Eleven UNSW researchers have been named as finalists for the 2009 NSi Inventor of the Year.
The finalists were selected from a strong field of inventors who made submissions in one of four award categories:
Levon Khachigian: a super drug to combat heart disease, cancer and inflammatory disease
Philip Hogg: cancer therapy and diagnostics
Brett Neilan: genetic testing of blue-green algae toxins
Stuart Wenham: solar cell technology
Obada Kayali: converting fly ash into building products
Information and communication technology
David Taubman: image and video compression software
Ori Allon: a new search engine algorithm
Sameer Allam: intelligent air traffic control simulator
Science and engineering
Ly Mai: solar cell technology
Maria Skyllas-Kazacos: rechargeable high-energy storage systems
Veena Sahajwalla: recycling rubber and plastic into steel
The NSi awards recognise and reward innovative technologies that could benefit the community and the environment, and carry a total prize pool of $20,000. A winner will be announced in each award category, together with an overall Inventor of the Year.
The awards will be presented during a gala event at UNSW's John Niland Scientia Building on April 23, 2009.
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