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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

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Global Final 2018


The IET PATW 2017/18 global final will take place at the IET Achievement Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, 14 November 2018. 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.

Lakshan Subenthiran (photo)  

Lakshan Subenthiran - UK Finalist

Lakshan’s love for the railway began when he developed a train positioning system for a model railway track during his 3rd year individual project while he was at university. He later graduated with a MEng in Electrical and Electronic Engineering at City University London and was dreaming to work within the railway industry.

It was a dream come true when Lakshan started Transport for London’s Electrical Engineering Graduate Scheme and worked within various departments across TfL. During the Graduate Scheme, Lakshan started to find his passion for railway signalling and railway capacity improvement projects as this brings a positive impact to everyone in London. Since completing the Graduate Scheme, Lakshan worked on capacity improvement projects on the Northern Line and is now working on a capacity optimisation project on the Jubilee Line as a Railway Signalling Engineer.

Christopher Tan (photo)  

Christopher Tan - Asia Pacific Finalist

Christopher is a final year mechanical engineering student from Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak Campus, Malaysia. Currently, he is researching on improving the light absorption of organic solar cells via nanophotonic manipulation in his final year research project under Dr. Elammaran Jayamani. Since young, he has been in awe of the power of speech and how it can change the world. He aspires to use this as a tool to contribute to the engineering world. This is why he participated in PATW. Last year, he was a PATW participant but did not make it through during the National Finals in Malaysia.
This time, he is really excited to be part of the Global Finals and is eager to meet the other participants. He hopes to use PATW as a stepping stone to be a future professional public speaker and be invited to speak all around the world, with the lifelong passion of engineering a better world through the power of speech.
Fauzaan Shaikh (photo)  

Fauzaan Shaikh - EMEA Finalist

I'm a massive daydreamer. I've developed this rather unfortunate habit of seeing the world through two lenses; what it is, and the fantasy it could be. Sometimes, I'm a bit lost in the latter. My name is Fauzaan Shaikh, and I'm studying to become a mechanical engineer at the University of Bolton, in the UAE. I enjoy stories, both reading and writing them. When I'm not lost in a book, I'm either gaming, or working on an odd project I've jumped headfirst into, with little idea of whether it will pan out the way I expect it to. Things don't always work out as anticipated, but the experience makes it worth it.

Why do I enjoy presenting? I figured if a room full of people were willing to sit, and listen intently to every word I had to say, in the most thoughtful and deliberating often in life does that happen?

Mohamed Abdelazez  (photo)  

Mohamed Abdelazez - Americas Finalist

Mohamed Abdelazez is a PhD student and a Vanier Scholar in the department of Systems and Computer Engineering at Carleton University. His research interests include reduction of false alarms in hospitals using signal quality analysis, cardiovascular diseases diagnostics from electrocardiogram, and electrocardiogram biometrics. Both of his bachelor’s and master’s degrees were in Biomedical Engineering. Mohamed’s passion is medical technologies, especially long term monitoring.

As he pursued his undergraduate degree, Mohamed realized that innovation in the medical field can only be achieved by a multidisciplinary team. Therefore, he spends his spare time volunteering for Hacking Health Ottawa and IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society Carleton University; these organizations support multidisciplinary teams in order to improve the healthcare system.

Rahil Mansuri (photo)  

Rahil Mansuri - South Asia Finalist

Rahil Mansuri is currently in his final year of studying a degree in Mechanical Engineering at K.K. Wagh Institute of Engineering, Education & Research, Nashik. He is deeply passionate about Public Speaking and aspires to touch, move and inspire people through his work.He is also a part-time YouTuber where he aims to help people around the world to master the art of Public Speaking. Because of his strong interpersonal and team management skills he was appointed as a group leader in 'Landmark- a Personal and Professional Growth, Training and Development Institute'.

He is currently developing a low cost prosthetic knee joint for amputees of the developing countries. He is actively involved in various Entrepreneurship Development Cell activities that helps student to develop their entrepreneurial skills. After completing his graduation he aims to become an entrepreneur himself.

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