Front row: Helen Breewood, Calvin Cheung, Alexander Smith, Vinayak Rajendran. Back row: Dr Alan Clegg, Alan Stanford, Latoja Jack (all representing IChemE) and Ian Salmon (Jacobs)
The winners of this year's prize for the best undergraduate design project presentation were Helen Breewood, Henry Chan, Calvin Cheung, Vinayak Rajendran and Alexander Smith (Group G).
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 sponsored by Aker Clean Carbon. The brief was to design a process to remove at least 80% of the carbon dioxide from the flue gas of a gas-fired power plant. The carbon dioxide was removed by monoethanolamine scrubbing.
In groups of 5 or 6, they have just devoted five weeks to designing this plant. They handed in their reports on Thursday, 9 June 2011 and gave their 10 minute presentations on the process on Friday, 10 June 2011.
The judges were Ian Salmon from Jacobs and Alan Stanford, the IChemE East Anglian branch secretary, Dr Alan Clegg, a committee member from the IChemE's East Anglia branch and Latoja Jack representing both Aveva and IChemE. They commended all the groups on the high standard of their designs and presentations and said how difficult that had made the decision. They congratulated the winners, who will receive a prize of £250 to share between them.
The runners up were Group C and Group H. The members of Group C were Heng Ji Chan, Alison Underwood, Steven Wildman, Ritika Sood, Adam Wills and Ka (Gary) Wu. Group H was James Rickenbach, Alexander Rose, Mgawa Mkandawire, Emma Mitchell and Vaishnavi Girish.
There are more photos on the department's Facebook page.