Charmain Williams - University of Pretoria - Environmental studies
I tested if using live larvae of the species Galleria mellonella, which can metabolize PE plastic into ethylene glycol, would be environmentally safe and concluded that it would not
Botond Mészáros - Hungarian Association for Innovation - Mathematics
In my research, I have provided a sufficient condition for when and how to determine the deterministic time evolution of a low-dimensional subspace using the time evolution of a highdimensional complex system, thus reducing the computational resources needed to study the properties of the subspace.
Xiaoqing Sun - World Scientific Publishing Company - Physics
My project focuses on investigating the motion of a bead on a rotating hoop, a classic problem used to demonstrate a mechanical phase transition.
Saloni Kwatra - Umeå University - Computer Science
With the spread of AI, users/data subjects are becoming increasingly worried about how their personal information is being used or even exploited without their permission for commercial and political objectives.
Konrad Basse Fisker - EU Contest for Young Scientists (EUYCS) - Biology
My project is studying the Dsup protein’s ability to increase the radiotolerance of a single celled alga, resulting in a super nutritious crop which can be grown under high radiation levels, for example on Mars.
Rebecca Bächler - Swiss Youth in Science - Biomedicince
The focus of this project lies on communicating a scientific subject (the neurobiology behind physical reactions to emotions) to children with the help of a picture book.
Hassan Aftab Sheikh - University of Cambridge - Environmental Studies
The project focuses on characterising magnetic anthropogenic particulate matter (PM) for air pollution monitoring purposes.
Jordan Partington - University of Mebourne - Chemistry
My research aims to simplify blood tests for persistent organic pollutants via Microsampling.
Joshua Shunk - Society for Science & the Public (ISEF) - Computer Science
My research focuses on the development and validation of an algorithm to reduce the amount of data needed to train a neural network.
Stefanie Hövermann - Stiftung Jugend forscht e.V. - Physics
My research focuses on the analysis and calculation of the sounds that are produced by blowing into different bottles filled with water.
Héctor Martinez-Luna - National Network of Youth Activities in Science and Technology (la REDMEX) - Medicine
My research focuses on the use of the novel mobile app DeAlta to enhance patient-physician communication and thus prevent drug-resistant Tuberculosis in Mexico
Jueun Sim - Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) - Biotechnology
We developed a novel bio-imaging technique, whole-body ExM, which enables 3- dimensional, nanometer resolution imaging throughout the whole vertebrate for the first time
Emirhan Kurtulus - Society for Science & the Public (ISEF) - Computer Science
Cancer and cranial diseases are the second leading cause of death worldwide. We propose the first end-to-end deep learning pipeline for calculating cranial surgery risk factors to plan with minimal neurological damage.
Asmi Kumar - Society for Science & the Public (ISEF) - Computer Science
I built FollowMe, a novel AI-powered web application providing free, at-home, individualized therapy and quantitative results tracking for cortical visual impairment,
enabling more effective care.
Bertram Madsen - Ungdommens Naturvidenskablige Forening - Computer Science
My project, named OSINTer, is a digital platform which aims to help specialists within cybersecurity tackle the cyberattacks of tomorrow.
Noelia Ares Boveda - Umeå University
My research is focused on adapting a novel method to study gene regulation in brain cancer.
Jonas Simonsen - Research Council of Norway - Chemistry
My research focuses on understanding foam as a chemical phenomenon and factors influencing the foaming abilities of various tensides found in soaps.
Ben Clegg - Luleå University of Technology - Biology
The aim of this project is to ensure that joint replacements are biologically safe when they are implanted into patients, specifically the polymers that act as the natural cartilage in these implants.
Romane Schönholzer - Schweizer Jugend forscht - Medicine
Aromatherapy proposes to use aromatic material for improving psychological and physical well-being. To test the efficacy of this therapy, we quantified the effect of essential oils on the autonomic nervous system and our emotions.
Ishaan Lohia - University of Cambridge - Physics
My research uses molecules in specially-designed gold nanostructures to convert infrared light to visible light in a process known as frequency upconversion.
Jim Allansson - Luleå University of Technology - Mathematics
My research is focused on building mathematical models that finds the most cost efficient energy storage solutions for renewable electricity.
Sinan Deveci - Schweizer Jugend forscht - Mathematics
In my paper, I did original research in number theory, investigating phenomena related to primes, means, and logs.
Meda Surdokaité - EU Contest for Young Scientists (EUYCS) - Chemistry
With my work, I targeted optimization of the synthesis of the dye ”Nile Red” by having in mind: accessibility for others, safer environmental approach and offered regulations from experts.
