IChemE Global Awards 2016

Finalists - IChemE Global Awards 2016

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Award for Outstanding Achievement in Chemical and Process Engineering 2016

Outstanding Achievement Award sponsored by Amec Foster Wheeler

The outstanding entry from the IChemE Global Awards 2016, IChemE Singapore Awards 2016 and IChemE Malaysia Awards 2016, across all categories, will receive the Outstanding Achievement Award.

Winner: ‘Gas heated reformer development and commercialisation’, Johnson Matthey, UK


Chemical Engineering Industry Project of the Year Award 2016

Industry Project Award sponsored by Sellafield

Winner: ‘Gas heated reformer development and commercialisation’, Johnson Matthey, UK

Highly commended: Value-added chemicals from glycerol feedstock, Green Lizard Technologies Ltd, Felda Global Ventures, Yashentech, Saturn Methanol, Ferrostaal, UK/China/Malaysia; cGMP manufacture of high potency biologics, FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies, UK

Finalists:

  • Gas heated reformer development and commercialisation, Johnson Matthey, UK
  • Value-added chemicals from glycerol feedstock, Green Lizard Technologies Ltd, Felda Global Ventures, Yashentech, Saturn Methanol, Ferrostaal, UK/China/Malaysia
  • Determining anti-knock in fuels, Shell Projects & Technology, RWTH Aachen University, Ferrari S.p.A., UK/Germany/Italy
  • KHI removal from produced waters, Hydrafact Ltd, UK
  • cGMP manufacture of high potency biologics, FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies, UK
  • Implementation and sustain energy improvements, Synthomer Sdn Bhd, Malaysia

Research Project of the Year Award 2016

Research Project Award sponsored by Simon Carves

Winner: Prostate cancer diagnosis smart technology’, University of Birmingham, UK

Highly commended: Nanocarriers and ultrasound in cancer treatment, American University of Sharjah, Brigham Young University, UAE/USA

Finalists:

  • Prostate cancer diagnosis smart technology, University of Birmingham, UK
  • Fast-killing and non-toxic antimicrobial materials, Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, Singapore
  • Diamonds from the sky, George Washington University, USA
  • Inflammation targeting nano-capsule technology, University of California, San Diego, USA
  • Nanocarriers and ultrasound in cancer treatment, American University of Sharjah, Brigham Young University, UAE/USA
  • Autonomous detection of damage in coatings, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, International Centre for Advanced Materials, BP, USA/UK
  • Wear-resistant materials by self adaptation, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, International Centre for Advanced Materials, BP, USA/UK
  • Thermal treatment of irradiated graphite,  Costain, University of Manchester, MDecon Ltd, Tetronics International Ltd, UK
  • Condensation on slippery asymmetric bumps, Harvard University, USA
  • Membrane dehumidifiers to reduce energy consumption, National University of Singapore, Singapore


Process Safety Award 2016

Process Safety Award sponsored by ABB

Winner: ‘The not so big bang theory’, Sellafield Ltd, National Nuclear Laboratory Ltd, UK

Highly commended: Centrica's process safety task force, Centrica Plc, UK; Safe and economic operation of CCS, University College London, CANMET Energy, Bundesanstalt Fuer Geowissenschaften Und Rohstoffe, Dalian University of Technology, Environmental & Water Resources Engineering Ltd, Gexcon, Health and Safety Laboratory, Institut National de l'Environnement et des Risques, Imperial College London, National Center for Scientific Research "Demokritos", Onderzoekscentrum Voor Aanwending Van Staal NV, University of Leeds, Uppsala Universitet, UK/ Canada/ Germany/ China/ Israel/ Norway/ France/ Greece/ Belgium/ Sweden. 

Finalists:

  • Dust explosion risk reduction tool kit, BPE Design and Support, UK
  • Chuandongbei project addresses sour gas challenge, Senscient Ltd, Chevron, China National Petroleum Corporation, UK/USA/China
  • Woodside process safety: the holistic approach, Woodside Energy Ltd, Australia
  • Centrica's process safety task force, Centrica Plc, UK
  • The not so big bang theory, Sellafield Ltd, National Nuclear Laboratory Ltd, UK
  • Safe and economic operation of CCS, University College London, CANMET Energy, Bundesanstalt Fuer Geowissenschaften Und Rohstoffe, Dalian University of Technology, Environmental & Water Resources Engineering Ltd, Gexcon, Health and Safety Laboratory, Institut National de l'Environnement et des Risques, Imperial College London, National Center for Scientific Research "Demokritos", Onderzoekscentrum Voor Aanwending Van Staal NV, University of Leeds, Uppsala Universitet, UK/Canada/Germany/China/Israel/Norway/France/Greece/Belgium/Sweden
  • Development and application of CAISEN assessment, Institute of Chemical and Engineering Sciences, Singapore
  • Electrochlorination project as cooling water system,  Asean Bintulu Fertilizer Sdn Bhd, Malaysia

