Garazi Gomez De Segura Solay

4th year student in Engineering

Transportation is responsible for 25% of European greenhouse emissions. My PhD focuses on a novel technology, anisotropic porous coatings, to reduce friction drag in aeroplanes and other modes of transport. I have demonstrated the potential of this technology to provide up to 20% drag reduction, twice that of state-of-the-art riblet coatings, which will be incorporated in the next generation of airliners. This drag reduction would translate into substantial fuel savings, thus reducing cost and lowering environmental impact. Recently, Airbus and the US Air Force have shown great interest in our idea and collaborations with them may arise in 2019.

Other 2019 award winners

Sean Chia

Yeonsik Choi

Bethany Connolly

Magda Gerigk

Carol Ibe

Marina Konstantatou

Samer Kurdi

Yuanyuan Liu

Veselina Petrova

Sakthy Selvakumaran

Taylor Uekert

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