Aaron Coe - Swedish Council of America - Physics
Scientists are searching for new particles to explain physics phenomena using particle accelerators. Detection of these particles is challenging because random noise interferes with detection.
Aleksei Beliakov - Step into the Future - Mathematics
Elena Su - Swiss Youth in Science - Medicine
A major pathological hallmark of Parkinson’s Disease (PD), the second-most common neurodegenerative disorder, is the presence of the protein alpha-synuclein (aSyn) in a misfolded, accumulated and potentially toxic conformation within neurons. To some extent, one specific mouse model called Thy1-h(wt)aSyn imitates the formation of such aSyn inclusions in various brain regions. This study aimed to clarify to what extent the cerebellum is affected by the aSyn accumulation in that model.
Fumika Moriya - The Japan Prize Foundation - Biology
Previous research has reported abnormality in adult neurogenesis is found in patients who have trouble remembering and learning.
How do immature neurons change electrical activity of mature neuronal network
June Y. Park - University of Cambridge - Biomedicine
Organoids, or 3D stem cell derived organ-like structures, are emerging as a potential transplant replacement 1, 2, 3, 4 but local, minimally invasive delivery remains a challenge 5. An injectable, cell-responsive supramolecular hydrogel transiently crosslinked with cucurbituril-mediated host guest chemistry is developed for potential treatment of chronic, aging related lung diseases such as idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). These preliminary results confirm the shear thinning and self healing mechanical properties of the hydrogel, as well as capacity to promote primary stem cell organoid growth in 3D culture.
Patricio Moscoso Ramirez - National Network of Youth Activities in Science and Technology (la REDMEX) - Biomedicine
Due to the increased resistance to antimicrobial agents, and the constant search for alternative solutions to this problem, this project aims to find antimicrobial activity in plant extracts. The use of medicinal plants does not require a complex chemical process; thus in this project we showed how garlic is an effective source of antimicrobial activity that inhibits bacterial growth of E. coli and S. aureus.
Simon Scholtz - University of Pretoria - Technology
The aim is to present a novel source of renewable energy that uses a speed bump as host for an energy harvesting device. The device consists of a modular unit that converts some of the kinetic energy of a passing vehicle to electricity. The generated electricity can then be used to power traffic equipment in the
direct environment of the unit.
Timo Gerald Hofmann - Stiftung Jugend forscht e.V. - Mathematics
On Local Lyapunov Exponents of Chaotic Hamiltonian
Adam Kelly - Society for Science & the Public (ISEF) - Mathematics
New ways to do computation are being developed using quantum mechanics. As researchers move toward large scale quantum computers, a need for fast and accurate simulations exists. I use state of the art algorithms to analyze, optimize and simulate quantum circuits in the most efficient way.
Ariel Ben Dor - Weizmann Institute of Science - Chemistry
Nano-semiconductors or quantum dots (QDs) are nanometer sized semiconductors. Some of these quantum dots exhibit
photoluminescence, which means that they emit their own light with a specific color when exposed to light
Flórian Vámosi - Hungarian Association for innovation - Astronomy
I have been an amateur astronomer since I was six years old. For a couple of years I have been an astrophotographer and research student. I first got the idea of this project, when I was trying to get started with my minor planet photometry research, and couldn’t get telescope time for it. The situation got me thinking, and I figured out, that my own amateur astronomy equipment was good enough for my research. I live near the Zselic Hills, so it was a natural decision to start doing my research under the skies of the Zselic Starry Sky Park, International Dark Sky Park Then I got the idea of making a system, that would automate the data collection, so that I don’t have to work out in the cold all night and it would also make it easy to involve other people.
Johan Nordstrand - Royal Institute of Technology - Chemistry
Desalination is the process of removing salts from water and is crucial for addressing the global problems related to scarcity of drinkable water. One novel technology for desalination is capacitive deionization (CDI), which is promising for
being both environmentally friendly and energy-efficient. In this work, a model has been developed which makes it possible to predict and optimize the CDI performance in a simple way.
Malin Mueller - The British International School of Stavanger - Physics
Just like gravity, the Earth’s geomagnetic field is always present for living organisms. So if it were to change, one might
expect biological systems to respond. Migrating birds detect the direction of this magnetic field and use it as a navigational tool. A medical device that creates a pulsating magnetic field (figure 1) claims to heal fractured bones, torn ligaments or tendons and sprains by improving substance exchange,
cell orientation and blood flow. Cells contain weak diamagnetic or polar substances which would be affected by
an externally applied magnetic field.
