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Undergraduate prizes for Mohammad Shahrour, Clare Rees-Zimmerman and Mudit Gupta

Congratulations to Mohammad Shahrour, Clare Rees-Zimmerman and Mudit Gupta on winning undergraduate student prizes this year.

The Exxonmobil prize was awarded to Mohammad Shahrour, of Sidney Sussex College. The ExxonMobil Prize is awarded annually by the Examiners for Part IIA of the Chemical Engineering Tripos to the candidate (a third year undergraduate) who has shown the greatest distinction in that examination.

Mohammad Shahrour will be returning to the department to complete his MA next year.

Clare Rees-ZimmermanThe TRC Fox prize was awarded to Clare Rees-Zimmerman of Trinity College.

The Fox Prize is awarded by the Part IIB Examiners of the Chemical Engineering Tripos to the candidate who has shown the greatest distinction in the examination.

She commented, "I am delighted to have been awarded the TRC Fox Prize. This year I have really enjoyed the chance to study the areas of Chemical Engineering which interest me the most, such as Rheology and Pharmaceutical Engineering."

Next year she will be staying on to do a PhD in Colloid Science under the supervision of Prof Alex Routh.

Mudit GuptaThe North Carolina State University prize was awarded to Mudit Gupta of Churchill College. The North Carolina State University Prize is awarded by the Part IIB Examiners of the Chemical Engineering Tripos to the candidate who has shown distinction in the performance of original project work in the form of theoretical or experimental investigation.

His research project was on mapping the protective proteins of bacterial spores. Next year he will be working as a Financial Analyst for American Express in New York.

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