Staff: Ashvin, Saeid, Steve, and Mark. Student full names shown in the table below.

 

Outstanding performance by our final year students on their research projects were celebrated, online, with an awards ‘ceremony.’

There were a range of prizes awarding research excellence and the following table provides details.

Prize

About the prizes

Awardee

Award ($)

Project Title

A L Titchener Prize

The Prize was established in 1986 to mark the retirement of Professor A L Titchener, the first Professor of Chemical and Materials Engineering. The fund supporting the Prize was raised by contributions from New Zealand industries and the Engineering Profession.

Prize for the most distinguished academic performance in the final year BE(Hons) Chemical and Materials Engineering Research Project.

Morgan Dolfing

$1000

Crystallin Protein Scaffolds for Cultured Meat Production

Phillip Graham Crabbe Memorial Prize

The Prize was established in 1983 by the wife and parents of Phillip Graham Crabbe together with contributions from family, friends and colleagues. Dr Crabbe, a lecturer in and outstanding former student of the Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, was killed in a car accident in 1982 at the age of 29. This Prize commemorates his pursuit of excellence in the field of Chemical Engineering.

Prize for the most meritorious project work in Chemical Engineering in the final year research project of the BE(Hons)

Elizabeth Timings

$500

Non-Catalytic and Catalytic Wet Oxidation of Landfill Leachate

SMNZI

1st

As a tradition, SMNZI awards annual prizes to graduating materials engineering students. Award winners are students who are judged to be the first and second highest achievers in their graduating Bachelor degree year.

These students are either selected by a panel from SMNZI.

Hayden Giles  1st Place

$250

Plasma Sprayed WC-NiMoCrFeCo Coatings with Carbon Additions

SMNZI

2nd

Abirrhami Rajagopal  

2nd Place

$150

Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis of Crack Propagation through Normal and Degenerative Articular Cartilage

IChemE

As a tradition, IChemE – Auckland Chapter awards an annual prize to a graduating chemical engineering student – who has excelled in their final year research project. This student is selected by a panel from IChemE.

Timings, Elizabeth (First equal)

 

Li, Bryan (First equal)

$250

 

$250

Non-Catalytic and Catalytic Wet Oxidation of Landfill Leachate

 

 

Catalytic Wet Oxidation of Leachate

Department – Process Engineering

The department awards has its own panel. We categorise all projects to fall in either ‘Process’ or ‘Materials’ Engineering categories.

The department committee then carries out an evaluation of the top contenders and considers how best we can award those top performing students that did not win a SMNZI, IChemE or university awards.

Dazo, Denise (First equal)

 

Karaitiana, L’Rey (First equal)

 

Xu, Kristen (Second equal)

 

Kilgour, Rachel (Second equal)

$100 – voucher

 

$100 – voucher

 

$50 – voucher

 

$50 – voucher

Flavour Perception in Kānuka Chocolate

 

Water Engineers’ Perspective on Interactions with Māoridom in

Water Management and Solutions

 

Evaluation of Deep Eutectic Solvents in the Extraction of Fucoxanthin from Tisochrysis Lutea

 

Flavour Perception in Kānuka Chocolate

Department – Materials Engineering

Croad, Stella (First equal)

 

Sokol, Matthew (First equal)

 

Gito, Donn Adam (Second equal)

 

Williams, Geena (Second equal)

$100 – voucher

 

$100 – voucher

 

$50 – voucher

 

$50 – voucher

Interfacial Characterisation of a Cathode Collector Bar Retired from NZAS

 

Effects of Coffee, Sugar, and Honey on The Nano-Mechanical Properties of Bovine Enamel

 

Optimization of Block Copolymer Self-Assembly

 

Quantifying Lateral Adhesion Strength of Yeast Cells to

a Stainless Steel Surface

Department – Presentations

These awards are for the best oral presentations of projects. It recognizes the skills of science communication which is an important tool in creating impact for research.

Dazo, Denise (First equal)

 

Kilgour, Rachel (First equal)

 

Morgan Dolfing (Second equal)

 

Julian Sundheim (Second equal)

$100 – voucher

 

$100 – voucher

 

$50 – voucher

 

$50 – voucher

Flavour Perception in Kānuka Chocolate

 

Flavour Perception in Kānuka Chocolate

 

Crystallin Protein Scaffolds for Cultured Meat Production

 

Crystallin Protein Scaffolds for Cultured Meat Production

 

 

 

 

 

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