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Design Project Winners

last modified Jan 30, 2014 11:52 AM
Design Project Winners

Bill Cotton from Johnson Matthey with winners Arthur Kissin, Sam Wood, Aidan Devane, Mike Smith, Stephanie Oliver and Fleur Siswick.

The winners of this year's prize for the best undergraduate design project presentation were Arthur Kissin, Sam Wood, Aidan Devane, Mike Smith, Stephanie Oliver and Fleur Siswick.

The Design Project is a major part of the coursework for Chemical Engineering students in their third year at Cambridge and this year, the project was supported by Johnson Matthey. The brief was to design a process to produce 260,000 tonnes per year of ammonia, with a specific focus on safety and energy efficiency.

In groups of 6, they have just devoted five weeks to designing this plant. They handed in their reports on Thursday, 6 June 2013 and gave their 10 minute presentations on the process on Friday, 7 June 2013. During the course of the project, Dr Mark Williamson from the University of Cape Town (UCT) acted as a consulting engineer to the groups as part of the ongoing collaboration in process design teaching between Cambridge and UCT.

The guest judge was Bill Cotton from Johnson Matthey. He commended all the groups on the high standard of their designs and commented on the professionalism and honesty of the presentations. They congratulated the winners, who were presented with a cash prize of £240 to share between them.