The winner of the 2016 Frank Carver Bursary is Mr. Robert Timms (University of East Anglia, UK). His winning paper, “A Two-Dimensional Model for Melting and Ignition of a Thin Sheared Viscous Layer,” was presented at the 42nd IPS Seminar.

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Mr. Robert Timms

Some information about the Bursary, from the Society’s Constitution and Bylaws, is provided below:

The Frank Carver Bursary Fund is a UK Charity which promotes advancement in the scientific understanding of energetic materials by assisting young pyrotechnicians to attend and present their work at international seminars being sponsored by The International Pyrotechnics Society. The Bursary was established following the financial success of the Fourteenth International Pyrotechnics Seminar organized in 1989 by the UK Government Pyrotechnics Research Group, in conjunction with the British Pyrotechnics Industry. Additionally, a significant contribution was made following the Twenty-eighth Seminar, organized by the Defence Science and Technology Organisation, Australia in November 2001.

The value of the award shall initially be set at £1200 Sterling but can be increased at the discretion of the Trustees. The upper age limit for receipt of the bursary will be forty years at the time of submission of a paper to the Technical Steering Committee of the Seminar. A recipient shall not be eligible for future funding by the Frank Carver Bursary. To be eligible for an award, a paper must be submitted for oral presentation. Persons who wish to be considered for the award should notify their intention to the International and Technical Steering Committees of the Seminar and submit their written paper at least four months before the date of the Seminar or by an alternative date set by the Technical Steering Committee.