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IMechE awards for Lancaster's outstanding engineering students

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The Lancaster University Engineering students collected their awards at The Institute of Mechanical Engineers in London The Lancaster University Engineering students collected their awards at The Institute of Mechanical Engineers in London

Engineering projects including tidal lagoons and planetary exploration vehicle power consumption have attracted national industry recognition for five Lancaster University students.

The students received Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) awards at a presentation ceremony in London last week.

Award recipients and their projects are:

Institution Best Project Certificate
Sean Petley (MEng Sustainable Engineering) - Tidal lagoons as an environmentally friendly solution to tidal range energy production in the UK

Institution Best Project Certificate
Frazer Stewart (MEng Mechanical Engineering) - Persephone Aeration System
Institution Best Student Certificate
Nilla-Helene Karlsen (MEng Sustainable Engineering) - WASP Vertical Axis Tidal Turbine Prototype Design and Analysis
Institution Best Student Certificate
Daniel Driver (MEng Mechatronic Engineering) - WASP Vertical Axis Tidal Turbine Prototype Design and Analysis
IMechE Project Award (Certificate & Medal)
Peter Jesson (MEng Mechanical Engineering) - Power Consumption Analysis of a Planetary Exploration Vehicle with Flexible Wheel Suspension, Operating upon Deformable Terrain

Peter Jesson now works for Rolls Royce and Daniel Driver for Reliance Precision Limited.

Sean Petley and Frazer Stewart, year four students, are both involved with a wave energy team project and Nilla-Helene Karlsen is a year one PhD student researching regenerative liquid ring pumps funded by Gilbert Gilkes & Gordon Ltd.

Sean, Fraser and Nilla-Helene are supervised by Dr George Aggidis, a Fellow of the IMechE and a board member of its Power Industries Fluid Machinery Group, who was present at the award ceremony.

"The awards are really good news for Lancaster University and the Engineering Department," said Dr Aggidis. "It is very pleasing to see that the level and quality of work produced by our students is so highly appreciated by senior UK engineers and IMechE Fellows, who are happy not only to offer praise and awards but also real job offers supporting our students in a positive way towards their next steps in their careers."

Thu 05 December 2013