Abhinav Paul Kongari presents at the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Speak Out for Engineering competition

Abhinav Paul Kongari presents at the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Speak Out for Engineering competition

Congratulations to Abhinav Paul Kongari, MSc student on our Computational Medicine course, who was the runner-up in the South Yorkshire heat of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) Speak Out for Engineering competition which took place on 9 February 2019 at Sheffield Hallam University.

Abhnav presented Insigneo research with his talk on ‘Computing blood flow within coronary arteries’. He was awarded £200, a certificate and a ticket to the Yorkshire Regional Dinner and will now go on to present in the Yorkshire Regional Final in March 2019.

Professor Claudia Mazzà, Interim Director of the Insigneo Institute and Course Director of the MSc in Computational Medicine, commented, “Well done Abhinav! We’re very proud to see one our students competing at the IMechE Speak Out for Engineering competition and communicating our research”

Commenting on his experience Abhinav said, “It was an amazing experience as the event further allowed me to develop my presentation skills at a professional level, competing against IMechE members currently working in the industry. The regional finals take place early March and honestly it is all quite surreal. Computational modelling of biomechanics is a cutting edge field in itself and it is an honour to be able to present at an historic competition. I am glad to have received this opportunity to share the research with people from more traditional engineering and machining backgrounds.”

The Speak Out for Engineering (SofE) competition is organised annually by the IMechE’s local volunteer groups. It was originally established in 1964 to challenge young engineers to prove they could “communicate effectively”, which is still an important area in developing engineers today.

The competition provides young engineers with an excellent opportunity to demonstrate and develop their verbal and visual presentation skills and competence in public speaking.

Read more about Abhinav and his experience studying the MSc in Computational Medicine: https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/msc-computational-medicine/profiles/abhinvav-kongari