Food & Drink Special Interest Group
A community for process professionals

Undergraduate project prize - Sponsored by PM Group

What is the aim of the prize?

The aim of this prize is to promote and recognise interest in food and drink processing amongst students taking undergraduate courses in chemical engineering.

Who is it awarded to?

The prize is awarded to students who have done either a design or research project on a topic related to food and drink processing as part of their undergraduate course at an IChemE accredited institution. Students taking a three or four-year undergraduate Bachelors or Masters are eligible to apply, but post-graduate qualification are ineligible.

How is the winner decided?

The assessors, made up of the SIG committee, will consider the novelty of the project, the relevance to food and drink processing, the quality of the work reported and the standard of reporting. With regard to the quality of the work the assessors will consider the nature of the project, such as bachelor / master’s level, the number of students working together, the project duration and the percentage of the year’s credits associated with project.

What is the prize and how many are awarded?

There are up to 2 prizes of up to £250 awarded each year, as determined by determined by the funds available. Prize money may be split if applications have equal merit or may be split between design and research focused projects. The prize is sponsored by PM Group and the total annual prize pot for 2018 is £500.

Of course the prize comes with the accolade of winning and will feature in our newsletter all of which look great on your CV!

How do I enter or nominate somebody?

Submissions are sought from students at all IChemE accredited departments. Submissions should be sent to before 31st December. Contact us for more information.

Details of how to apply >> 

Previous winners:

2017 Ricky Towell ,University of Loughborough

2015 Jack Ramsey, University of Loughborough

2014 Paul Hodgson, University of Cambridge

2013 Lim Gaik Lin, Khoo Phey Yeong, Koh Ming Wee, University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus

My IChemE

IChemE is a registered charity in England & Wales (214379), and a charity registered in Scotland (SC 039661).