Photo (from left), Chemmat’s Head of Department Assoc Prof Ashvin Thambyah, Final Year Undergraduate students Michael Kim and Victoria Pickett, Chemmat’s Senior Lecturer Dr Saeid Baroutian


Last year the Society of Materials NZ (SMNZI) and IChemE reviewed the Final Year Projects Reports provided by the finalists for the 2019 SMNZI and IChemE prizes for our 4th year students.

The following students were awarded the prizes for their excellent work:

  • IChemE First Equal Prize: Victoria Pickett for her excellent work on oral processing of chocolate
  • IChemE First Equal Prize: Michael Kim for his excellent work on gluten’s effect on bread texture
  • SMNZI First Prize: Amanda Naude for her excellent work on Protein Rejecting Surfaces
  • SMNZI Second Prize: Stephanie Laycock for her well-written study of the topography of thermally sprayed surfaces

SMNZI and IChemE agreed that the reports were of a high standard and that it was difficult to determine which of the contenders should be awarded this year’s prizes.

Photo (from left) Assoc Prof Ashvin Thambyah, Final Year Undergraduate student Amanda Naude, Senior Lecturer, Dr Saeid Baroutian

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