oro Calderon (TU Wien, Austria) for the paper: « Insights On The Microstructural Characteristics Of WC-Co-Ru Cemented Carbides»


Mr S Venkatesh Kumaran (IMDEA Materials, Spain) for the paper: « Effect Of Process Parameters And Heat Treatments On Non-equiatomic CoCrFeNiMoxAly HEAs Manufactured By PBF-LB|M Via In-situ Alloying»

awardeesDirk Mugshot

Dipl-Ing Dirk Aderhold (Atomising Systems Ltd, United Kingdom) for the paper: « The Reporting Of Research On Gas Atomisation”

awardeesMartin Bram

Prof Dr Martin Bram (Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany) for the paper Flash Spark Plasma Sintering Of Nd-Fe-B Magnets With Tailored Anisotropic Magnetic Properties


Mr Atte Antikainen (VTT, Finland) for the paper Nitrogen Alloyed Austenitic Ni-free Stainless Steel For Additive Manufacturing

awardeesAne Miren Mancisidor

Dr Ane Miren Mancisidor (LORTEK, Spain) for the paper Cracking Susceptibility Assessment Of L-PBF CM247LC Alloy Based On Composition And Process Parameter Modifications


The EPMA Keynote Paper Award Winners for World PM2022 are :

Rosenblad Louise

Dipl-Ing Rosenblad Louise (KTH, Sweden), for the paper: « Constitutive Modelling Of Solid State Sintering Of Cemented Carbides »

Christophe Reynaud

Dr Ing Christophe Reynaud (CETIM, France), for the paper: « Development Of X40CrMoV5-1 (H13) On Binder Jetting Technologies »

Dr Ing Trapp Johannes

Dr Ing Trapp Johannes (Fraunhofer IFAM, Germany), for the paper: « Brake Discs Made Of Aluminum-Matrix-Composites »

Soares Barreto Erika

Ms Soares Barreto Erika (Leibniz-Institute for Materials Engineering IWT, Germany), Fraunhofer IKTS, Germany, for the paper: « Influence Of Oxygen In The Production Chain Of Metallic Glasses Via Laser Powder Bed Fusion »

Nogueira Gilmar

Mr Nogueira Gilmar (Université Grenoble Alpes, France), for the paper: « Using Discrete Simulations Of Compaction And Sintering To Predict Final Part Geometry »

Graham Simon

Mr Graham Simon (The University of Sheffield, United Kingdom), for the paper: « Solid-state Processing Of Surplus Aluminium Alloy Powders Through A Combination Of Field Assisted Sintering Technology And Hot Rolling »

Luis Olmos

Dr Luis Olmos (Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolas de Hidalgo, Mexico), for the paper: « Fabrication Of Tailored Ti-based Materials By Conventional Powder Metallurgy For Bone Implant Applications »

Denis Mutel

Mr Mutel Denis (Université Laval, Canada), for the paper: « Rheological Characterization Of Water Atomized Tool Steel Powders Developed For Laser Powder Bed Fusion By Supervised And Unsupervised Machine Learning »

Prof Dr Kondoh Katsuyoshi (Osaka University, Japan), for the paper: « High Strength Ti-Zr Alloys With Balanced Ductility Fabricated By Powder Metallurgy And Additive Manufacturing Routes »


The EPMA Keynote Paper Award Winners for Euro PM2021 are :

Scholzen Philipp

Mr Scholzen Philipp, Laboratory for Machine Tools and Production Engineering (WZL) of RWTH Aachen University, Germany, for the paper: « Influence Of Heat Treatment And Densification On The Load Capacity Of Sintered Gears »

Peng Xu

Dipl-Ing Xu Peng , Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Germany, for the paper: « Effects Of Processing Defects On Damage Tolerance Of Sintered Beta Titanium Alloys Under Static And Dynamic Loading »

Lacoste Luc

Ing Lacoste Luc, Mines ParisTech - Centre des matériaux – PSL University - AddUp - Additive Factory Hub (AFH), France, for the paper: « Microstructure Control Of Additively Manufactured IN718 By L-PBF Process »

Berger Christian

Dipl-Ing Berger Christian, Fraunhofer IKTS, Germany, for the paper: « Binder-Jetting Of TiCN-based Cermets »

Poetschke Johannes

Dr Ing Pötschke Johannes, Fraunhofer IKTS, Germany, for the paper: « High Entropy Based Hardmetals »

Andersoon Michael

Dr Andersson Michael, Höganäs AB, Sweden, for the paper: « A Finite Element Based Model Of The Influence Of Density On PM Mechanical Properties »


The EPMA Keynote Paper Award Winners for Euro PM2020 are :

Jonas OTT

Mr OTT Jonas, Robert Bosch GmbH, Germany, for the paper: « Influence Of Porosity And Impurities On The Thermal Conductivity Of Pressure-less Sintered Cu Powder Green Bodies »

