Art in Science Competition Winner Announced at MicroTAS 2018

Lab on a Chip and the National Institute of Standards Technology (NIST) presented the Art in Science award at the µTAS 2018 Conference on 14 November 2018 at the Royal Society of Chemistry booth. The award highlights the aesthetic value in scientific illustrations while still conveying scientific merit. The competition received many fantastic submissions this year which were judged by Simon Neil, Lab on a Chip Executive Editor, Greg Cooksey, NIST representative and Manabu TokeshiLab on a Chip Associate Editor .

Simon Neil and Greg Cooksey announced the winner of the competition was Nam-Trung Nguyen with his entry “The Green Planet” and presented Dr Nguyen with his award and certificate and a cake featuring the winning image.

The Green Planet 

Nam-Trung Nguyen, Griffith University, Australia

The Green Planet




The runners up are:


Magnetic Artificial Cilia with a Brush-shaped Cap 

Shuaizhong Zhang, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands

magnetic artificial cilia with a brush-shaped cap




Embracing Chaos

Samantha Byrnes, Intellectual Ventures Laboratory, USA



A big thank you to all the contributors this year!

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