DAKS PhD Prize

The DAKS PhD prize will be awarded every year by the Danish Ceramic Society to the best PhD thesis on ceramics or glass from a Danish university. Incoming nominations will be evaluated by the industry members of the DAKS board and the prize will be awarded at a DAKS meetings.

The prize consists of a diploma and 2500 DKK.


- The PhD thesis pertains to ceramic or glass materials manufacture, characterization and/or application
- The PhD has been awarded (not just submitted) at a Danish university in the past year (see deadlines and cut-off dates below)
- The PhD student should have participated in at least one DAKS event during their PhD study
- The PhD student is willing to present their work at a DAKS meeting if they are awarded the prize (travel costs from within Europe will be covered).

Evaluation criteria

- Relevance of the thesis topic to ceramics and glass
- Impact of the thesis work, both scientifically and industrially


- You can nominate yourself or students you have supervised.
- The nomination should include:Name and contact info for the candidate

- Title of the thesis, its award date, supervisors, department and university.
- A statement (max 1 page) of why the thesis is worthy of the prize, addressing the evaluation criteria above
- A copy of the thesis should be attached
- Please send the nominations as a PDF file to keramikselskabet@gmail.com
- The nomination deadline is December 31st every year for theses awarded the same year. In 2024, theses submitted during the last 18 months are eligible (due to shift in the annual deadline).


Winners of the DAKS PhD Prize

2023: Søren Strandskov Sørensen, Thermal conductivity of glasses: A structural point of view

2022: Esra Eray, Development of Silicon Carbide Membranes for Efficient Treatment of Wastewater Streams