Training and Development Award 2016

Training and Development Award sponsored by Bouygues Energies and Services

Winner: ‘Full transparency and access for stakeholders’, Unipar Carbocloro SA, Brazil

Highly commended: Nucleargraduates development programme, Energus – nucleargraduates, UK  

Finalists:

  • Weblabs in chemical engineering, CARES Ltd, University of Cambridge, UK
  • Full transparency and access for stakeholders, Unipar Carbocloro SA, Brazil
  • Optimisation of IChemE certification process, Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Ltd, Nigeria
  • Nucleargraduates development programme, Energus – nucleargraduates, UK
  • Process safety education - the forgotten industries?, GlaxoSmithKline, University of Sheffield, DEKRA Insight, Nestle, Procter & Gamble, UK/USA/Switzerland
  • Croda's postgraduate certificate course, Croda Singapore Pte Ltd, Singapore
  • I3D graduate engineer programme, Petrofac Engineering Services Sdn Bhd, Malaysia


Energy Award 2016

Energy Award sponsored by Rolls-Royce

Winner: Novel enzymes for biomass conversion’, University of York, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique & Aix-Marseille Université, UK/France

Highly commended: 'The not so big bang theory’, Sellafield Ltd, UK, National Nuclear Laboratory, UK; The Shell concept car, Shell International Ltd, Geo Technology SA, Gordon Murray Design, Shell Projects & Technology, UK/Switzerland

Finalists:

  • Chuandongbei project addresses sour gas challenge, Senscient Ltd, Chevron, China National Petroleum Corporation, UK/USA/China
  • Self-heating lithium-ion battery, Pennsylvannia State University, EC Power, USA
  • Low carbon coal-to-H2 process, University of Edinburgh, UK
  • High strength insulating glass sealant, Dow Corning Corporation, Belgium
  • Novel enzymes for biomass conversion, University of York, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique & Aix-Marseille Université, UK/France
  • The not so big bang theory, Sellafield Ltd, National Nuclear Laboratory Ltd, UK
  • Waste derived green methanol, Cardiff University, Greenergy International Ltd, UK
  • The Shell concept car, Shell International Ltd, Geo Technology SA, Gordon Murray Design, Shell Projects & Technology, UK/Switzerland
  • Greener energy, London South Bank University, UK
  • Resource recovery from wastes, National University of Singapore, Iowa State University, Singapore/USA

Oil and Gas Award 2016

Oil and Gas Award sponsored by Jacobs

Winner: ‘Autonomous detection of damage in coatings’, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, International Centre for Advanced Materials, BP, USA/UK

Highly commended: Sectioning of injectors to study deposits, Shell Projects & Technology, UK

Finalists:

  • Autonomous detection of damage in coatings, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, International Centre for Advanced Materials, BP, USA/UK
  • DNA-based tracing technology, Haelixa GmbH, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
  • Sectioning of injectors to study deposits, Shell Projects & Technology, UK
  • Wear-resistant materials by self adaptation, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, International Centre for Advanced Materials, BP, USA/UK
  • Novel technology for mercury removal, PETRONAS, Malaysia, Queen’s University Belfast, UK


Best Business Start-Up Award 2016 sponsored by The Chemical Engineer

Business Start-Up Award
Winner: ALUSID, UK

Highly commended: CHAIN Biotechnology, UK; JustMilk, US

Finalists:

  • Recycling Technologies, UK
  • Dunnet Bay Distillers Ltd, UK
  • MOF Technologies Ltd, UK
  • OMass Technologies Ltd, UK
  • CHAIN Biotechnology Ltd, UK
  • Avertana, New Zealand
  • JustMilk, USA
  • ALUSID, UK

Team of the Year Award 2016

Team of the Year sponsored by NES Global Talent

Winner: ‘DPPA eductor and North Morecambe metering project’, Centrica - Exploration & Production, Amec Foster Wheeler, Seajacks UK, Emerson, UK

