Surveillance concept scoops engineering student top award

A University of Aberdeen student has been awarded a prestigious prize for his innovative technological concept.

Fawad Khalid Khan – who graduated from the University in July with a degree in electrical and electronics engineering - scooped first place in the undergraduate category of the Thales Scottish Technology Prize 2010.

Now in its third year, this year’s competition theme was product engineering.

60 applicants from across Scottish universities submitted entries outlining ideas for new technologies to enable new products or develop existing ones.

Fawad’s concept for a low cost and efficient system for monitoring or surveillance purposes, secured him the top prize of £1000 and a trophy.

He was presented with his accolade at a ceremony at Thales Optronics Site in Glasgow on October 13.

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