Row of young people (photo)

The IET Present around the World (PATW) Competition

Global competition for students, recent graduates, apprentices and young professionals aged 18-26 years

Winners and Finalists


Present around the World Global final 2014

Five regional finalists participated in a very competitive competition at the IET awards ceremony in London on 19 November 2014, hosted by Steve Mould, science presenter and comedian..


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Sudeshna Saha won the Global Final after competing in the Kolkata Network competition, then in the South Asia Regional Final. The runner-up was Matthew Brown who first competed in the New South Wales Network competition, then in the Australia National final and subsequently won the Asia Pacific Regional Final. They were awarded a cash prize of £1,000 and £500 respectively.


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Image of Laura Barrabia-Gil Presenting Image of Group PATW awards

Sudeshna Saha - Global PATW Winner 2014 

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South Asia

Sudeshna's  presentation was on Scientific breakthroughs in batteries - the super-powered batteries and jelly batteries (PDF)

Sudeshna Saha is studying her final year of electrical engineering at Techno India University, Kolkata. She is a student member of the Kolkata Local Network. She is particularly interested in electrical machinery, electrical power system and power electronics.



Brief synopsis for Global finalists 2014

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Asia Pacific - Regional finalist

Matthew Brown graduated from University of New South Wales in June, 2014 with honours in Electrical Engineering and majored in Digital Signal Processing.

He is currently a software engineer at BAE Systems Australia and hopes to combine his engineering skills with his passion for music.

 Matthew is presenting on Polyphonic Music Transcription (PDF) 


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Americas - Regional finalist

Faheema Baksh recently graduated from the University of the West Indies with a First Class Honours BSc in Mechanical Engineering.  Both her parents are engineers and inspired and encouraged her to pursue a degree in engineering. Faheema has always been passionate about understanding how things work. She approaches each academic task as an opportunity to improve herself and is able to inspire others in her team. 

She is currently working at Methanex Trinidad Ltd , following an internship there as part of the Asset Reliability Team. She is currently pursuing a Masters in Engineering Asset Management part time. 

Faheema's presentation is on Biomass Briquettes (PDF)


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Europe, Middle East and Africa - Regional finalist

Laura has just graduated from Polytechnical University of Catalonia (UPC), where she studied  Industrial Engineering . Whilst studying she helped organise the annual career fair hosted by ETSEIB, UPC Barcelona, which aims to create a bridge between the academic and business world. She has volunteered as a mentor to several international students. Laura was a finalist in the Jumping Talent in Madrid competition, organized by Universia. Laura  is currently in the final year of her degree at ETH Zurich, pursuing her interest in sustainability and renewable energies.

Laura aims to help the Switzerland Local Network to promote IET activities, events and the PATW competition to students from Swiss universities.

 Laura's presentation asks the question From algae to biofuels - how is that possible?  (PDF)


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United Kingdom - Regional finalist

Emma O'Mara graduated with a First Class Masters in Chemistry from the University of York in 2010.  After her first year Emma  undertook a summer placement with DML, now Babcock, which culminated in her winning sponsorship for her remaining three years of University and a Year in Industry Placement with Babcock.

The initial two years of training prepared her for the role of Vanguard Class Facility Health Physicist. She is currently responsible for the Radiation Protection on-board the Vanguard Class Submarine in dock, the Support Facilities and the Refuel Facilities. She is also responsible for the management of the Health Physics Monitors and Shift Leaders who provide reassurance that radiation protection controls are in place and for the radiation protection competence of her staff and the wider Babcock Health Physics workforce. She designs and  delivers training courses to ensure a high standard of knowledge and skills throughout.

