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Brigham Young University engineer Christopher Mattson designs technology that targets the needs of the world's poorest populations. He and his students have produced new water-well designs for villages in Africa and new tools for farmers in Guatemala.
As with many designs for communities in need, the technologies may enable insights into methods, or even underlying engineering design theory, that could also have impact for the major manufacturers of the United States and other developed economies.
Name: Christopher Mattson
Institution: Brigham Young University
Field of Study: Engineering
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