A few weeks ago we profiled Stephanie-Anne Croft, who was one of five New Zealanders selected to fly out to Canberra to compete at the Australasian finals of the Falling Walls competition for innovators.
At the finals, Stephanie-Anne pitched her research on antimicrobial films for surgical implants in front of a distinguished panel of judges, including Dr Stephen Goldson (NZ Deputy Chief Scientist), Dr Alan Finkel (Australian Chief Scientist) and Professor Brian Schmidt (Nobel laureate).
They were so impressed that they awarded Stephanie-Anne 3rd place for all of Australasia! That makes her the top-ranked Kiwi for Falling Walls 2016.
Congratulations Stephanie-Anne, what a phenomenal achievement!
Read more about Stephanie-Anne’s success in her AUT News story.