Third IBEC student wins PIONER prize for thesis

Jemish Parmar from IBEC’s Smart Nano-Bio-Devices group has been awarded a Premi Pioner from CERCA for his Doctoral Thesis “Micromotors for Environmental Applications”.

Since their launch in 2014, the prizes recognize researchers who present a doctoral thesis with results that are clearly aimed at commercial exploitation. The third IBEC winner of one of these prestigious awards, Jemish was honoured alongside the three other winners – from ICFO, CTFC and IGTP – at a ceremony yesterday.

The jury in this fifth edition of the Premis Pioner was made up of Eduard Balbuena (Enterprise Department at UAB), Josep Maria Pujals (IP lawyer at Oficina Ponti), Melba Navarro (Knowledge Transfer Technology Manager at CIMNE Tecnologia), Anna López Lozano (IP expert),

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Miquel Sierra (Innovation Manager at INIA Uruguay), Manuel Palacín (The Collider Program at Mobile World Capital Barcelona), and Roger Cabezas (KTT Project Manager at CERCA).

Ariadna Bartra, a PhD student in IBEC’s Signal and Information Processing for Sensing Systems Group led by Professor Santiago Marco, was one of four winners of the 2016 edition, and Maria Valls from the Biomimetic Systems for Cell Engineering Group, led by Professor Elena Martínez, won one in 2017.