Process and Chemical Engineering Awards 2023

28 Mar 2024
Yzabella Carney, 2nd year Process & Chemical Engineering student from Rochestown winner of the Janssen J&J Process & Chemical Engineering Scholarship with runners up Anna Barry, Maya Sreenan, Stephen Whooley, Ella Murphy and Clemens Janssen with Shane Quinn, Engineering Projects Manager and Claire Walsh, Process Engineering Manager Janssen at the Process & Chemical Engineering Awards 2023-2024 in UCC. Picture. John Allen

The annual Process and Chemical Engineering Awards provides a showcase for UCC’s engineering talent and rewards student achievement. The event demonstrates how the School of Engineering & Architecture has positioned proactive engagement with industry at the heart of its curriculum. 

The Awards recognise student achievements across a diverse range of academic and extracurricular activities, and showcases student excellence in advanced process design, operation and innovation, with the philosophy of sustainability production at its core.

The Awards provide a showcase for emerging engineering talent and demonstrates the key role the School of Engineering & Architecture in supplying industry with the highest quality graduates. We are grateful to Gilead for sponsoring this year's event.

Process & Chemical Engineering in UCC has its origins in 1927 and has offered a Bachelor’s degree (initially in Food Process Engineering) since 1993 and in Process & Chemical Engineering since 2001.
The programme is accredited by both Engineers Ireland and the IChemE and since 2019-20 a 5-year integrated ME is offered. At the end of a successful 3rd year, students enter 4th year, to embark on a pathway to either the 5 year Integrated ME for eligible students or they may exit after four years with a BE(Hons) degree.
The ME pathway incorporates a professional work placement that takes place during the 2nd semester of year 4 and during the summer break (8 months).
There are in excess of 200 students studying Process and Chemical Engineering across the 5 years of the BE & ME programmes.

List of winners:

  • PM Group Design Award 2023-24. Winner: Eimear Dillon (4th Year). 
  • AbbVie Sustainability Prize in Process & Chemical Engineering. Winner: Kate Donovan (3rd Year). 
  • Eli Lilly Awards for Excellence in Process & Chemical Engineering. Winners: Stephen Whooley (2nd Year), Sarah O'Keefe (3rd Year), Niamh Crowley (4th Year), Carrie Crowley (5th Year) 
  • Janssen: J&J Scholarship. Winner: Yzabella Carney (2nd Year)
  • Janssen J&J Scholarship Runners up: Maya Sreenan, Stephen Whooley, Clemens Janssen, Anna Barry, Ella Murphy
  • MSD: Award for best Infotainment Graphic in Pharmaceutical Engineering. Winner: Conor Doody (3rd Year).
  • DPS Group: Design Challenge. Winner: Luke Kennedy (5th Year)
  • Pepsico Award: The Benefits and Challenges of AI in the Food and Beverage Industry. Winner: Rebecca Sheehan (3rd Year). 

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