Emil Strandh

Mr. STRANDH Emil, Swerim, Sweden, for the paper: « Artificial Porosity Introduced During L-PBF Of IN718, And Its Effect On Fatigue Performance Before And After HIP »

Topi Kosonen

Mr. KOSONEN Topi, EOS Finland Oy, Finland, for the paper: « Evaluation Of Pore Re-opening After HIP In LPBF Ti-6Al-4V »

Ken Mingard

Dr. MINGARD Ken, National Physical Laboratory, United Kingdom, for the paper: « Microstructural Observations Of High Temperature Creep Processes In Hardmetals »


The EPMA Keynote Paper Award Winners for Euro PM2019 are: (from left to right):

  • Prof Thierry Barrière, Institut Femto-St/Applied Mechanic Lab, France, for the paper "Experimental Investigation and Numerical Simulation Analysis of Sintered Micro-fluidic Devices"
  • Dr Mark Taylor, The Manufacturing Technology Centre, United Kingdom, for the paper "Optimising Degassing of HIP Canisters – When is Enough Enough?"
  • Dr José Garcia, Sandvik Coromant AB, Sweden, for the paper "The Dimensions of Hardmetal Microstructures"
  • Dr Ing Alessandro Fais, Epos Srl, Italy, for the paper "E-Forging™ AlSi10 and AlSi10Mg0.4 Powders with Two Distinct Particle Sizes"
  • Mr Louis-Philippe Lefebvre, National Research Council Canada, Canada, for the paper "Rheology of Powders: Assessing the Robustness and Impact of Humidity Charging Particle Size and Composition"


The EPMA Keynote Paper Award Winners for Euro PM2018 are: (from left to right):

  • Ing Chirico Caterina, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain, for the paper "Development of Ti-Nb And Ti-Nb-Fe Beta Alloys from TiH2 Powders"
  • Dipl-Ing Sebastian Riehm, RWTH Aachen University IWM, Germany, for the paper "Tailor-made Functional Composite Components Using AM and HIP"
  • Prof Dr Ozaki Yukiko, Kyushu University, Japan, for the paper "Four-dimensional (4D) Observation of Ductile Fracture in Sintered Iron Using Synchrotron X-ray Laminography"


The EPMA Keynote Paper Award Winners for Euro PM2017 are: (from left to right):

  • Dr Gian Filippo Bocchini, PM Consultant, Italy, for the paper "Can Industrial Standards Disregard Thermodynamics And Material Science?"
  • Dipl.-Ing Julia Ureña, University Carlos III Of Madrid, Spain, for the paper "Role of Beta-stabilizer Elements in Microstructure and Mechanical Properties Evolution of PM Modified Ti Surfaces Designed for Biomedical Applications"
  • Dr Torsten E M Staab, Fraunhofer ISC Wuerzburg, Germany, for the paper "Sintering Iron And Steel: Are There Indications For Defect-Activated Sintering?"
  • Prof Dr Luis Llanes, Universitat Politecnica Catalunya, Spain, for the paper "Implementation of Advanced Characterization Techniques for Assessment of Grinding Effects on the Surface Integrity of WC-Co Cemented Carbides" (Award accepted by Dr José Manuel Torralba, pictured)


The EPMA Keynote Paper Award Winners for World PM2016 are: (from left to right):

  • Dipl.-Ing. Daniel Schwenck, University of Bremen, Germany, for the paper "A Novel Convergent-Divergent Annular Nozzle Design for Close-Coupled Atomization"
  • Mr Yuu Akiyama, Sumitomo Electric Sintered Alloy Ltd, Japan, for the paper "Development of Synchronizer Hub with Helical Gear for DCT"
  • Dr Thomas Ebel, Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Germany, for the paper "Reduction of the Embrittlement Effect of Binder Contamination in MIM Processing of Ti-Alloys"
  • Mr Alexander Angré, Swerea KIMAB, Sweden, for the paper "Phase Transformation Under Isostatic Pressure in HIP"
  • Dipl.-Ing. Dominik Bauer, Airbus Group Innovations, Germany, for the paper "Investigations of Aging Behaviour From Aluminum Powders During Atmosphere Simulation of the LBM Process"
  • Dr Jean-Michel Missiaen, Grenoble INP, France, for the paper "EBSD Study of WC Grain Boundaries in WC-Co Alloys. Effect of Co Content and Carbon Potential"
  • Dipl.-Ing. Nadine Eißmann, Technical University Dresden, Germany, for the paper "High-Entropy Alloy CoCrFeMnNi Produced by Powder Metallurgy"
    (Co-author pictured, Prof Dr Bernd Kieback)


The EPMA Keynote Paper Award Winners for Euro PM2015 are:

EPMA President Mr Philippe Gundermann and Keynote Paper Award Winner Dipl-Ing Thays Machry

Effect of Microstructure on the Tensile Strength of Ti6A14V Specimens Manufactured using Additive Manufacturing Electron Beam Process

by Dipl-Ing Thays Machry, Research Engineer at Airbus Group Innovations, United Kingdom. Coauthored by Eatock, D; Meyer, J (Airbus Group Innovations, United Kingdom); Antonysamy, A (GKN Aerospace, United Kingdom); Prangnell, P; Ho, A (The University of Manchester, United Kingdom)

EPMA President Mr Philippe Gundermann and Keynote Paper Award Winner Mr Anssi Laukkanen

Effective Interface Model for Design and Tailoring of WC-Co Microstructures.

