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Alec Wright Wins Reflections of Research Competition

August 16

Alec photo win x 528

This competition challenges postgraduate research students to provide striking images that reflect research activity at Loughborough across all schools and disciplines.

The competition was judged by the Research Development Team, who were very impressed with the quality of the submissions received and the breadth of research at Loughborough that was represented.

The winning images were felt to have creatively engaged with the briefing, resulting in striking images of Loughborough research. 

The competition was very close, resulting in six additional ‘honourable mention’ awards.


First Prize – Alec Wright, Chemical Engineering.

The image (top photograph) shows a plasma reactor that Alec has designed. It shows the plasma that is formed which gives the purple glow and the bubbles produced from the membrane above.

Runner Up I – Jamie Stone, Centre for Sustainable Manufacturing and Recycling Technologies (SMART)

Runner Up II - Panagiota Moutsatsou, Chemical Engineering

Alec W with reactor x 250



Alec, (pictured left with the reactor), was supported in taking the photograph by Martin White, School Events Manager and in his academic work by Dr Hemaka Bandulasena.



The project, for which Alec and Dr Bandulasena received proof of concept funding for from the NIBB and the BBSRC is titled  "Ozonolysis of lignocellulosic biomass using low energy microplasma reactors."  For more information about the project, please go to the following link: http://www.lboro.ac.uk/departments/chemical/newsandevents/ozonolysis.html

Alec was also recently part of a team that came a close second in the Engineering YES Final - for further information, please follow this link: http://www.lboro.ac.uk/departments/chemical/newsandevents/loughborough-engineering-team-comes-second-in-the-engineering-yes-final.html


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