YP Award

PIANC Young Professionals Award

The 1st PIANC Young Professional Award was given at the 2006 PIANC World Congress in Estoril, Portugal. This tradition continues at each Congress, held every four years. The YP-Award is given for outstanding technical paper and presentation authored and presented by a Young Professional at the Congress. Three awards with monetary prizes are given to the top three scores for paper and presentation combined.

Winners 34th PIANC World Congress - Panama City, Panama

Previous Winners

33rd PIANC World Congress San Francisco (2014)

  • 1st  Prize: Daan Rijks (The Netherlands): ‘Utilising  the Full Potential of Dredging Works: Design, Construction and Monitoring’
  • 2nd  Prize: Hirokazu Nishimura (Japan): ‘Material Performance of ‘Environmentally Active Concrete' Contained Amino Acids in Water’
  • 3rd Prize: Sylvain Pioch & Philippe Saussol (France): ‘Green Marine Construction: the Eco-Design of Marine Infrastructures’

32nd PIANC World Congress Liverpool (2010)

  • 1st Prize: Paulo Osório (Luxemburg): ‘Structural Reliability Analysis of Quay Walls with Steel Sheet Piles’
  • 2nd Prize: Catrina Cofalla (Germany): ‘Floodsearch – Hydrotoxic Investigations of Contaminated Sediments in an Annular Flume’
  • 3rd Prize: Marieke Kaarsemaker (The Netherlands): ‘Evaluation of Flow Fields and their Impact on Manoeuvring’

31st PIANC World Congress, Estoril - Portugal (2006)

  • 1st Prize: Wouter Bijman (The Netherlands/Serbia): ‘Restoration of the River Danube in Serbia’
  • 2nd Prize: Oliver Stelzer (Germany): ‘Investigation of the bearing capacity and deformation behaviour of Hohenwarthe lock, based on geotechnical measurements and numerical calculations’
  • 3rd Prize: Stéphanie Poligot-Pitsch (France): ‘Repairing and modifying existing locks or navigation dams’

Application information

Submissions must be written in English and be approved by the Congress Technical Committee.