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14 September 2005
Tom Smith and his prize pump for the world's poor
Tom Smith a Phd student here in the Department has won £100,000 as the winner of The Times newspaper 'One Minute Pitch' competition. Tom won the prize for his development of a cheap and efficient pump with no moving parts designed to help Third World farmers to irrigate their crops.
The judges’ vote was unanimous. His entry was chosen from many thousands in the competition. This week he will be receiving his cheque for £100,000 in person from the editor of The Sunday Times.
Last year Tom was made L’Oréal Science Graduate of the Year by the Royal Institution.
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