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Falling Walls Winners Session: Emerging Talents

Falling Walls Foundation

LIVE: The 10 winners in the category Emerging Talents present their breakthrough work

Over the past months, over 900 nominees from 111 countries have made the journey to become the Science Breakthrough of the Year in their respective category. In this session, the TOP 10 WINNERS in the category Emerging Talents present their breakthrough work and its profound impact on science and society.

A must-see for the next generation of early-career innovators, trailblazers, creators, and visionaries of all disciplines.

 

We are delighted to announce the ten winners in the category Emerging Talents:

 

MARIE-CLAUDE BAY – EIDGENÖSSISCHE MATERIALPRÜFUNGS- UND FORSCHUNGSANSTALT, DÜBENDORF

Breaking the wall of fast charging.

A patented heat treatment gives way to a charging speed 10 times faster than that of lithium-ion batteries.

MICAELA BELMONTE – NATIONAL TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY OF ARGENTINA

Breaking the wall of safe water access.

A low-cost and easy-to-operate filter poses a solution for removing arsenic and other pollutants, that populate the groundwater of over 200 million people, according to WHO.

TANMAY DUTTA – EIDGENÖSSISCHE MATERIALPRÜFUNGS- UND FORSCHUNGSANSTALT, DÜBENDORF

Breaking the wall of data latency and loss.

Dutta brings together topologically stable nano-skyrmions and fast dynamics of ferrimagnetic materials to break out of the trilemma wall.

JONAS K.H. FISCHER – UNIVERSITY OF TOKYO

Breaking the wall of energy-efficient data storage.

Explores the discovery and improvement of “magnetoelectric” materials which might power the next generation of computers, phones and hitherto unthought-of new devices.

MUTEMBEI KARIUKI – FASTAGGER, NAIROBI

Breaking the wall of democratising artificial intelligence

Mutembei Kariuki develops AI that will aid companies in establishing solar infrastructure projects and agriculture, simultaneously tackling the democratisation of AI and youth unemployment in Africa.

HUMBERTO MARTÍNEZ BARRÓN – NERIT’E, MEXICO CITY

Breaking the wall of unsustainable agriculture.

Martínez Barrón has developed a low-cost infrared spectral analyser that determines the nutrients present in the soil, optimising fertiliser allocation, increasing yield and improving sustainable agriculture.

KHALIL MOUSSI – KING ABDULLAH UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, THUWAL

Breaking the wall of coronary artery disease.

Moussi has designed a catheter delivery system with integrated microneedles, enabling localised delivery of therapeutics into targeted blood vessel walls, optimising the treatment for the deadliest disease in the world.

AMIT RIMON – THE HEBREW UNIVERSITY OF JERUSALEM

Breaking the wall of antibiotic resistant infections.

With antibiotic resistance on the rise, Rimon examines the use of phages in treating unresponsive patients.

SHAWANA TABASSUM – UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT TYLER

Breaking the wall of Neonatal Health Disparity.

Tabassum’s device allows for the measurement of biomarker levels within just 10 minutes, providing a solution for the potentially fatal delay in diagnosis and treatment of infants.

CHELSEA TUCKER – UNIVERSITY OF CAPE TOWN

Breaking the wall of energy insecurity in Africa.

Recipient of the LOREAL/UNESCO Women in Science Award in 2019, Tucker has developed a novel waste-to-fuel process to produce diesel and electricity for modular, off-grid applications in a Sub-Saharan African context.

 

 

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