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.