Emma is presenting on Decontamination of Personnel (PDF)

Present around the World Local Network Winners and Runners-up 2013/14



Local Network



Anglian Coastal (Northern) Joshua Naylor Peter Harb
Anglian Coastal (Southern) Michael le Rossignol Leesha Amanna
Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Edwin Bowden-Peters -
Birmingham Ziyad Yehia Jake Yeomans
Bristol Charlotte Godley Campbell McFadden
Coventry Michael Basford Haidin Rashid
Devon and Cornwall Emma O'Mara Stephen Turner
Dorset and South Wiltshire Mike Dodd Lawrence Wilkinson
London Sava Emmanuel Conomos Robert Woodward
Manchester Jashen Teh Andrea Ballenti
Mersey and Western Cheshire Faith Mangwanya -
North Scotland Edward Hac Jacob Lamb
North West Midlands Efosa Osakue -
North Wales Shao Heung Tneh -
Somerset and West Wiltshire Yewande Gbadegesin -
South East Scotland Oliver Paul Nathan Edge
South West Scotland Fraser Ewan Callum Tooth Iain Peter Dolan
South Wales James Greig -
Surrey Abdullah Al-Shakarchi  -
Swindon Jamie McBrien Marta Jimenez Cobo




Local Network



Africa - Ghana Osiagor Christian Chinedu -
Africa - Mauritius Aman Jovaheer Poonye Namratha Swapna
Africa - Nigeria Imoh Rufus Anthony -
Asia Pacific - Brunei Joshua Jayasuriya -
Asia Pacific - Hong Kong Haofei Wang -
Asia Pacific - Singapore Teo Ming Hui Zhang Jiani
Asia Pacific - Taiwan Yu-Tzu Cheng Richard Huang
Australia - New South Wales Matthew Brown Sam Jiang
Australia - Queensland Matt Priestley Riccardo Campione
Australia - South and Northern Territories Ryan Sidari Rowan Pivetta
Australia - Tasmania Talbot Matthews Lauren Ward
Australia - Victoria Mark Fabbro Jonathan Eden
Australia - Western Amy Joyce Jered Masters
Canada - Canadian Prairies - Calgary Connor Scheu Aymn Shamsuldin
Canada - Canadian Prairies - Edmonton Nancy Manchak Benjamin Reeves
Canada - Ottawa Imran Mouna Chidi Augustine Ibeson
Caribbean - Trinidad and Tobago Faheema Baksh -
China - Beijing Xiaofei Pu -
Europe - Cyprus Stephanos Phinikarides Costas Douligeris
Europe - Hellas Eleftherios Flippakis Alexandros Hotova
Europe - Iberia - Spain Laura Escuain Núria Egidos Plaja
Europe - Malta Josef Grech Roseanne Zerafa
Europe - Switzerland Laura Barrabia Gil Deanna Hood
India - Bangalore Ajay Gopal Hitesh PS
India - Delhi Jyotika Pruthi Indranil Ghatak
India - Kolkata Sudeshna Saha Rahul Saraf
India - Mumbai Omkar Patil Sacho Felix
India - Pune Srishti Ganjoo Partik Magar
Middle East - Bahrain Ahmed Alrawi Khurram Salman
Middle East - Egypt Mahmoud Mohsen Sherine Hazem
Middle East - Kazakhstan Asem Shumatova Dinara Gapeyenko
Middle East - Kuwait Mariam F Al Hammadi Hussain A Taqi
Middle East - Pakistan Zain Rehman -
Middle East - Saudi Arabia Syed Sulthan Alaudeen Abdul Haroon  Rashid Abinhay Bhoje
New Zealand - Auckland David Xu Hayley Ware
New Zealand - Christchurch Yanosh Irani -
South Asia - Sri Lanka P G G N Wickramasinghe Amila Saputhanthri
USA - California Rohulah Latif -


Present around the World National (Area) Winners and Runners-up 2013/14






Midlands Ziyad Khamis Mohammed YehiaEfosa Osakue
Northern Edward Hac Michael Basford
South East Edwin Bowden-Peters Abdullah Al-Shakarchi
South West Emma O'Mara Yewande Gbadegesin






Australia Matthew Brown Amy Joyce
New Zealand David Xu Yanoshi Irani


Present around the World Regional Winners and Runners-up 2013/14





Americas Faheema Baksh Imran Mouna
Asia Pacific Matthew Brown David Xu
Europe, Middle East and Africa Laura Barrabia Gil Josef Grech
South Asia Sudeshna Saha Usama Tariq Rasheed
United Kingdom Emma O'Mara Edwin Bowden-Peters

Metrics figures for 2013/14

20 UK Local Networks held competitions

38 International Local Networks held competitions

Four national (area) competitions were held in the UK

National competitions were held by Australia and New Zealand


Past winners