By Mr Anssi Laukkanen at VTT Materials and Manufacturing, Finland. Co-authored by Andersson, T; Pinomaa, T; Sippola, M; Lindroos, T; Holmberg, K (VTT, Finland)

EPMA President Mr Philippe Gundermann and Keynote Paper Award Winner Dr Raquel de Oro Calderon

Tailoring Master Alloys for Liquid Phase Sintering: Effect of Introducing Oxidation-Sensitive Elements

by Dr Raquel de Oro Calderon, Marie Curie Post-Doctoral Researcher at Technical University of Vienna, Austria. Co-authored by Bernardo Quejido, E; Campos, M (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain); Gierl, C; Danninger, H (Technical University of Vienna, Austria); Torralba Castello, JM, (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain)

EPMA President Mr Philippe Gundermann and Keynote Paper Award Winner Dr Alfred Sidambe

Effects of Build Orientation Induced Surface Modifications on the In-Vitro Biocompatibility of Electron Beam Melted Ti-6Al-4V

by Dr Alfred Sidambe, Research Scientist at JRI Orthopaedics Ltd, United Kingdom. Co-authored by Todd, I; Hatton, P (University of Sheffield, United Kingdom)

EPMA President Mr Philippe Gundermann and Keynote Paper Award Winner Ms Anna Weddeling

Densifying and Hardening of Martensitic Steel Powders in HIP Units Providing High Cooling Rates

by Ms Anna Weddeling Research Assistant at Lehrstuhl Werkstofftechnik, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany. Co-authored by Wulbieter, N, Theisen, W (Lehrstuhl Werkstofftechnik, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany)

EPMA President Mr Philippe Gundermann and Keynote Paper Award Winner Ing Andreas Meyer

Metal Injection Moulding of Nickel-Based Superalloy CM247LC

by Ing Andreas Meyer, Research Associate at Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany. Co-authored by Daenicke, E; Horke, K; Moor, M (Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG, Germany); Muller, S; Langer, I (Schunk Sintermetall GmbH, Germany); Singer, RF (Friederich-Alexander University Erlangen- Nurnberg, Germany)


The EPMA Keynote Paper Award Winners for Euro PM2014 are: (from left to right)

  1. Dr Sebastian Boris Hein, Project Manager at Fraunhofer IFAM, Germany, for the paper "Powder Injection Moulding of Metal-Ceramic Interpenetrating Phase Composites".
  2. Mr Juan F. Isaza Pax, Project Manager at Fraunhofer IFAM, Germany, for the paper "RFID Transponder Integration in Metal Surgical Instruments Produced by Additive Manufacturing".
    (Co-author pictured, Frank Petzoldt)
  3. Dipl-Ing Martin Wolff, Research Scientist at Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Germany, for the paper "Magnesium Powder Injection Moulding for Biomedical Application".
    (Colleage pictured, Wolfgang Limberg)
  4. Prof Karin Frisk, Docent/Research Area Manager Alloy Design at Swerea KIMAB, Sweden for the paper "Compound Materials by PM-HIP".
  5. Prof Dr José M. Torralba, Professor at IMDEA Materials Institute, Universidad Carlos III Madrid, Spain, for the paper "Understanding the Contribution of the Microstructure in the Fracture Behaviour of Sintered Steels"
    (Pictured with co-author, Laura Esteban)
  6. Dipl-Ing José María Tarragó Cifre, PhD Student at CIEFMA, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain, for the paper "Corrosion Damage in WCCo Cemented Carbides: 3D FIB-SEM Characterization and Strength Degradation".


The EPMA Keynote Paper Award Winners for Euro PM2013 are: (from left to right)

  1. Miss Helen Dugdale, Materials Technologiest , Rolls-Royce, United Kingdom, for the paper "The Development of Hot Isostatically Pressed Nickel Based Alloys for Nuclear Applications”.
  2. Dipl Ing Markus Haydn, Doctoral Student, PLANSEE SE, Austria, for the paper "Development of Metal-Supported Solid Oxide Fuel Cells Based on a Powder-Metallurgical Manufacturing Route".
  3. Prof Iñigo Iturriza, Prinicpal Researcher, CEIT, Spain, for the paper "Effect of the Sintering Atmosphere in the Densification, Mechanical Properties and Diamond Stability of Prealloyed Diamond Impregnated Composites Obtained by Free-Sintering".
  4. Mr Per Lindskog, PM consultant, Sweden, for the paper "The History of Distaloy".