Siddartha Khastgir, a PhD researcher at Warwick University and Chair of IMeche's International Young Members Committee, was named TechWorks Young Engineer of the Year at their Annual Awards ceremony.
TechWorks is the new UK Industry Association for ‘Deep Tech’; the underpinning technologies such as AI, robotics, 5G, machine vision, IoT, analytics and automation that drive the new economy.
The awards celebrate the year’s key electronics innovations, people and companies from across the UK and Ireland. While these are the inaugural TechWorks Awards, they follow on from the NMI Awards, which ran from 2001 to 2016.
The award, as sponsored by Arm, was presented by the BBC’s technology correspondent, Rory Cellan-Jones, who declared that the “quality of the field was outstanding.”
“Siddartha’s personal skill set, work effort and initiative are making a big difference to the West Midlands Group (WMG). Whilst still at an early stage in his career, he is already recognised widely and internationally.”
On receiving his award, Siddartha replied:
“It is indeed a great honour to receive such a prestigious award and I would like to thank TechWorks. While the award is testimony for my work in the Deep Tech industry, I believe it is also a recognition for the mentorship and guidance I have received. I would like to thank Professor Paul Jennings and everyone at WMG for their continued support. Also, I do believe IMechE has contributed a lot to my professional development which has led to this recognition. I am grateful to all the staff and fellow volunteers for their support”