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Loughborough Engineering Team comes second in Engineering YES final

July 16

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The competition offers postgraduate research students and post-doctoral researchers the opportunity to showcase their innovative designs.

Two teams from Loughborough entered this year’s competition, but it was Revma who were awarded second place.

The team, consisting of Alex Shaw, Alexander Wright, Stavros Yika-Tuesta, Carlos Granja and Ben Fitzpatrick, won with their business plan for Revma – an environmentally friendly, low cost, ozone based water cleaning system for swimming pools. (shown below left)

Reactor Eng YES 2016 x 250

They were awarded a £500 prize sponsored by the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) and were presented with the cheque by Paul Mitchell of RBS at Faraday Wharf on the Innovation Birmingham Campus.

The Engineering YES programme is run by Loughborough University in partnership with Loughborough Beacon Rotary and other Rotary clubs around the UK. Rolls Royce is the main sponsor for the event, with support from Royal Bank of Scotland, Natural Environment Research Council, Potter Clarkson and the Rotary Clubs.

Eng YES Alec Wright + Reactor x 250



Alec Wright, a Loughborough University Chemical Engineering Student and Team Member, (pictured on the right), had this to say in response to the Team’s achievement:

“To firstly make the grand finale of EngineeringYES we were naturally delighted, and to be placed as runners up overall was a great achievement for the team. We all worked extremely hard on the project so it’s very rewarding to see the hard work pay off with second place especially when the standard of competition was so high. The business plan was focused around a plasma driven water treatment reactor which was designed by myself and made by the technicians here in the Chemical Engineering Department of the University. We used this this as a working prototype and to help explain the technology which the business is founded on”

We offer our congratulations to the Team and wish them every success in the future.


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