MacNab-Lacey Student Design Prize winners for the second year running

MacNab-Lacey Student Design Prize winners 2012
MacNab-Lacey Student Design Prize winners (from left to right): Hafiz Karim, Matt Lee, Tess Cakebread-Brown, Ky Hibberd and David Morgan.

Students from the School of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science have been awarded this sought after international prize for a design project which “best contributes to a sustainable world.”

The annual MacNab-Lacey Student Design Prize is open to teams of final-year students from any IChemE-accredited university worldwide. The 2012 prize was awarded in May 2013 for a project submitted by a team of then-final-year students from the School of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science (CEAS).

David Morgan, Michael Price, Tess Cakebread-Brown, Ky Hibberd, Hafiz Karim and Matt Lee’s project involved the design of a pilot-scale plant to convert waste plastics into liquid fuels, and the comparison of the sustainability of various plastic feedstocks. The team was commended for the way that they focussed on sustainability issues throughout the whole life of the project. The winning team was awarded a cheque for £750, in addition to the honour of winning this prestigious award.

The School has additional reason to celebrate this success as this was the second consecutive year that a project submitted by our students has been awarded the prize.

See also: News item 2011 IChemE MacNab-Lacey Student Design Award winners

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