Heba Bevan with CSIC Head Professor Robert Mair and CSIC Director Jennifer Schooling at the Ground Engineering Awards
CSIC PhD student Heba Bevan’s UtterBerry wireless sensor system, using miniature, ultra low-power sensors, scooped two awards - the Award for Technical Excellence and the Product and Equipment Innovation Award 2015. The annual awards attract the biggest names in industry as well as international interest, making competition particularly strong this year.
UtterBerry sensors have already won industry awards and nominations including the Premier Award at the Chartered Institute of Building International Innovation & Research Awards 2014 and is currently shortlisted for the Innovation category in the Constructing Excellence Awards 2015, to be announced in July.
Jennifer Schooling, Director of CSIC, said: “We are delighted UtterBerry has won two Ground Engineering Awards that recognise engineering excellence. Developed by one of our PhD students, Heba Bevan, UtterBerry continues to invite industry interest and awards.
“CSIC’s work is increasingly attracting acclaim and these awards demonstrate the effectiveness of our collaboration with Industry Partners to secure the early implementation of our sensing and data technologies to deliver real advantages to asset owners and managers.”
Kedar Pandya, Head of Engineering with the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) said: “On behalf of EPSRC I would like to congratulate Heba and all those connected to this work through the Innovation Knowledge Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction (CSIC) on receiving these awards. They are clear recognition of the inventive use of technology to improve safety and reduce costs in construction and demonstrate the value of investing in research to discover and innovate.”
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