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2022 Future Materials Innovators Program

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2022 BIMR Future Materials Innovators Program Recipients

We were pleased to receive great applications for our inaugural edition of this program. Graduate students collaborating from various departments, with great innovative ideas! Our reviewing committee reviewed all proposals and ranked them based on overall quality, feasibility of the work, collaborative aspect, and quality of the video pitch.

We are delighted to announce the 3 selected projects for the 2022-2023 Program and share their video pitch, in no particular order.

Please join us in congratulating the 3 winning teams. We cannot wait to support them as they work on their innovative ideas. They will be sharing the results of their research as part of our seminar program next spring.

Group photo: Billy Deng, Alex Ly, Dusan Srdic, Kevin Vaughan

“Single-walled Carbon Nanotube-doped Hydrogel Waveguides”, by Billy Deng, Alex Ly, Dusan Srdic and Kevin Vaughan

Group photo Rik Chuiko, Joseph Maggisano

“Building a Machine Learning (ML) Model for Designing BBB Crossing Oligonucleotide Drugs”, by Joseph Maggisano and Rik Chuiko

Group photo from left to right: Kyla Sask, Kathryn Grandfield, Alessandra Merlo, Shariful Shakib, Cecile Fradin

“Using correlative light and electron microscopy to investigate the influence of genetic modifications on the quantity and quality of magnetite crystals synthesized by magnetotactic bacteria”, by Shariful Sakib and Alessandra Merlo

September 2022 Progress update:

As part of the BIMR Seminar Series, the students were invited to give a progress update on September 16, 2022.

You can watch the recording here: