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Saad Javaid Wins Annual Three Minute Thesis Competition

Article by Emma Ryan

Three minutes isn’t a lot of time — especially when you have to distill years of research into a single presentation. But on April 9, that’s exactly what 11 graduate students did during the final round of Georgia Tech’s Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition. 

Saad Javaid, a doctoral student in Materials Science and Engineering, won first place and a research travel grant of $2,000 for his presentation, UltraVision and Time Manipulation: Technology Inspired Superpowers for Studying Cracks.

Additional awards were given to the following students: 

Ph.D. Runner-up: Muhammad Saad Zia, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Mitigating Beam Alignment Errors in Millimeter-Wave Communications to Go Beyond 5G

Ph.D. Third Place: Megan McSweeney, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
AptaTrigger: A Novel Biosensor Platform for Point-of-Care Diagnostics

Master’s Winner: Clara Glassman, Medical Physics
Creating the Google Maps of Brain-Behavior Relationships: A New Look at Post Stroke MRIs

People’s Choice Award: Megan McSweeney, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
AptaTrigger: A Novel Biosensor Platform for Point-of-Care Diagnostics

A complete recording of the final round can be found here, and more information about the annual competition is available at grad.gatech.edu/3mt

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