Highly commended: Vegetable oil purification, Green Lizard Technologies Ltd (QUB spin-out), Evonik Industries AG, FGV Applied Technologies Sdn Bhd, UK/Germany/Malaysia; Making POCO business as usual, Sellafield Ltd, UK

Finalists:

  • Direct conversion of biomass to bio meg, PETRONAS, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, China/Malaysia
  • DPPA eductor and North Morecambe metering project, Centrica - Exploration & Production, Amec Foster Wheeler, Seajacks UK, Emerson, UK
  • Vegetable oil purification, Green Lizard Technologies Ltd (QUB spin-out), Evonik Industries AG, FGV Applied Technologies Sdn Bhd, UK/Germany/Malaysia
  • Prospecting mine sites for non-ore resources, Sudbury Integrated Nickel Operations, Laurentian University, Northern Ontario School of Medicine, AIS Plc, Canada/UK
  • Front end solutions, Costain, UK
  • Making POCO business as usual, Sellafield Ltd, UK
  • A powerhouse for industrial biotechnology, Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre (IBioIC), UK


Dhirubhai Ambani Award for Outstanding Chemical Engineering Innovation for Resource-poor People 2016

Resource-poor Technology sponsored by Reliance Industries

Winner: ‘Medication delivery during breastfeeding’, JustMilk, USA

High commended: Skin adhesive sensors for tuberculosis detection, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Israel; The power of miniaturisation and smartphone diagnostics, Loughborough University, University of Reading, Capillary Film Technology Ltd, University of Cambridge, Lamina Dielectrics Ltd, UK

Finalists:

  • Skin adhesive sensors for tuberculosis detection, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Israel
  • Cost effective laterite-based arsenic filter, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India
  • Folia Filters, Folia Water, Inc., USA
  • Converting food waste to valuable product, TerraServ (Pty) Ltd, South Africa
  • The power of miniaturisation and smartphone diagnostics, Loughborough University, University of Reading, Capillary Film Technology Ltd, University of Cambridge, Lamina Dielectrics Ltd, UK
  • Medication delivery during breastfeeding, JustMilk, USA
  • Greener energy, London South Bank University, UK


Innovative Product of the Year Award 2016

Innovative Product Award sponsored by AstraZeneca

Winner:  ‘Development of chemically stabilized rubber bitumen’, MOL Plc, University of Pannonia, Hungary

Highly commended: Bubbleless aeration, OxyMem Ltd, University College Dublin, Republic of Ireland; DNA-based tracing technology, Haelixa GmbH, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Finalists:

  • Epicerol® – bio-based epichlorohydrin derived from glycerol, Solvay, Belgium
  • Clean, green MOF production, MOF Technologies Ltd, UK
  • A risk atlas for metals pitting, University of Adelaide, Australia
  • Development of chemically stabilized rubber bitumen, MOL Plc, University of Pannonia, Hungary
  • Bubbleless aeration, OxyMem Ltd, University College Dublin, Republic of Ireland
  • DNA-based tracing technology, Haelixa GmbH, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
  • ACCUTRACETM and CALIDUSTM fuel fraud prevention, Dow Chemical Company, Falcon Analytical, USA
  • Clean lead for the battery age, Aqua Metals, USA

Sustainable Technology Award 2016

Sustainable Technology Award sponsored by Costain

Winner: Clean lead for the battery age’, Aqua Metals, USA

Highly commended: Jurong waste heat recovery project, Glaxo Wellcome Manufacturing Pte Ltd, Singapore; Epicerol® – bio-based epichlorohydrin derived from glycerol, Solvay, Belgium  

Finalists:

  • Diamonds from the sky, George Washington University, USA
  • Innovative lamella dissolved air flotation unit, Jacobs UK Ltd, United Utilities, UK
  • Epicerol® – bio-based epichlorohydrin derived from glycerol, Solvay, Belgium
  • Development of chemically stabilized rubber bitumen, MOL Plc, University of Pannonia, Hungary
  • Eternity Power Thermal Harvesting™, Vuselela Energy (Pty) Ltd, H1 Holdings Group, South Africa
  • The Shell concept car, Shell International Ltd, Geo Technology SA, Gordon Murray Design, Shell Projects & Technology, UK/Switzerland
  • Clean lead for the battery age, Aqua Metals, USA
  • Jurong waste heat recovery project, Glaxo Wellcome Manufacturing Pte Ltd, Singapore
  • Re-engineering current palm oil degumming process, Sime Darby Research Sdn Bhd, Malaysia


