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New Venture Competition Awards for MRL PhD Students

May 2012

The MRL and Dow Materials Institute are proud to partner with the Technology Management Program at UCSB in support of the 2012 New Venture Competition. The 2012 competition was the biggest yet and we are thrilled to announce that James Rogers(PhD student in the Materials Department and MRL) together with Zubin Kuvidia (PhD student in Chemical Engineering) were awarded both the NVC's Grand Prize and Best Tech Push Award for their start-up aPEEL Technology. Selected from 140 competitors on 46 teams that started the competition, we look forward to James and Zubin joining past winners in creating successful Santa Barbara-based companies.