Image The Best Paper Award was granted during the 50th Metallography Congress in Berlin on September 22, 2016. The Best Paper was elected out of 40 published technical papers from the year 2015 by the editorial board from the technical magazine Practical Metallography. The prize money for the Best Paper is endowed with 1500 € whereas second and third prizes are endowed with 500 € and 300 € respectively. The award was granted by Matthias Pascher, Laboratory Manager Europe of Buehler ITW Test & Measurement GmbH, germany.

Following papers were elected:

Best Paper: Microstructure Representation of Steels by Means of Ferrofluids Authors: J. Biehler, O. Kerbs, H. Hoche, M. Oechsner

2. Prize: Particularities in the Metallographic Preparation of Black and White Joints Author: G. Weilnhammer

3. Prize: The Role of Metallography in the Development and Characterization of High-Performance Materials Authors: S. Mayer, G. Hawranek, F. Mendez-Martin, M. Panzenböck, S. Pölzl, S. Primig, B. Rashkova, H. Clemens

In the picture from left to right:

Prof. F. Mücklich (publisher of the Practical Metallography), Dr. J. Biehler (main author, Best Paper), G. Weilnhammer (author, 2. Prize), M. Pascher (Laboratory Manager Europe, Buehler ITW Test & Measurement GmbH)