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Researcher Dr. MANINDER received 2nd Place in Falling Walls Lab Sendai 2022

Researcher Dr. MANINDER, Singh (Kaneko Tatsuo Lab of Sustainable Innovation Research Area) received 2nd Place in Falling Walls Lab Sendai 2022.

The Falling Walls Lab is an interdisciplinary format to showcase the next generation of top researchers developed and hosted annually by the Falling Walls Foundation. Bachelor and Master students, Ph.D. candidates, postdocs, young professionals, and entrepreneurs from all scientific disciplines. Three winners were selected amongst 17 candidates from different disciplines.
The Falling Walls Lab Sendai 2022 was a hybrid event held at Tohoku University and online on September 22, 2022.

■Date Awarded
September 22, 2022

■Title
Biodegradable Plastics "Blessing in Disguise"

■Abstract
It mentioned how biobased nylons could be the best substitute for current nylons and other plastics.

■Comment
I received recognition for presenting my research on "Biodegradable Plastics-Blessing in Disguise".
Knowing that the research I most enjoy conducting and that has great potential for addressing the world's plastic problem has earned me an award makes me feel extremely happy. I am earnestly grateful for the recognition I have received for my work. I assure you that I have worked hard over the last two years to get this recognition, but someone has always outdone me. In retrospect, I believe it was a good thing because it motivated me to do better than I had previously. Never before have I felt such a strong desire to win an award, or any accolade for that matter. I'm not sure what changed me, but whatever it was, I'm grateful for it.
To conclude, I'd like to thank my professor Tatsuo Kaneko, Dr. Maiko K. Okajima sensei for their kind support and constant motivation. I would like to extend my thanks to Dr. Kenji Takada sensei, Dr. Mohammad Asif Ali, my parents, lab members, Dr. Gargi Joshi, and Dr. Manjit Singh Grewal for believing in me. I would also like to acknowledge funding support from Moonshot. Last but not least, I would like to thank Atsuko Kohata sensei (a well-known NHK presenter), Tetsuya Kageyama sensei (Specially Appointed Assistant Professor), and the organizers of Tohoku University.

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(Left side) Dr. MANINDER

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October 14, 2022

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