Applied Particle Technology honored by Midwest Cleantech Open​

(From left) Jiaxi Fang, Tandeep Chadha and Pratim Biswas, PhD, are the founders of Applied Particle Technology.

​Applied Particle Technology, a startup founded by an engineering professor and two doctoral students at Washington University in St. Louis​, won the Breakthrough Technology Award at the Midwest Cleantech Open earlier this month.

Pratim Biswas, PhD, the Lucy & Stanley Lopata Professor and chair of the Department of Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering in the School of Engineering & Applied Science, along with doctoral students Jiaxi Fang and Tandeep Chadha, founded APT in 2014. The company provides air-treatment systems in environments that require high-efficiency removal of tiny particles.

Their adviser, Emre Toker, is managing director of the university’s Skandalaris Center for Interdisciplinary Innovation and Entrepreneurship. For more details, visit the School of Engineering.