Shunyu Yao - China Association for Science and Technology - Computer Science
In machine learning, any data item (e.g. an image, a word, a sentence) can be represented (embedded) as a vector. Though a single vector is meaningless, the learned set of vectors as a whole (vector space) conveys good semantics (meanings). For example, vectors of similar words (e.g. cat and dog) have a shorter distance than vectors of different words (e.g. cat and house), and vector additions and subtractions make sense to people (e.g. king – man + woman = queen approximately holds). My project improves upon how to embed two modes of data (images and texts) into a same vector space, and show some interesting semantics in this joint vector space
Sofia Vershinina - Step in the Future - Chemistry
Surface and underground water sources are subject to anthropogenic and man-made impacts with varying degrees of intensity. The Pskovsko-Chudskoye water body consists of two eutrophic lakes, which are characterized by a large supply of nutrients and a high content of organic matter. At present, due to a decrease in production, the supply of nutrients and pollutants to the lakes has noticeably decreased, which has changed the chemical composition of the water for the better.
Yee Lin Tan - The World Scientific Publishing Company - Biomedicine
To develop a highly bactericidal nanotextured surface for frequently touched exteriors, using only Zinc and H2O.
Adrien Jathe - Society for Science & the Public (ISEF) - Technology
It is unpleasant and dangerous to be blinded by light. This project aimed at developing a new technology for smart sunglasses that would automatically and selectively darken only the bright light sources.
Dionne Argyropoulos - University of Melbourne - Medicine
Malaria is an infectious disease transmitted to humans by female mosquitoes. ~99% of global malaria cases are caused by the parasite Plasmodium falciparum. 91% of the global malaria burden is in sub-Saharan Africa.
Felix Sewing - EU Contest for Young Scientists (EUCYS) - Physics
In this project, we have built a hoverboard, a device that levitates through magnetic repulsion.
Juliana Davoglio Estradioto - Mostratech - Biology
In my research, I used the macadamia nuts that were going to the trash to produce a biological material. It can be applied to as a package for animal poop after dog-walking or as a band-aid for our skin. Bacterial cellulose has a huge potential to reshape our daily lives and industry since it is a multifunctional biopolymer.
Nikolai Tiedemann Adams - Ungdommens Naturvidenskablige Forening (UNF) - Physics
In the fifteenth century, Christopher Columbus sailed across the Atlantic only with the power of wind and discovered America. I find it interesting that sailboats and the technology that makes it possible to sail have existed for so long. My project is trying to define how to become The Perfect Europe Dinghy Sailor. To do this, I will explain the physics and physiology of dinghy sailing. Furthermore, a tool is developed to help me understand the athletes and their decisions on the water
Shicheng Hu - Society for Science & the Public (ISEF) - Chemistry
Excessive combustion of fossil fuel is bringing an unprecedented level of atmospheric CO2 and an energy crisis. A possible solution is artificial CO2 fixation, which converts CO2 into fuels and chemicals. However, CO2 is an extremely stable molecule. Therefore, it is our goal to develop catalysts to activate the molecule and reduce the energy barrier of CO2
reduction reaction (CO2RR).
Taiyo Ishikawa - The Japan Prize Foundation - Mathematics
Transport infrastructure has a variety of impacts on our lives and a lot of money is needed for investing in it. Therefore,
project evaluation is normally conducted for analyzing the validity of a new infrastructure project. Among the evaluations, Cost-Benefit Analysis (CBA), which simply compares the estimated cost and benefit has been applied in many countries, and travel time saving tends to be used as the major component of the benefit. There are concerns that using only travel time saving as the benefit in CBA has an equitable problem, however, there is no exact evidence about the issue.
Therefore, we empirically examined the association between living standards and total travel time in a day in 17 cities.
Young Joon Han - Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) - Mathematics
Piezoresponse force microscopy (PFM) focuses on the measurement of piezoelectric coefficient (d33, represents the amount of topography change induced by an external electric field) by applying an AC voltage on a nanometer-sized tip across the sample. The tip is kept at a constant height above the sample surface profile, denoted by an average height z0. However, since the electric field is applied across the conductive tip and the bottom electrode, the tip experiences an additional displacement that is practically inseparable from the actual piezoelectric displacement. Thus, to distinguish the actual piezoresponse from the electrostatic interaction between the tip and the electrode, I applied an AC bias of varying frequency to the sample to observe the change in the behavior of the amplitude signals.