The Distinguished Young Researcher Award was established by the IIFC Council in 2006 and is decided by the IIFC Honours Committee. The Award is given to an IIFC member not older than 40 years of age at the next IIFC official CICE conference, who has distinguished himself/herself from his/her peers through research contributions in the field of FRP composites for construction.
One award is given every two years and the winner is invited to deliver one of the keynote lectures at the next CICE conference.
Awards have been made as follows:
2008 Renata Kotynia (Technical University of Lodz, Poland)
2010 Scott T. Smith (University of Hong Kong, China)
2012 Laura De Lorenzis (University of Salento, Italy)
2014 Luke Bisby (University of Edinburgh, UK)
2016 João Ramôa Correia (University of Lisbon, Portugal)