The Society For Surface Protective Coatings- India



SSPC India Annual Awards


Each year during the annual SSPC India conference, SSPC awards students, researchers, scientists, consultants, industrialists, and employees for their outstanding contributions in the area of corrosion and coating. For each award the application is judged and evaluated independently by a panel of leading corrosion and coating experts from industries and academia, using a numerical scoring system. Individual with the highest rated score receives the award consisting of an honorarium, and a certificate. Applications are received from all over India and abroad, and the Top Candidate(s) are chosen for the award. Awards and criteria are listed below.


1. Kansai Nerolac Award for Best PhD Thesis

The "Kansai Nerolac Award for Best PhD Thesis" is presented to the author(s) of the best doctoral dissertation(s) that display highly innovative, unique, and outstanding research on all aspects of coatings and/or corrosion during their PhD program. Innovation must display significant improvements to current products, services, methods, and techniques.


Eligibility criteria

Current and former students (both national and international) working closely in corrosion and coating related field who will be awarded the PhD degree, or who have successfully defended their PhD dissertation within the last 2 years from the date of conference.


Award Criteria

2. Kansai Nerolac Award for Best Master Thesis

The "Kansai Nerolac Award for Best Master Thesis" is presented to the author(s) of the best master dissertation(s) displaying highly innovative research, and which addresses current and future challenges in the field of coatings and corrosion science.


Eligibility Criteria

Current and former students (both national and international) working closely in corrosion and coating related field who will be awarded their master degree, or who have successfully defended their master dissertations within the last 2 years from the date of conference.


Award Criteria

3. AkzoNobel Excellence award for Innovation in Coating Research & Application

The "AkzoNobel Excellence Award for Innovation in High Performance Coating Applications" is awarded to academic or industrial researchers who display significant contribution working with High Performance Coatings.


Eligibility Criteria

Academic or industrial researchers are eligible for this award.


Award Criteria

4. AkzoNobel Excellence Award for Research in Coating and its promotion


Eligibility Criteria

Industrial researchers/experts are eligible for this award.


Award Criteria

5. Berger Special Award for the Coating Research and Promotion from Industryn

Eligibility Criteria

Consultants, scientists, industrialist in government or private organizations, and employees working in paint specification, implementation, testing, and inspection.


Award Criteria

6. Student poster, quiz and group activity

Eligibility Criteria

Students attending the conference are eligible.


Award Criteria





List of Winners


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List of Winners for 4th
Annual SSPC India award 2014
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List of Winners for 5th
Annual SSPC award 2015
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List of Winners for 6th
Annual SSPC award 2017

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