Tanmay Parikh of class 12,Science Stream, Centre Point School, Katol Road,has been selected in 2023 as one of the 20 students of Team India who will represent India at the Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) Dallas, Texas in May ‘23. His project in the Chemistry category, titled ‘Innovative Use of Nanoparticles against Industrial CO2 Emissions' won the prestigious Grand Award at the Initiative for Innovation and Research in Stem (IRIS National Fair) Tanmay faced a rigorous selection process conducted by eminent scientists and domain experts. In this project he used specific nanoparticles to solve the main issue with the chemical absorption process in Carbon Dioxide capture i.e. the high costs associated with spent solvent regeneration. With his innovation, Tanmay managed to significantly lower the energy required for complete CO2 desorption and hence minimize the cost. If translated to a large scale, this would mean that most industries in the world would be able to capture their CO2 emissions, thus it being hugely beneficial for our environment. His project will now be chiselled by eminent scientists and he will be provided with the necessary insights through three mentorship camps before the final flag off ceremony in Dallas.
International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) is the world’s largest international pre-college science competition, held annually in the U.S. Every year, tens of millions of students participate in science fairs around the globe but only about 1,800 from around 85 countries earn the right to compete for nearly $5 million awards bestowed each May at the Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) held at U.S. This year, the fair is scheduled to be held at Dallas, Texas from 12th to19th May 2023.