2014 Contest

The 5th Annual Mahato Memorial Event took place on November 19th, 2014! Our keynote speaker was Dr. Albert Folch, professor of bioengineering at the University of Washington.

The event was a huge success with delicious Indian food catered by Cholanad, Indian sweets from Mithai house of dessert, and a dancing performance from Dhamaka. The event also featured the awarding of the annual Mahato fellowship to Zhihui Cheng, a doctoral candidate in electrical and computer engineering.

The 2014 image and photo contest "Envisioning the Invisible" received more than 50 photos and images, and the best 14 pictures are displayed in the Fitzpatrick Center Atrium. Read an article about the contest on Pratt School of Engineering website.

5th Mahato Memorial Contest Winners

First Place – Aakash Sahai

Ion Beams

Cancer therapy using ion beams has been proven to be more effective than conventional technologies. In this picture an ion-beam is shown at its source from a novel future technology that will make cancer therapy more affordable to patients. Darker colors in the picture show higher energy protons.


Second Place – Matthew Cicanese

Bryophytes (moss)

A patch of bryophytes (moss) standing only centimeters tall, undergoes photosynthesis as it is bathed in beams of sunlight seeping through the thick, forest canopy above.


Third Place – August Burns

Ice structures

Water is present in our daily lives and to see it in forms of ice structures can be quite amazing. These icicles, almost 3 inches tall formed from water dripping off our gate at the farm. I just happened to see the glowing light as I was walking through the snow and leaned down to capture this beauty that was left standing on its own just before sunset.


Public Choice Award – Yuqian Shi

Human exonuclease 1 protein

The molecular view of a Human Exonuclease 1 protein bends and recognizes damaged DNA, reconstituted from crystal structure. This protein cleaves millions of DNA lesions each day in our body, preventing us from getting mutations that lead to cancers.