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8 Jun 2016

Student receives award for research into brewing techniques

Chemical Engineering Masters student, Jack Ramsey, was recently awarded an Undergraduate Project Prize for his research into beer brewing techniques.

The prize, awarded annually by the IChemE Food and Drink Special Interest Group, recognises the achievements of undergraduate chemical engineering students who have performed a research project on a topic related to food and drink processing.

Inspired by the work of Dr Filipa Silva on the non-thermal pasteurisation of beer, Jack conducted a six month Professional Development Project (PDP) research placement at the University of Auckland.

His placement in New Zealand enabled him to explore the effect of combining high pressure and ultrasound techniques to speed up the processing time of beer, as opposed to the traditional method of thermally pasteurising yeast.

On winning the award, Jack said: "I was delighted to be awarded the prize. Carrying out a research project in an area I am so passionate about was a fantastic experience, and has definitely fuelled my ambition to seek a career in this area when I graduate." 

The award was presented at Loughborough University’s Annual Chemical Engineering dinner by Seona Turner, Principal Process Engineer at PM Group.