AIChE Student Chapter Earns Awards at National Conference

 
Members of UT's 2013 Chem-E-Car Team show off their competition entry, the Tennessee Titan. From left are Dennis Edralin, Aston Thompson, Amanda Jones, Kelli Byrne, and Alex David.

Members of UT’s 2013
Chem-E-Car Team show off their competition entry, the Tennessee Titan. From left are Dennis Edralin, Aston Thompson, Amanda Jones, Kelli Byrne, and Alex David.

A team of students from the College of Engineering AIChE student chapter returned from the 2013 AIChE National Conference in San Francisco with a list of awards.

Kelli Byrne, a senior in chemical engineering, won the Praxair’s ScaleUp Award for her essay submission. Her paper compared the emissions of greenhouse gases from hydrogen production through reforming of natural gas and electrolysis of water.

Amanda Jones, a senior in chemical engineering, won first place in the Undergraduate Student Poster Session on Fuels, Petrochemicals, and Energy for her poster “Comparison of Membrane Performance for Vanadium Redox Flow Batteries.”

The Chem-E-Car Team competed with their car, the Tennessee Titan, in the 2013 National Chem-E-Car Competition and brought home the National SAChE Award: Inherent Safety in Design for the best application of the principles of chemical process safety to the Chem-E-Car competition.

To read the entire story, visit the College of Engineering website.

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