Two from MIT honored at World Technology Awards

PhD candidate Maher Damak and Professor Moungi Bawendi recognized for advances in engineering and chemistry.

Leonardo DiCaprio began 2016 by capturing his long-awaited Academy Award for Best Actor, but his year ended in defeat, thanks to MIT graduate student Maher Damak.

Damak, a PhD candidate in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and a fellow in the MIT Tata Center, was named the winner of the Environment category at the World Technology Awards on Dec. 8 in Los Angeles. DiCaprio, a finalist in the same category for his work with the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, had to settle for runner-up.

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