Research projects are a major part of the coursework for Chemical Engineering students in their fourth year at Cambridge, leading to the MEng degree. The students are required to undertake a piece of original research in pairs or singly. In addition to a final report on their work, they are required to give a 6 minute presentation and produce a poster. There were two sessions, on Tuesday, 26th February and Friday, 1st March 2013.
On Tuesday, the First Prize winners were Akshay Deshmukh and Ke Xu Zhou for their project onIdentifying Novel Cortex Lytic Enzymes in Bacillus megaterium spores.
The Second Prize was taken by James Perry and Zsigmond Varga for Modelling gas bubbles leaking through aquifers.
On Friday, the First Prize winners were Clementine Chambon and Aylwin Low for their project on Immobilisation of bacteria for hydrogen production from crude glycerol. They have developed a novel PVA cryogel which has the potential to increase bacterial survival in the harsh environment of crude glycerol.
The Second Prize was taken by Marina Steketee and Charmaine Law who worked on Microcapillary Cell Sorting.
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