Young Chemical Engineer in Industry Award 2016

Young Industrialist Award - GSK

Winner: Alex Kelly, BP, UK

Awards voteFinalists:

  • Rajesh Mohan, Petroleum Conservation Research Association, India
  • Mary Christofi, Airbus Operations Ltd, UK
  • Jahziel Joy Pasco, PM Group, Republic of Ireland
  • Mark McBride-Wright, KBR Ltd, UK
  • Alex Kelly, BP, UK
  • Betty Tsai, Procter & Gamble International, Singapore
  • Anis Zafirah Binti Sipal Anuwar, PETRONAS Chemicals Olefins Sdn Bhd, Malaysia

Young Chemical Engineer in Research Award 2016

Young Researcher Award sponsored by ExxonMobil

Winner: Timothy Gordon Walmsley, University of Waikato, New Zealand

Awards voteFinalists:

  • Sourav Mondal, University of Oxford, UK
  • Michelle Low, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
  • Nadeen Al-Janabi, University of Manchester, UK
  • Tomas Ramirez Reina, University of Surrey, UK
  • Patricia Perez Esteban, University College London, UK
  • Timothy Gordon Walmsley, University of Waikato, New Zealand
  • Jinsong He, National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • Paul-Loke Show, University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus, Malaysia

Food and Drink Award 2016

Food and Drink Award sponsored by PM Group

Winner: 'Vegetable oil purification’, Green Lizard Technologies Ltd (QUB spin-out), Evonik Industries AG, FGV Applied Technologies Sdn Bhd, UK/Germany/Malaysia

Highly commended: Dunnet Bay Distillers, UK

Finalists:

  • Structuring healthier bread, National University of Singapore, Singapore Institute of Clinical Sciences, Singapore
  • Vodka and gin distillery in Caithness, Dunnet Bay Distillers Ltd, UK
  • Emerging non-thermal technologies to pasteurise beer, University of Auckland, DB Breweries, New Zealand
  • Vegetable oil purification, Green Lizard Technologies Ltd (QUB spin-out), Evonik Industries AG, FGV Applied Technologies Sdn Bhd, UK/Germany/Malaysia

Water Award 2016 sponsored by the IChemE Water Special Interest Group

Water Award

Winner: ‘Folia Filters’, Folia Water Inc., USA

Highly commended: Condensation on slippery asymmetric bumps, Harvard University, USA; Lake District creamery on-site bio-energy plant, Clearfleau Ltd, UK

Finalists:

  • Innovative lamella dissolved air flotation unit, Jacobs UK Ltd, United Utilities, UK
  • Cost effective laterite-based arsenic filter, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India
  • Folia Filters, Folia Water Inc., USA
  • Bubbleless aeration, OxyMem Ltd, University College Dublin, Republic of Ireland
  • Condensation on slippery asymmetric bumps, Harvard University, USA
  • Tarragona DEMOWARE industrial water reuse project, Dow Water & Process Solutions, USA
  • Lake District creamery on-site bio-energy plant, Clearfleau Ltd, UK

Biotechnology Award 2016

Biotechnology Award sponsored by Shell

Winner: ‘cGMP manufacture of high potency biologics’, FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies, UK

Highly commended: The power of miniaturisation and smartphone diagnostics, Loughborough University, University of Reading, Capillary Film Technology Ltd, University of Cambridge, Lamina Dielectrics Ltd, UK 

Finalists:

  • Prostate cancer diagnosis smart technology, University of Birmingham, UK
  • Fast-killing and non-toxic antimicrobial materials, Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, Singapore
  • Light-activated synthetic tissues, University of Oxford, UK
  • Ultrasensitive microfluidic technology for profiling epigenomes, Virginia Tech, USA
  • Inflammation targeting nano-capsule technology, University of California, San Diego, USA
  • Self-assembled enzyme nanoparticles as reusable biocatalysts, Monash University, Australia
  • Standard Disposables Design™, PM Group, Republic of Ireland
  • cGMP manufacture of high potency biologics, FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies, UK
  • Anticancer mechanism of wasp venom peptide, University of Leeds, Sao Paulo State University, UK/Brazil
  • The power of miniaturisation and smartphone diagnostics, Loughborough University, University of Reading, Capillary Film Technology Ltd, University of Cambridge, Lamina Dielectrics Ltd, UK

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