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Nayar Prize at IIT

Two Illinois Institute of Technology professors are accelerating the pace in the race to find tumors in the earliest stages, earning them the final award in the first $1 million Nayar Prize package. Read more 

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Lili Du, Assistant Professor of Transportation Engineering at Armour College of Engineering, was mentioned in a Chicago Tribune article about how driverless cars will shape the cities of the future. Du and colleagues from the Illinois Tech Institute of Design and College of Architecture wrote a book, The Driverless City, describing their imagined city of the future brought about by atonomous vehichles. The team was named a finalist in the Nayar Prize at Illinois Tech.

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Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Kenneth Tichauer, Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Jovan Brankov, and Professor Emeritus of Biology, Rajendra Mehta, were featured in a ChicagoInno article announcing the ADEPT Cancer Imager they developed as the finalist for the Nayar Prize 1 at Illinois Tech. 

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Illinois Institute of Technology has announced the ADEPT Cancer Imager project as the Phase 2 finalist of Nayar Prize I. The team will advance to the second phase of the competition and receive $200,000 over the next two years.

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Illinois Institute of Technology has announced the expansion of the Nayar Prize competition with the creation of a second competition, the Nayar Prize II, designed to continue to encourage the development of breakthrough innovations with a societal impact. The first Nayar Prize, introduced in 2015, is currently in Phase 1 of the competition.

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Illinois institute of Technology recently announced three finalists for its first Nayar Prize, a $1 million award to develop breakthrough projects that produce meaningful results with a societal impact. 

The Nayar Family Foundation created the prize for students, faculty and staff at Illinois Tech to recognize their extraordinary problem-solving capabilities and help “move the needle” toward significant innovations to impact society, the economy, and our environment. 

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Dennis Roberson, vice provost of research, today announced an exciting opportunity being offered to Illinois Institute of Technology faculty, staff, and students by trustee Madhavan Nayar (M.S. IE ’68) and his wife, Teresa, on behalf of the Nayar Family Foundation. A $1 million prize package has been established to encourage and challenge members of the Illinois Institute of Technology community to develop breakthrough, innovative projects that will, within three years, produce meaningful results with a societal impact.

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