School of Engineering & Architecture Research Image Competition

12 Jul 2022
Winner Elvis Seporaitis: ReFrame. This is a student-led research group run by students from the School of Engineering and other schools. The aim is to research the feasibility of the production of a fully sustainable skateboard made from 100% recycled HDPE plastic. With the ultimate goal being the production of such a skateboard on campus. While providing the opportunity for students and staff to use a unique form of transport that is fully sustainable and takes plastic waste away from incineration or landfill.The following image is from the design and experimentation of our own novel skateboard design after being 3D printed.

We had a great response to our School Research Image Competition, with 37 entries overall, and some outstanding research images submitted across the range of disciplines. After a thorough shortlisting and voting process by seven members of the School Research Committee, we have selected the winners: 

  • 1st prize – Elvis Seporaitis
  • 2nd prize – Jiaxiang Zhu
  • 3rd prize – Aldert Otter 

A special mention goes to the entries from Aohui Ouyang, Justin Rutherford, and Siyuan Ye, these were shortlisted for the prizes but narrowly missed out.  The winners and some of the other best images received will soon be featured on the School’s research webpage, social media, and other School promotional materials.

 Thanks very much to all who participated in the competition, to the Research Committee for their work in judging the entries, and finally, congratulations to our winners!



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