The Rosalind & Pei Chi Chou Award

The Rosalind and Pei Chi Chou Award for Young Authors is given at the International Symposia on Ballistics. Its purpose is to enrich the program of the Symposia by encouraging young authors in ballistics to submit papers and attend the Symposium.

The Young Author must be 35 years of age or younger at the time of the Symposium. The paper may have multiple authors, but the Young Author must have made a major contribution to the paper. An application for the Award must accompany the paper when submitted for publication in the proceedings. To be eligible for the Award, the Young Author must register at the Symposium and must give the oral or poster presentation. 

The Award selection is based solely on the written papers and judged on original contribution to the ballistic sciences. The Award consists of a plaque and a stipend, prepared by the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA). The plaque and stipend are presented by representatives from the International Ballistics Society and the NDIA.

Click here for the Young Author Award Application Form.


International Ballistics Symposium

Award Winner

1 16: San Francisco, USA, Sep '96 David Littlefield, SwRI, USA
2 17: Midrand, South Africa, Mar '98 H. Arisawa, Propellants & Explosives Laboratory, Japan.
3 18: San Antonio, USA, Nov '99 Saed Mausavi, FOA, Sweden.
4 19: Interlaken, Switzerland, May '01 I. Sidney Chocron, Polytechnic University of Madrid, Spain.
5 20: Orlando, USA Sep '02 Stany Gallier, SNPE, France.
6 21: Adelaide, Australia, Apr '04 Irina Järnebark, FOA, Sweden.
7 22: Vancouver, Canada, Nov '05 Eluned Lewis, DCRPS, UK.
8 23: Tarragona, Spain, Apr '07 Amal Bouamoul, DRDC, Canada.
9 24: New Orleans, USA Sept '08 Markus Graswald, HSU, Germany.
10 25: Beijing, China, May '10 Chen Xin-hong, Nanjing University of Science and Technology, China.
11 26: Miami, USA, Sep '11 Gustavo Morales-Alonso, Spain.
12 27: Freiburg, Germany, Apr '13 Daniel Klatt, ISL, Germany.
13 28: Atlanta, USA, Sept '14 Alon Weiss, Technion University, Israel for "Cavitation Theory Applied to Polycarbonate Ballistic Response".
14 29: Edinburgh, UK, May '16 Stephan Weidner, ISL, France for "Supersonic Wake Flow Analysis of Finned Projectile Afterbodies at Various Spin Rates".
15 30: Long Beach, USA, Sep' 17 Barry Stewart, QinetiQ, UK for "Integration of an Over-Fly Top Attack Shaped Charge within a Kinetic Energy Penetrator for Enhanced Multiple-Effects"

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