Siddharth "Sid" Muthal ECE Undergraduate Student Memorial Entrepreneur of the Year Award

Established 2016

Siddharth "Sid" Muthal

Siddharth “Sid” Muthal (BSEE ’15) planned to start graduate school when his life was cut short due to an untreatable lung infection, the result of a genetic health condition, Sid and a team of fellow students embarked on a Senior Design Project aimed at “Improving the Patient’s Experience” during hospitalization. The project won “Best Marketable Idea” and sparked the startup company Corvae, transforming Sid into an entrepreneur and a CEO at the age of 22. This award is dedicated towards that spirit with which Sid lived and illuminated every moment of his life and of those around him.

Students submit a one-page description of the project or activity demonstrating outstanding innovation and passion for entrepreneurial thinking. At least two letters of reference are also required.


The recipient(s) will be recognized during an annual Student Awards Banquet. All student recipients are featured on the second floor of the ECE Building's Student Honors Wall.

Past Recipients of the Award

Year Recipients
2022-2023 Daniel Abdoue, Mukhil Umashankar
2021-2022 3D reconstruction enhanced biomedical imaging: Ji Shi
2020-2021 EMG prosthetic hand: Saaniya Kapur
The Terminator Turbo UVC-sanitation device: Mihir Vardhan
2019-2020 Monitorable Mirror-Controlled Soft Robot for Rehabilitation Training: Yue Wang
2018-2019 Low-cost and high-throughput electroporation device: Kanyon Edvall and Wenjun Sun
2017-2018 WaggleNet:  Miao (Jimmy) He, John Rosales, and Xiaolin (Elena) Wu
2016-2017 Livestock Temperature Monitor: Michael Goldstein, Cain Benink, and Yue Wang
Artificial Pancreas System: Jeremy DeJournett
2015-2016 The Low Cost Myoelectric Prosthetic Hand Project: Michael Fatina, Jonathan Pan-Doh, and Edward Yu