For the second year, Design News is on the hunt for engineers who are influencing or have the potential to influence the design engineering community. We are looking for engineers who are ahead of the trends, significantly performing in the industry, and outperforming their peers. If you know an engineer playing a vital role in a small startup or who has been recognized as a high performer, they could make our list.
Our nominees will appear online and in our January 2014 print issue. The top innovator, chosen by Design News editors and our esteemed Advisory Board, will be announced during a live ceremony at the MD&M West show in February in Anaheim, Calif.
Last year's winner, Punya Prakash, was a standout as a top rising engineering star due to her hard work and proven track record as a leader within her company and her community. Prakash, an applications engineer, is leading the Singlecore Processor teamís extensive smart home initiative with Texas Instruments (TI) where she is innovating home and building automation.
If you know someone who is ahead of the trends and is significantly performing in the industry, please nominate them to be included in our list.
Deadline for nominations is November 1, 2013.