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 (not applicable in 2022 and 2023)
- 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 July 1st every year for theses awarded during the last 12 months.


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