Gator Engineering Teams Win Big At Cade Museum Prize Night

In Honors & Awards, News by Jen Ambrose

Dr. Alex Green receives the People's Choice Award for his Green Pyrolyzer Gasifier, which turns trash into fuel. Photo by Erin Brough/Gainesville Sun

Last night, the Cade Museum Foundation hosted it’s 4th annual prize night, honoring creators and innovators in Florida. From the sweet sixteen, down to the final four, Gator Engineering had two teams competing for a $50,000 cash prize and wider recognition. And they both won! The cash award went to NanoPhotanica, a manufacturer of electronic display screens that were developed by Paul Holloway, distinguished professor in UF’s Department of Materials Science and Engineering. Our other team – Green Liquid & Gas, started by Dr. Alex Green, emeritus graduate research professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, won the People’s choice award.

NanoPhotonica's Chris Morton accepts the grand prize for their advances in improving electronic device displays. The technology is driven by the research of chief scientist Dr. Paul Holloway (not pictured). Photo by Erin Brough/Gainesville Sun

For more information about the two companies, see our story Gator Engineers Take Two Places In Contest’s Final Four.

For more information on this year’s Cade Museum Prize Night, see the Gainesville Sun’s article, “Firm with UF ties wins Cade Prize.”

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