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Young and Full of (Piezoelectric) Energy

Clear the way for this KI member's dynamic future! Canan Dagdeviren was named the winner of the Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists in Translational Science. Canan, a postdoctoral fellow in the Langer Lab, was selected for her essay “The future of bionic dynamos”, which describes her work in creating a novel type of battery that can transform the available mechanical energy from the natural movement of organs into electric energy used to power various implanted medical devices, such as cardiac pacemakers. To honor her win, Canan was awarded a medal earlier this month in Stockholm, as well as given the opportunity to attend the 2016 Nobel Prize Ceremony. Read more.