Gold Prize Winners

Smart Cities Connected by Twisted Light

University of Glasgow

Dr. Martin Lavery, Lecturer and Royal Academy of Engineering Research Fellow

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Graphene Audio: Advanced Nano-Materials for High Performance Loudspeakers

McGill University / Northwestern University

Mr. Ari Pinkas, Chief Strategy Officer, Founder ORA Graphene Audio

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Biomimetic Composites for Vibration Isolation

University of Michigan

Professor Nicholas Kotov, Professor of Engineering

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Microfluidic Systems for the Skin

Northwestern University

Dr. Roozbeh Ghaffari, Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer Epicore Biosystems, Inc.

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Flat Self-Steered High Gain Antennas for 5G Networks

Queen’s University Belfast, ECIT, Centre for Wireless Innovation

Dr. Neil Buchanan, Lecturer in High Frequency Electronics

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Silver Prize Winners

Network Efficiency Based on Mobility

University of Barcelona

Dr. Albert Díaz Guilera and Dr. Josep Perelló, Full Professors at the University of Barcelona


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Waste Coal Ash Could Provide Wealth of Rare Earth Elements

Purdue University

Professor Linda Wang, Maxine Spencer Nichols Professor of Chemical Engineering

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Tissue-Independent Implantable Antenna for In-Body Communications

Queen’s University Belfast, ECIT, Centre for Wireless Innovation

Mr. Matthew Magill, Postgraduate Research Student

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