Friday 5 October 2012

Finalists selected!

National Instruments UK & Ireland Reveals the 10 Finalists in the 2012 Graphical System Design Achievement Awards 

National Instruments UK & Ireland has announced the shortlist for the 2012 Graphical System Design Achievement Awards.  The annual Graphical System Design Achievement Awards aim to recognise and celebrate engineers, scientists and researchers who are using NI technology to find solutions for some of the world’s toughest engineering challenges. 

A panel of experts judged all submissions and chose to recognise the following innovative applications within the field of measurement and control: 


Advanced Control 

• Using LabVIEW and NI DAQ Hardware to Prototype Tidal Stream Turbines for Power Generation  by Pascal Galloway, Sustainable Energy Research Group, University of Southampton
A Green Energy Solution for use in Remote Locations and Developing Nations  by Dr. Mike Rendall, Diverse Energy Ltd

Life Sciences
• Using LabVIEW and PXI to Gain a Better Understanding of Injuries Sustained in Battlefield Explosions
by Nicolas Newell, Imperial College London
• Improving Ultrasonic Tumour Therapy With Passive Acoustic Detection
by Christian Coviello, Institute of Biomedical Engineering, University of Oxford

Test/Manufacturing Test
• LabVIEW Balances the nEXT Generation of Turbo Molecular Pumps
by Gerard Johns, Edwards
• Creating an Endurance Testing Solution for Motor and Gearbox Lifetime Qualification Using CompactRIO
by Richard Thomas, Product Technology Partners Ltd

Winners will be announced at an Awards Ceremony at Savoy Place, the London home of  The Institution of Engineering and Technology on Monday 19th November, in the presence of Dr. James Truchard, President, CEO and Co-founder of National Instruments.

Finalists and winners will also be congratulated at NIDays Conference and Exhibition, held at The Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, Westminster, London, the following day, 20th November.  Added to this, a number of finalists will present their innovative solutions and remarkable achievements in NIDays sessions.

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