The IET Present around the World (PATW) Competition
Global competition for students, recent graduates, apprentices and young professionals aged 18-26 years
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Winner and Finalists
Present around the World International Final 2011
Five regional finalists participated in a very competitive competition at the IET awards ceremony in London on 9 November 2011, hosted by Liz Bonnin, wild animal biologist and presenter of BBC's Bang Goes the Theory.
Mitali Kakran won the global final after competing in a local Present around the World heat in her home country of Singapore, and a regional heat for Asia Pacific in Hong Kong. The runner-up was Muhammad Saad Ali, who first competed in the Pakistan heat, and then in the South Asia regional heat in Sri Lanka. They were awarded a cash prize of £1,000 and £500 respectively.
The three finalists were Emily Hicks from Calgary, Canada, representing the Americas Region, Graham Lee from Birmingham, representing the United Kingdom Region, Theodora Chrysostomou from Cyprus, representing the Europe, Middle East and Africa Region.
Brief synopsis' for International finalists 2012
Americas Regional Finalist
Mike Duvall is a PhD candidate in the department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. His research is focused on the mechanisms behind how muscles contract. Mike’s presentation title is The titin story
United Kingdom Finalist
Lili Tao graduated with first class honours in 2010 in BEng (Hons) Digital Signal and Image Processing from the University of Central Lancashire, UK. Lili is currently engaged in a number of research projects for her PhD at the School of Computing, Engineering and Physical Sciences, University of Central Lancashire. She is specialising in the area of Computer Vision; she has published several research papers on the subject and received a “Best paper award” at the British Machine Vision Conference workshop 2011. Lili’s presentation title is Shape from Motion.
Asia Pacific Regional Finalist
Abigail Rajendran is studying for a Master’s degree in Electronics and Computer Systems Engineering at Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand. Her areas of interest include interfacing sensors, control systems and embedded design. She is interested in working in the medical field, developing electronics for either rehabilitation devices or artificial limbs.
Abigail’s presentation is on Magneto-rheological compliant actuator for stroke rehabilitation
South Asia Regional Finalist
Damith Abeywardana achieved his BSc Engineering (Hons) in Electrical & Electronics Engineering at the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. Damith is currently a lecturer at the same university. He is presenting his final year undergraduate project "Non invasive cross sectional imaging using electric capacitance tomography" entitled World where you can see through without radiation for which he was awarded the best electrical and electronic undergraduate 2011. He also won an award for best electrical engineering project from the Institute of Engineers, Sri Lanka.
Europe, Middle East and Africa Regional Finalist
Amr Saleh studied for a BSc in Electronics and Communications Engineering at Helwan University, Egypt. Amr was awarded first place in the global I2P® (Idea to Product) competition in Sweden 2011 where he was team leader of a graduation project team which won several prizes. He joined National Instruments as an intern and then subsequently progressed to the position of marketing engineer at Vision for Engineering Services. Amr is currently co-founder and CEO of Integreight. Amr’s entry for the competition is Smart breadboard
Metrics figures for 2011/12
28 UK Local Networks held competitions
39 International Local Networks held competitions
Four national (area) competitions were held in the UK
National competitions were held by Australia, China and New Zealand
Links to other pages:
Watch the interviews with the other 2011 Award Medalists
Ambition and Achievements Awards Ceremony 2011, including interview with our 2011 presenter