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AUC students smiling and holding their Most Novel Idea certificate for their total artificial heart

Students Win 'Most Novel Idea' for Total Artificial Heart Design

December 14, 2023

A team of AUC undergraduate and graduate students secured the award for the Most Novel Idea at Heart Hackathon, the world’s first total artificial heart design competition, where student teams from around the globe design, prototype and assess their total artificial heart

Multidisciplinary with students from different majors, Team Peribsen worked to design, manufacture and develop the business plan for their total artificial heart. They were mentored by Professor Khalil Elkhodary '03, '06 and utilized AUC's new Eltoukhy Learning Factory for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, the first of its kind in Egypt.

Aliaa Moussa, mechanical engineering; Salma Omar, graphic design; and Lana Mahmoud, electronics and communications engineering, represented AUC in the final round of the competition held in Dallas, Texas at the 29th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Mechanical Circulatory Support

Other team members included Abdelrahman Sultan '18, who is pursuing his master's in mechanical engineering at AUC and served as team captain;  and team heads Ahmed Ali '23; Mohamed Waheed '22; Nour Makhlouf '23; and Menna Tallah Hassan '23.