Winners of Falling Walls Lab Australia 2017 (New Zealand entrant Mehdi Saeidi (far right) placed third)
Mehdi Saeidi from Auckland University of Technology came third for his idea to 'Breaking the Wall of Knee Replacements in Younger Patients' by developing an implant that will remove excessive load and slow progression of osteoarthritis.
Mehdi is a mechanical engineer by trade, with a background in materials science. He is just over two years into his bio-medical engineering PhD at Auckland University of Technology. Read more about his research.