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Chemical Engineering students take out KBR prize for best final year project

Pratt Prize winners

The student team on presentation of their Pratt Prize earlier this year. Left to right: Suya He, Huixuan Yu, Yonathan Christianto, Chen-Yu Tsai and Robert Pratt (son of Clive Pratt). Absent: Robert Murray and Lachlan Henderson

A team of students from the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering has won the national Kellogg Brown and Root (KBR) Student Design Prize for 2016.

The KBR Student Design Prize recognises the outstanding Final Year Design Project from Australia and New Zealand University Chemical Engineering Departments.

The winning team, Lachlan Henderson, Huixuan Yu, Rob Murray, Chen-Yu Tsai, Yonathan Christianto and Suya He, developed a method to produce biodiesel from microalgae through a detailed facility design of unit operations.

Earlier this year, the team took out the 2016 Pratt Prize for best Chemical Engineering Design Project in Victoria.

The award will be presented to the team at the 2016 Chemeca Conference in Adelaide on 27 September.

The Melbourne School of Engineering congratulates the student team on this significant national recognition for their work.

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