Terrier Tank – $10,000 prize for best innovative research idea

On May 2, in conjunction with its Inaugural Symposium, BUnano held a “shark tank” type competition “Terrier Tank.” Five finalists were selected to present in front of a panel of judges. Dr. Ahmad Khalid of Biomedical Engineering Department moderated the Tank presentations.

After careful consideration, the judges awarded the $10,000 Terrier Tank prize to CatchAu – an environmentally conscious wastewater treatment idea by a team of graduate students, Mingfu Chen, Uros Kuzmanovic, and Nicolas Shu.

Terrier Tank winners Mingfu Chen, Uros Kuzmanovic, and Nicolas Shu with BUnano Center Director Dr. Mark Grinstaff

Terrier Tank winners Mingfu Chen, Uros Kuzmanovic, and Nicolas Shu with BUnano Center Director Dr. Mark Grinstaff


Panel of Terrier Tank Judges


terrier tank panel


Dr. Jill Becker, Founder and CEO of 02139 Inc. and BUnano Entrepreneur in Residence

Dr. David Coleman, Wade Professor, Chair of School of Medicine, BU

Peter Marton, Director of Entrepreneurial Partnerships, BU Questrom School of Business

Dr. Jess McLear, Angel Investor, Member of Launchpad Venture Group

Dr. Terry Russell, CEO of SuRe Optics, Inc., Managing Director of Interface Ventures