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IET Present Around The World (PATW) Competition

A global competition for Young Professionals and Students within engineering to develop and showcase their presentation skills

Global Final 2017

The IET PATW 2017 global final will be held at the IET Achievement Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, 15 November 2017.  Five finalists representing the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), South Asia and the United Kingdom will all present to an audience and a panel of judges, with the winner being announced on the day.

    

Global Final 2016

Congratulations to Sean Lubner, representing the Americas region, for winning the Present Around The World 2016 competition. Find out more about what happened at the Global Final by taking a look at the social media story from the day.

Winner

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Sean Lubner – Americas Region

Presentation title: Passive Daylight Cooling and Clean Water Generation using Nanotechnology

Sean Lubner is a postdoctoral researcher at the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab in collaboration with Stanford University. He holds a Mechanical Engineering PhD in Energy Science & Technology from the Nano Energy Lab at UC Berkeley, and received his BS degrees in Mechanical Engineering and in Applied Physics (with a minor philosophy) from Carnegie Mellon University in 2011. He has published multiple scientific papers, is a co-inventor of 13 US patents from his time working at Apple, and was the recipient of a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. He captained his university rowing team and is an amateur power lifter who loves the outdoors. Sean is passionate about creating disruptive and scalable new technologies to build a carbon-free energy future.

Runner-up

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Yasir Naveed – Asia Pacific Region

Presentation title: Multi-Directional Tuned Mass Damper for Railway Noise Control

Yasir Naveed is a Mechanical Engineer with a passion for public speaking. He is well-accomplished in product development, business development and consultancy service for noise and vibration control. In 2014 he was awarded the Young Professionals Award by the International Institute of Noise Control Engineering and invited to present his first paper at the InterNoise conference in Melbourne, Australia.

Yasir aspires to contribute in development of sustainable and environmental-friendly technologies. He strongly believes that professional institutions like the IET are of paramount importance in today’s world to build and shape a better future.


The 2016 Finalists

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Shramona Chakraborty – South Asia Region

Presentation title: Wheelchair on Power

Shramona Chakraborty is a final year Computer Science & Engineering student from MCKV Institute of Engineering, India whose research interest lies in computing, coding etc. She has authored three publications in International Journal and Conference papers and has also been awarded best paper at a number of International conferences. She was recently awarded the Best Project Award at National Science and Engineering Fair 2016 for her innovation with the Wheelchair on Power. Recently she has completed a summer internship with Tata Consultancy Services and has worked as part of R&D team for an American based Start-up Company.

Shramona takes part in various extra-curricular activities including dance which she is passionate about. She has won awards and performed in various prestigious cultural programs. She hopes to obtain her Doctoral degree from reputed Universities of International importance and to give more innovative projects to society.

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Charlotte Levy – UK Region

Presentation title: The Science of Chocolate

Charlotte Levy is currently completing her studies for a PhD in chemistry at the University of Plymouth. Her PhD project is fully industrially sponsored by Omya AG, a Swiss-based company that produces minerals for various applications. Her research involves investigating the controlled release of drugs and flavours from a macroporous biomaterial known as 'functionalised calcium carbonate,' which currently has application as a filler and paper coating. Outside of university, Charlotte likes to partake in a mixture of kickboxing, strength and conditioning training, baking and food photography.

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Sean Lubner – Americas Region

Presentation title: Passive Daylight Cooling and Clean Water Generation using Nanotechnology

Sean Lubner is a postdoctoral researcher at the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab in collaboration with Stanford University. He holds a Mechanical Engineering PhD in Energy Science & Technology from the Nano Energy Lab at UC Berkeley, and received his BS degrees in Mechanical Engineering and in Applied Physics (with a minor philosophy) from Carnegie Mellon University in 2011. He has published multiple scientific papers, is a co-inventor of 13 US patents from his time working at Apple, and was the recipient of a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. He captained his university rowing team and is an amateur power lifter who loves the outdoors. Sean is passionate about creating disruptive and scalable new technologies to build a carbon-free energy future.

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Yasir Naveed – Asia Pacific Region

Presentation title: Multi-Directional Tuned Mass Damper for Railway Noise Control

Yasir Naveed is a Mechanical Engineer with a passion for public speaking. He is well-accomplished in product development, business development and consultancy service for noise and vibration control. In 2014 he was awarded the Young Professionals Award by the International Institute of Noise Control Engineering and invited to present his first paper at the InterNoise conference in Melbourne, Australia.

Yasir aspires to contribute in development of sustainable and environmental-friendly technologies. He strongly believes that professional institutions like the IET are of paramount importance in today’s world to build and shape a better future.

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Marcel Shoemaker – EMEA Region

Presentation title: A Technology That Creates Abundance

Marcel completed his Bachelor degree in ‘Natural Sciences and Innovation Management’ at Utrecht University and has followed this with a Masters degree in ‘Innovation Sciences’ at Eindhoven University of Technology, where he developed his academic and critical thinking skills. Both degrees challenged him to create a bridge between what is technologically possible and what is socially feasible in terms of new product developments. The curriculum in both degrees consisted of both natural and social sciences courses which aimed to obtain a deeper understanding of innovation processes. During his Masters degree he also went on a one-year exchange at ETH Zurich.

Marcel is fascinated at how innovations have such a big impact on our society and how quickly technological development takes place. He hopes that he will someday be in a position to add value to the successful development of technological innovations and, consequently, help to change society as a whole.

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