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ME PhD students clinch Top Awards in Faculty 3MT Competition

30 Jun 2022

Student News

Terrific! Two research students representing the Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME) won the Champion, First Runner-up and People’s Choice Award in the Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition 2022 organized by the PolyU Faculty of Engineering.

3MT® celebrates the exciting research conducted by research postgraduate students. Developed by the University of Queensland, Australia, the competition cultivates students’ academic presentation and research communication skills, and supports their capacity to effectively explain their research and its significance in three minutes, in a language appropriate to non-specialist audiences. 3MT® is now a globally recognized competition that has been held in over 900 universities across more than 80 countries worldwide.

On 30 June 2022, the PolyU Faculty of Engineering held the 3MT Competition. Seven affiliated departments nominated their research students to participate in it. The participants each delivered a high-impact brief presentation within 3-minute. Most of them demonstrated good academic pitching skills. A panel of judges by representatives from the seven affiliated departments was formed and selected the best presenters.

Winners of the 3MT Competition 2022



Department of Mechanical Engineering 

First Runner-up:


Department of Mechanical Engineering

Second Runner-up:

LYU Cheng

Department of Electrical Engineering 

People’s Choice Award:
(by audience ballot)


Department of Mechanical Engineering

We are very proud of the outstanding performance by the PolyU ME PhD students, ECCEL VELLWOCK Andre and LABAZANOVA Luiza, stood out from the rest, triumphed in the competition. 

Andre is currently a PhD student in ME under the supervision of Dr Yao Haimin. “Anything fishy?” is the title about his research project for this competition. Luiza is a PhD in ME supervised by Dr Navarro-Alarcon David. The title about her research project is “Self-Reconfigurable Soft-Rigid Robots with Variable Morphology”.

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