Winning Ideas of Falling Walls Lab Hong Kong 2016


BREAKING THE WALL OF INEFFICIENT SOLAR POWER

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering PhD student Daniel Josephus Villaroman won first place. His idea is to use an artificial "sun", a light spectrum delivered by a specialized chemical emitter, to improve the efficiency and the performance of current commercial solar panels.

BREAKING THE WALL OF WASTE TO PHARMACEUTICALS

The second place winner is Weiqi Xue, PhD student of Civil and Environmental Engineering. He proposed to increase the supply of sulfated polysaccharides, an ingredient used in food additives and pharmaceuticals, from excess sludge.

BREAKING THE WALL OF KIDNEY FAILURE

Two postgraduate students tied for third place. Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering MPhil student Po Sang Lo won third place with his idea of a next generation blood purification technology based on graphene. The technology would help patients who need kidney dialysis treatment.

BREAKING THE WALL OF SOIL RETAINING STRUCTURE

The other third place winner was Civil and Environmental Engineering PhD student Yun Xu. Her idea was a new curved wall system which has a better performance of bearing capacity than conventional straight walls.

Falling Walls Lab Hong Kong 2016

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