Innovative graphene idea won Sandvik global challenge

Sandvik Coromant, a product area within Sandvik, has announced the winner of the global Graphene Challenge competition.

The prize went to the innovative contribution of using graphene for a filtration device and system for desalinization that would provide drinkable water to households. The solution would significantly reduce energy costs and strain on current water supplies by recycling water.

Nadia Ayad

The winner, Nadia Ayad from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, a bachelor student in materials engineering at the Military Institute of Engineering (Instituto Militar de Engenharia – IME) was chosen from ten top by a distinguished panel of judges. She will be invited to Sandvik Coromant’s headquarters in Sandviken, Sweden to meet with industry professionals and visit the Graphene Centre at Chalmers University.

About the Graphene Challenge

The Graphene Challenge is a global competition that invited individuals from around the world to submit ideas for sustainable innovations made from graphene that would revolutionize the modern household.

The panel of judges included David Goulbourne, Product Unit Manager at Sandvik Coromant; Marco Zwinkels, R&D Director, Technology Platforms at Sandvik Coromant; and Patrik Carlsson, Director for the Graphene Centre at Chalmers University in Gothenburg, Sweden. The top ten submissions were evaluated based on innovation, feasibility and design.

Read more about the competition and the winner on Sandvik Coromant's website

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