Chris Bishop Wins MC6 Award

Atlanta, GA

Chris Bishop won second place at the 2015 MC6 Competition that took place on December 3 in Metz, France. A postdoctoral fellow in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at Georgia Tech-Lorraine (GTL), Bishop was recognized for his presentation entitled “Micro-sensors for the detection of gases for the transport industry.”

The MC6 Competition is aimed at rewarding promising innovations through six-minute, business-oriented presentations given by 13 candidates/teams that represent several schools and universities in the Lorraine Region. Six candidates/teams, including Bishop, were selected for the final.

Bishop’s project focuses on developing new micro-sensor technologies based on nitride semiconductor materials. The main goal is to develop a new generation of improved exhaust gas sensors for diesel antipollution systems that are able to meet upcoming European Union emissions regulations. The project includes work performed on each step involved in device development, including modeling and design, device fabrication, sensor testing, and prototype building. The sensor technology developed in this project has also been extended for other applications, such as detection of other gases, water pollution, and medical diagnostics. This work is conducted under the framework of the Open Lab PSA Peugeot Citroen.

Bishop completed his master’s and Ph.D. at GTL, where he was advised by ECE Professor and GTL Director Abdallah Ougazzaden and co-advised by ECE Associate Professor Paul Voss. Bishop is currently pursuing the commercialization of the sensor technologies that he has developed through Institut Lafayette.  

Pictured in the photo, left to right: Chris Bishop, GTL-ECE postdoctoral fellow, receives his award from Gilbert Krausener, vice president of Metz Metropole Higher Education, Research and Innovation, and Pierre-Olivier Defoug, general director ILP (Institut Lorrain de Participation, a funding agency in the Region of Lorraine). 

Last revised August 1, 2017