Awards Presented at 11th Annual Capstone Competition

Awards Presented at 11th Annual Capstone Competition

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Sarnia, ON A panel of judges, comprised of local community and industry leaders, has handed out the awards at the 11th annual Capstone Engineering Design and Competition at the Western Sarnia-Lambton Research Park.

The event saw more than 60 graduating students from the Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering at Western University make presentations in one of three categories.

First and second place winners were awarded as follows:

Renewable Fuels and Energy
First Place Production of Nylon-6 Project Engineers: Andrey Khramtsov, Katie Clarke, Paul Brzozowski, Sasha Van Dinther
Second Place: Diesel Production from Biogas Using Fischer - Tropsch Synthesis Project Engineers: Yara Alazki, Rawan Almusned, Alexandra Burke, Najeeb Fadel

Specialty Chemical Production
First Place: Production of Nylon-6 Project Engineers: Andrey Khramtsov, Katie Clarke, Paul Brzozowski, Sasha Van Dinther
Second Place:
Production of Ethylene Oxide Project Engineers: Huang Jiaqi, Tu Jiaming, Wu Yuanyi, Wu Yuhang

"Graduating students continue to experience tremendous benefits from participating in the Capstone competition," said Katherine Albion, Bowman Centre Director. "Feedback received from the engineers, chemists and other professionals of our community help to shape and guide the future careers of these students."

Throughout the event's 11 year history, over 568 students have participated, presenting more than 155 projects. 131 sponsorships with a total value of $130,350 have been presented.

This year, Capstone sponsorships totaling $11,500 were generously provided by: Western Sarnia-Lambton Research Park; Imperial Oil; Bluewater Power; WorleyParsons; Suncor Energy; SNC Lavalin; Nova Chemicals;Lehder Environmental Services; Pollutech Enviroquatics Limited; CF Industries; Western Research Parks; and Ontario Power Generation.

For more information, contact:

Katherine Albion
Director, The Bowman Centre
Western Sarnia-Lambton Research Park
519-383-8303 x 240
kalbion@sarnialambtonresearchpark.ca