The Nanotechnology Industries Association ran a competition in summer 2013 to find the most striking images that best illustrate the field’s diversity of nature, its range of applications, and its unseen beauty. Having received many submissions and after much deliberation, NIA awarded the grand prize to Dr Matthew Boyles!
Dr Boyles was the unanimous choice of the judging panel; his entry of “A false-coloured scanning electron microscope image of a macrophage cell actively phagocytosing multi-walled carbon nanotubes” was found to be incredibly impressive, and NIA was delighted to award him an iPad 3 for his entry.
Honourable mentions include Mr Jaime Andres Perez Taborda, Dr Denis Koltsov, and Dr Andrew Collins, who all also submitted excellent entries.
NIA thanks all entrants for their participation and for their desire to help the Association improve the image of nanotechnology.
Below is the winning image, described as "A false-coloured scanning electron microscope image of a macrophage cell actively phagocytosing multi-walled carbon nanotubes".