NICE group wins prizes at ChemEngDayUK 2017

ChemengdayUK2017-Group-800-500On 27-28 March 2017, Birmingham University hosted ChemEngDayUK 2017, which welcomed leading UK Chemical Engineering academics, industry partners and international guests, to discuss developments and innovations towards a more sustainable future. More information about ChemEngDayUK can be found here.


Delegates from UCL Chemical Engineering, including six NICE group members, showcased their research and won seven awards in total. More information about UCL Chemical Engineering's overall performance can be found here.






NICE group prize winners are:


Matthew Chin for the Best Poster in the theme "Biological Engineering"

Michele Lynch for the Best Poster in the theme "Chemical Engineering at Interface"

Kaiqiao Wu for the Best 3-minute Research Highlight Talk in the theme "Chemical Engineering Fundamentals"


Nigel Titchener-Hooker, Dean of UCL Engineering, had this to say about the awards: "The sight of 8 UCL winners on the list of prizes at the Birmingham ChemEng 2017 event has swelled my heart with pride! It's a wonderful testament to your individual efforts, to that of your supervisors and mentors, and to the general ethos of the department. UCL Chem Eng is on the move and you are clearly in the vanguard. Let's keep it up and share your skills and insights with colleagues so that this momentum is maintained. Well done again."


Congratulations to all attendees and prize winners for their achievements!

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