Four SCE students represented Israel at the International Chemical Engineering Conference
Four SCE students represented Israel at the International Chemical Engineering Conference in Spain. At the Anque ICCE 3 Student Conference, that took place at the University of Cantabria in the city of Santander, students from all over the world presented posters describing their chemical engineering research. The panel of judges, comprised of persons from industry and academia from around world, selected seven leading studies from among the 60 posters. One of the posters selected was that of Stas Sheklin, a master’s degree Green Engineering student at the college.
Stas presented a study he conducted under the guidance of Dr. Oshrat Ontman, Dr. Eyal Tzur and Prof. Adi Wolfson. His study examined the functioning of heterogeneous catalysts on the basis of polysaccharides, a field that has not been widely studied to date. In the study Stas examined the chemical reactions of materials in different physical states in the aim of developing new materials for use in the food and pharma industries and in heavy industry.
“Tens of undergraduate and graduate students from around the world participated in the conference”, recounted Stas Sheklin. “They all presented very interesting studies in the chemistry field, many of them impactful for the health, industry and chemical production fields. For this reason I am very happy that the judges also selected my project as a study that can have an immediate impact on industry and on products we all use in daily life. The advantage in my study is that the materials I work with are non-toxic, and therefore from the reactions created in various tests they can be used in industries that come in contact with humans. Furthermore, the materials I use for the study can be produced in the laboratory, and therefore the production costs are not high. I think that the award for the study is proof that we are in the right direction, and therefore we will continue to conduct the study at the college in the aim of presenting future reliable results for the green engineering community”.