The region-Southeast Asia and Australia/New Zealand combined-now has its 10 finalists who could possibly make it to the list of 2014's top 35 innovators around the world aged under 35.
This was according to a press statement by organizers of EmTech Singapore, a technology conference to be held early next year.
The 10 finalists are the region's nominees for the 13th Annual 35 Innovators Under 35 (TR 35) Awards competition by the Technology Review magazine by the Massachusets Institute of Technology.
A press statement by EmTech Singapore organisers said the list of 10 regional finalists is made up of the following: Juliana Chan (Singapore), Dr. Michael Hochberg (Singapore), Go Ai Ching (Malaysia), Dr. Iqbal Mudasser (Singapore), Matthew Hill (Australia), Nripan Mathews (Singapore), Suranga Chandima Nanayakkara (Singapore),Desmond Loke (Singapore), Yang Zhi (Singapore), and Yuttanant Boonyongmaneerat (Thailand).
Juliana Chan, assistant professor at Nanyang Technological University was chosen for her work in engineering target hybrid polymeric-lipid nanoparticles that cling to artery walls and slowly release medicine.
Dr. Michael Hochberg, visiting professor at the National University of Singapore, was chosen for his work in silicon phototonics.
Go Ai Ching, co-founder of Piktochart was chosen for a Web application that assists laypersons to create beautiful infographics.
Dr. Iqbal Muddaser, co-founder of Visenti Pte ltd, was chosen for his co-founding a tech company that enables water efficiencies in water utilities.
Matthew Hill, senior research scientist at Australia's Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation was chosen for his work to develop a highly porous Metal Organic Framework that, almost uniquely, is stable and can filter substances in water.
Nripan Matthews, senior scientist at Nanyang Technological University was chosen for his work in the discovery of a solar material, perosvskite.
Suranga Chandima Nanayakkara of the Singapore University of Technology and Design was chosen for his work in the design of innovative devices for audio-visually-impaired people.
Desmond Loke, postdoctoral fellow at the Singapore University of Technology and Design was chosen for his work in the development of a new method that uses priming to speed up phase-change memory in technology.
Yang Zhi, assistant professor at the National University of Singapore was chosen for his work in neural recording.
Yuttanant Boonyongmanneerat of Chulangkom University was chosen for his zinc-based coating technology to reduce corrosion problems.
Koelnmesse, a trade fair company with headquarters in Cologne and with operations worldwide, is EmTech Singapore 2014's organizer.
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