Student innovation on show at Endeavour Exhibition 2019

ALEX team demonstrating exoskeleton to Dean Mark Cassidy
The ALEX team demonstrating their exoskeleton project to MSE Dean Mark Cassidy

The talent and ingenuity of Melbourne School of Engineering's final year masters students was on full display on Thursday 24 October at the School's annual Endeavour Exhibition.

From exoskeletons to racing cars to improved security for in-home Internet of Things (IoT), this year's exhibition gave attendees a small taste of some of the future technologies and inventions that could have major impacts on society.

As well as being an opportunity for students to present their capstone projects, exhibitors competed for a number of prizes on the day, with sponsors Airwallex, Boeing, the Wade Institute, IEEE, IMarEst, Qinetiq and the University's own Research, Innovation and Commercialisation team providing a number of prizes recognising the students' successes.

Airwallex CEO Jack Zhang speaking at awards night
Airwallex CEO Jack Zhang speaking at the Endeavour Awards 

Congratulations to the following recipients of this year's Endeavour awards:

Award Students Project
Best Project in Biomedical Engineering Jingyang Liu, Kuan-Ying Lu Novel Glaucoma Drainage Device
Merit Award for Biomedical Engineering Shunling Chen, Peiqi Yang 3D Extrusion-Based Bioprinting: Overview and In-Depth Analysis of Correlations Between Critical Properties
  Bhargav Ganti, Naoya Tashiro Dual Tasking and Postural Control Using CAREN System
Best Project in Computing and Information Systems Lachlan Black, Yifan Fan, Austin Lancaster, Yicong Li, Yefta Sutanto, Chuang Wang, Yuncheng Wang, Ziwei Xu, Runze (Francis) Zhang, Linyuan Zhao National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Financial Planner
Merit Award for Computing and Information Systems Anjana Reddy Basani, Ivan Ken Weng Chee, Dongming Li, Jingjiahui Lu, Ruifeng Luo, Jiapeng Tong, Kaixin Xu, Junhan Yang, Jiaming Zhang, He Zhu CoachingMate Analytics
Best Project in Electrical and Electronic Engineering Elena Neocleous, Tristan Robinson, Maxwell Varley Vision-Based Navigation at Low Bit-Rates
Merit Award for Electrical and Electronic Engineering Xingyu Duan, Changrong Liu, Xu Zhang Signal Processing and Control for Gravitational Wave Detection and Estimation
  Ngoc Dinh Phuc, Guoxin Sun, Yijie Tao Development of Fully Autonomous Drones for Disaster Management
  Seth Siriya, Tony Srour, Khoa Tran Optimal Path-Planning and Following for Autonomous Race Cars
  Yuheng Liu, Jiaxiao Qin, Tianyu Zhang Intelligent Chess-Board
Best Project in Infrastructure Engineering Michael Jiang, Michelle Lim Sze Min The Use Of Fibre Optic (FO) Sensors to Monitor Pipeline Response During Pipe-Jacking
Merit Award for Infrastructure Engineering Ella Guthrie, Isabella Oliver, Uvini Mariya Peris, Fujia Yang Appropriate Technologies for Dehumidifying, Cooling and Ventilating
Best Project in Mechanical Engineering Brandon Afiat, Jarrad Haywood MUR Aerodynamics
Merit Award for Mechanical Engineering Lizhen Chen, Mingxiao Li, Sangeetha Sivalingam, Hua-Chun Tseng Characterizing Security Attacks in Internet of Things (IoT)
  George Juliff, Seraphin Ratnam, Mandy Tam, Zhiyang Yin Asahi Beverages - Fill Volume Analysis
  Utsav Bhat, Fred Keck, Tom Stegink Dyson Cascade Wind Tunnel
  Dakshinee Kodi, Jessica White, Jack Young Low-Tech Passive Energy Concepts - Scaling Up the Wind-Belt
Best Project in Mechatronics Engineering Jiawei Liao, Harfiyanto Dharma Santoso, Albert Hann Tien A Virtual Reality (VR) Based Brain-Computer Interface Development
Merit Award for Mechatronics Engineering Arjun, William Campbell, Robert Gadsby Advanced Lower-Extremity Exoskeleton (ALEX) Embedded Systems
  Karina Fransiska Lee, Pim Quach-Thanissorn, Chris Daniel Samulde Using Electroadhesion for Pick and Place Applications in Aerospace Manufacturing
People's Choice Award Joshua Liau, Adeline Ting, Gilbert Wijaya Advanced Lower-Extremity Exoskeleton (ALEX) Coordination
People's Choice Merit Award Yaameen Al-Muttaqi, Thomas Garsia, Andrea Gonsalves Smart Support Cane (SSC)
IEEE Award for Technical Innovation and Engineering Achievement Alistair Chandler, Nathan D'Souza, Jeffrey Zhu Flying Scarecrow
IMarEST Endeavour Award Stephen Yoannidis Development of a Spark-Ignited (SI) Hydrogen-Fuelled Reciprocating Engine
QinetiQ Endeavour Award Demuni Vinuri Dewanga De Silva, Can Ertan, Ethan Samuel Grooby, Matthew James Woolley Neurovis: Addressing Nerve Damage in Urological Surgeries
Endeavour Research, Innovation and Commercialisation Prize Demuni Vinuri Dewanga De Silva, Can Ertan, Ethan Samuel Grooby, Matthew James Woolley Neurovis: Addressing Nerve Damage in Urological Surgeries
Wade Institute Entrepreneurship Award Demuni Vinuri Dewanga De Silva, Can Ertan, Ethan Samuel Grooby, Matthew James Woolley Neurovis: Addressing Nerve Damage in Urological Surgeries
  David Bryan, Gemma Donker, Zulhusni Idris, Anna Magennis Anaesthetic Monitoring Device
Endeavour Boeing Prize Jack Cockinis, Gabriella Lynch, Connor Moodie Quadroter Piggyback
Endeavour Boeing Merit Prize Stephen Yoannidis Development of a Spark-Ignited (SI) Hydrogen-Fuelled Reciprocating Engine
Airwallex Customer-Centric Technology Award Dakshinee Kodi, Jessica White, Jack Young Low-Tech Passive Energy Concepts - Scaling Up the Wind-Belt
Airwallex Enhancing the Australian Economy Through Innovation Award Lizhen Chen, Mingxiao Li, Sangeetha Sivalingam, Hua-Chun Tseng Characterizing Security Attacks in Internet of Things (IoT)
Airwallex Enhancing Social Impact Through Innovation Award Stephen Yoannidis Development of a Spark-Ignited (SI) Hydrogen-Fuelled Reciprocating Engine