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Addendum

An item in Awards and Honors in the September 30, 1998 issue of MIT Tech Talk, noting that Dr. Bruce Lahn (a postdoctoral associate at the Whitehead Institute) had won the $10,000 third prize in the Merrill Lynch Forum's Innovative Grants Competition, should also have said that Dr. MacMurray Whale (PhD 1997, mechanical engineering) was also a winner. He was awarded a $3,000 discretionary grant for his technology for producing electricity by direct energy conversion from a thermal source by exploiting microscale effects. Possible applications include solar energy and alternative-powered microscale thermophotovoltaics. The contest sought dissertation topics that could be translated into a commercial product or service. Dr. Whale is now an assistant professor at the University of Victoria in Canada.

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on January 13, 1999.

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