South Bank University trio earn industry accolades inventing new plastic products

Three students have been recognised for their work in finding important new practical uses in plastics.

All three product design students received highly commended awards at the Design Innovation in Plastics (DIP) awards last Friday.

The DIP allows students to showcase their creativity and design.

This year, contestants were challenged with coming up with products for use in the healthcare sector.

The three students are from London South Bank University (LSBU).

Dimitri McGrath-Karvelis was recognised for ‘Anap’, his design of a double capacity inhaler which combines the preventer and reliever medications. It fits in a twist-and-carry device which can fit in your pocket.

Fellow third-year student Daniel Warren received the award after creating ‘Curta+’ a new way to assess and test burns by using thermography scanning to assess burn depth and severity.

And fourth year student Daniele Di Paolo was also highly commended after creating Cirrus, a device which enhances breathing exercises to help reduce stress and anxiety.

Dimitri said: “It was a fantastic event and just to be nominated was a real honour.”

Robin Jones, associate professor of Mechanical Engineering and Design at LSBU, said: “To have three students nominated out of six at the awards is incredible. All three should be immensely proud of what they’ve achieved.”

Chairman of judges, Richard Brown, said: “With this year’s quality of products and standard of presentations being so high, it’s clear these three have great futures ahead of them.”

Pictured (left to right): Dimitri, Daniele and Daniel Pictures by: LSBU




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