Graduate student wins 1st prize at Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering Conference

Posted on Monday, May 2, 2016

Tolu Awobusuyi, Dean Kennedy, Dr. F.H. Tezel, Dominique Lefebvre

Dean Kennedy has been awarded 1st Prize in the Environmental Engineering Category at the 65th annual Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering Conference held in Calgary, Alberta. Kennedy won for his poster presentation entitled “Adsorption Screening for the Separation of Carbon Dioxide, Nitrogen, and Methane Gases.” The theme of the conference was “Shaping Energy Technology for the Future” with a focus on green technologies and their potential impacts on the environment and resources.

Dean Kennedy is pursuing a Master’s degree under the supervision of Professor F. Handan Tezel in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering. His thesis focuses on adsorbent material development for applications in industrial gas separations. Within the Faculty of Engineering, Dean works as a teaching assistant and has been the coordinating mentor of the Engineering and Computer Science Mentoring Centre.

The research that Dean is doing has many applications in landfill gas separations for the production of natural gas, as well as the reduction of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. Dean has been a very productive member of my research group with four published journal papers and six conference presentations, he definitely deserves this award,” said Dr.Tezel.

The 66th annual Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering Conference will be held between October 16 and 19, 2016 in Quebec City, Quebec and will focus on the theme of “Sustainability and Prosperity”. Interested students can find more information and register here.

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